BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Two Massachusetts men accused of secretly recording and selling a prank phone call involving two NFL general managers remain free after pleading not guilty to federal wiretapping charges in New York.
Plymouth residents Joshua Barber and Nicholas Kaiser declined to speak with reporters after appearing Tuesday with their lawyers in U.S. District Court in Buffalo.
Investigators say the 20-year-olds 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, during which the GMs discuss free agency.
Kaiser's lawyer, Rodney Personius, says he's open to a pretrial resolution of the case.