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Appeals court sides with lower court

Updated: May 19, 2010, 4:30 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- NFL fans miffed by the New England Patriots' secret videotaping of their opponents' signals can boycott games or team merchandise, but they can't seek legal damages for "Spygate," a U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday.

The appeals panel upheld a district judge's ruling that dismissed the suit by lawyer Carl Mayer, a New York Jets season ticket holder from Princeton, N.J.

Mayer had argued that fans spent large sums to see games that were essentially rigged, and ...

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