Federal agents shut down 16 sites yesterday that illegally stream live sporting events. And if your name is Yonjo Quiroa, you can pretty much forget about watching the big game this Sunday. Quiroa was charged in yesterday’s raids, with running nine of the 16 seized sites. The raids began, as the Wall Street Journal points out, shortly after New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady “casually mentioned his own use of illegal websites during a news conference staged in preparation for the Super Bowl on Sunday between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.
‘Last year I was rehabbing my foot in Costa Rica, watching the game on an illegal Super Bowl website. And now I'm actually playing in the game. So, it's pretty cool,’ Mr. Brady said.”
Let’s not forget that NBC has already announced its plans to stream the Super Bowl, so I can only assume the Feds were using Sunday’s game as a way to highlight what’s been going on.