NJ Jets fans sue Patriots for videotaping scandal

Two Princeton lawyers are taking on the New England Patriots for videotaping the Jets? defense signals during the home opener in September.

Carl Mayer and Bruce Afran, both Jets fans, said they were deceived by the Patriots. They are seeking more than $184 million on behalf of all Jets ticket holders in a class-action lawsuit.

"When a consumer pays hard earned money sometimes, it is a couple of thousands per family. This is serious, and when a team violates their rights to an honest game, it is stealing from those fans,? Afran said.

The pair believes Jets ticket holders should be paid for games the Patriots played against Jets since coach Bill Bilichick took over the Patriots in 2000. They are suing under the Corrupt Organization Act and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.

The Patriots and Billichick have 30 days to respond to the lawsuit. The team is not commenting on suit.

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