Monday, March 7, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Spygate Case is reporting that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant certiorari today in Mayer v. Belichick, the class action lawsuit resulting from the New England Patriots' 2007 "Spygate" controversy. The lawsuit alleged that by videotaping signals from the New York Jets' coaches, the Patriots had essentially rigged their contests versus the Jets and thus cheated fans out of millions of dollars. Both the district and appellate courts had previously dismissed the case.

For more on the case, be sure to check out Sports Law Blog's prior coverage of the Spygate incident (including Mark Conrad's discussion of the Third Circuit appeal and decision).