No. 09-2237.

605 F.3d 223 (2010)

Carl J. MAYER, Appellant v. Bill BELICHICK; The New England Patriots; National Football League.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Filed May 19, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Carl J. Mayer, Esq. (Argued), Mayer Law Group, Bruce I. Afran, Esq. (Argued), Princeton, NJ, for Appellant.

Daniel L. Goldberg, Esq. (Argued), Charles L. Solomont, Esq., Bingham McCutchen, Boston, MA, David Kistler, Esq., Stephen M. Orlofsky, Esq., Blank Rome, Princeton, NJ, for Appellees Bill Belichick and New England Patriot Football Club.

Paul M. Eckles, Esq., Shepard Goldfein, Esq. (Argued), Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York, NY, for Appellee National Football League.

Before: FISHER, and COWEN, Circuit Judges and PRATTER, District Judge.


COWEN, Circuit Judge.

Plaintiff Carl J. Mayer appeals from the order of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey granting the respective motions to dismiss filed by Defendants Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots ("Patriots") as well as by Defendant National Football League ("NFL"). We will affirm.


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