Bills fan sues over team text messages

Published On November 12, 2012 | By Jill Saftel

We’ve seen our fair share of wonky sports lawsuits, like the Cowboys fan who sued the team when she sat on a hot bench and suffered burns during the preseason, but this one might take the cake.

According to Yardbarker, Bills fan Jerry Wojcik registered to receive text message updates from the team to keep up with Buffalo happenings since he lives in Tampa. Now, he’s suing the team because the text update program pledged to send no more than five texts per week. According to Wojcik and his attorneys, the Bills have been texting him too much, with six texts one week and seven another.

That’s right. A lawsuit over two text messages.

The case is meant to be a class-action suit based on the amount of spam text messages Americans receive and how costly it can be for them. Apparently Wojcik’s attorneys cited two spam-settlement cases of about $20 million and $47 million.

There are plenty of questions here, like why not just get your Bills news from the Internet? And why didn’t Wojcik just leave the update program if it was irritating him? But the No. 1 question, here and in most lawsuits involving fans, is why would you sue a team you apparently love so much?

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Jill studies journalism at Northeastern University, covers Hockey East for College Hockey News and is the sports editor for The Huntington News. You can follow her on Twitter at @jillsaftel, just don't ask her to choose between hockey and baseball, it's impossible.