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Lawsuit Claims That Giants, Jets Should
Drop ‘New York’ From Name

A class action lawsuit was filed in Manhattan by a pair of New York football fans against
the New York Giants and the New York Jets. According to the New York Post, the two
football fans are requesting in their $6 billion lawsuit against the Jets, Giants, and NFL
that the two teams simply drop “New York” from their name.

Two football fans are requesting in their $6 billion lawsuit against the Jets, Giants and
the NFL that the two teams drop “New York” from their names because they play in
East Rutherford, New Jersey, according the New York Post.

This comes after a decade-long unease for both the Giants and Jets in the criticism that
the two ‘New York’ teams actually play at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New
Jersey.

“MetLife Stadium is located in the swamps of East Rutherford, NJ … , which has a
population under 10,000, the 116th largest city in New Jersey. It’s not exactly an
exciting and romantic destination[,] and the Giants, Jets and MetLife Stadium have
absolutely no connection whatsoever with the city, county or state of New York…,” says
the amended Manhattan federal court complaint filed last month.

According to CBS Sports, The Giants haven’t played in New York since 1976 and the
Jets since 1984. The two plaintiffs, Abdiell Suero and Maggie Wilkins, claim that false
advertising “and other fraudulent, deceptive practices” resulted in them believing both
teams still played in New York.

Both teams have not taken this lawsuit lightly. CBS Sports reported that back in April, all
parties filed papers to have the lawsuit dismissed, “Insisting that the use of New York in
the team names is not misleading at all.”

“These claims are calculated to score points in the headlines — not the courtroom,” read
a statement by lawyers representing the parties involved.

Although the two plaintiffs are going against an army of highly paid lawyers, their case is
still a strong one.

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