A ticket to a football game doesn’t come with any promise that the contest will be an honest one, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, rejecting an appeal by fans who said they were defrauded in the recent New England Patriots “Spygate” scandal.

In Mayer v. Belichick, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a lower court correctly dismissed the suit on the grounds that fans cannot claim any “cognizable injury” that stems from paying to watch a game that is later deemed to have an element of cheating.

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