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NFL Phone Prank Suspects Appear in Buffalo Federal Court

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Two Massachusetts men accused of secretly recording and selling a prank phone call involving two NFL general managers appeared in federal court in Buffalo on Tuesday.

Plymouth residents Joshua Barber and Nicholas Kaiser were in court on wiretapping charges. Investigators say they arranged a March 8 call between then-Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix and Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik that wound up on the website Deadspin.com.

Prosecutors say Barber first called Nix posing as Dominik and then called Dominik and used the conference call function to link the calls for the conversation, recorded by Kaiser.

The attorney for barber told Two On Your Side his client pranked Nix because he wanted to play for the Bills.

The judge in the case entered a not guilty plea for both men.

Both men will remain free. They will return to court in Buffalo in August.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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