Bad Week for the Buffalo Bills Just Got Worse
You thought being a Lions fan was rough? The Buffalo Bills began this season by misleading their fans. They posted on their website that they would play Detroit for the 10th time this year. That Defensive Coordinator Jim Swartz would be making his first trip back to Detroit after being head coach of the Lions for the past 5 years. In the same paragraph they stated. “The Bills have played 8 Thanksgiving Day games in team history (4-4) with their last appearance on Turkey Day coming in 1994.” Click here to see the full story.
To me it implies they would be playing on Thanksgiving Day? The schedule was released Wednesday by the NFL and the Buffalo Bills are NOT playing on Thanksgiving Day. They will play in Detroit October 5th.
Here is what the Bills had to say
“The NFL has not released the schedule for the upcoming season, so we don’t know the dates or times of our games for 2014. We posted a story on our website yesterday that simply pointed out that we have played the Lions on Thanksgiving Day in past years. Some media and fans apparently misinterpreted the story to mean that we have an insight into this year’s schedule. We do not have an insight and like our fans, we are anxiously awaiting the schedule announcement from the league. We apologize to any fans who may have been misled by our website story.”
Then, yesterday they were forced to pay around $3 million to their fans for violating their terms of service in their texing program. The Bills had promised to not send more than 5 messages per week updating fans on Bills information. They sent 13 messages in a 2 week span propmting these “FANS” in the text club to start a class action lawsuit. Click here to see that story. Jerry Wojcik was the Bills “Judas” who started the class action suit. He will recieve $5 thousand for the 3 extra texts he had to endure.
If all 39,750 fans who opted to receive texts from the team collect their debit cards, the Bills would have given out gift cards worth a total $2,487,745. The cards will be fully transferable and valid for four years. They range in value from $57.50 to $75. The Bills will pay an additional $562,500 to Wojcik’s lawyers for attorney fees. Click here for the full story from espn.com.
The Bills made a statement.
The Buffalo Bills have reached a settlement in this matter which we believe is in the best interest of our organization and our fans,” the team said in a statement. “The purpose of the Bills’ voluntary, opt-in text messaging program was to provide our fans with information they requested about the team. The organization maintains that our text messaging program was in compliance with the law.”
Now the Bills won’t have their cheerleaders, the Buffalo “Jills” for the 2014 season. 5 former “Jills” filed a lawsuit complaining they worked hundreds of hours for free, and were subjected to groping and sexual comments. Click here to see the full story at yahoo.com.
You thought you were having a bad week.
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