Jerry Wojcik is a fan of the Buffalo Bills, but he sure has a funny way of showing it. The “fan” has sued his favorite NFL team for $3 million, citing that the team violated The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 by sending him too many text messages.
The most ridiculous part? The text messages were a service that Wojcik himself signed up for. The Bills promised to send him a maximum of five text messages per week, but Wojcik says he received 13 messages over a two-week period.
Those three extra text messages were three too many. Wojcik originally sought statutory damages of $500 per excessive message for negligent violations and up to $1,500 per message for willful violations.
In the end, the Buffalo Bills agreed to provide $2.4 million worth of debit cards, ranging from $57 to $75 each, to anyone who had signed up to the text message service.
As the lead plaintiff in the case, Jerry walked away with $5,000.
His lawyers? They really scored a touchdown — banking $562,500 in the settlement. Maybe they are Patriots fans?
To put this in full perspective for football fans, if this lawsuit was on the Bill’s roster.
Considering his expense to the team, maybe Wojchik should get a tryout?