The joke now appears to be on the two men who prank called Buddy Nix.
Joshua Barber and Nicholas Kaiser contacted Buddy Nix while he was still the general manager of the Buffalo Bills and identified themselves as Mark Dominik, the GM of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The two men, who are both 20, were charged by criminal complaint with intentionally intercepting a wire communication and with making a telephone call without disclosing their identity with the intent to annoy or harass the person at the called number.
As WGRZ reports:
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, Joshua Barber telephoned the office of former Buffalo Bills General Manger Buddy Nix claiming to be Tampa Bay Buccaneers General Manger Mark Dominik. Buddy Nix answered the telephone but there was no one on the line. Defendant Barber then telephoned the office of Mark Dominik claiming to be Buddy Nix.
While Barber was on hold with Mark Dominik’s office, Nix’s office placed a call using the re-dial function to what was believed to be the office of Mark Dominik. While on hold with Dominik’s office, defendant Barber saw the incoming call from Nix. Using the conference function, defendant Barber connected Nix and Dominik without either parties knowledge or consent. That call was subsequently recorded by defendant Kaiser. The complaint further states that after the conversation was recorded, defendants Barber and Kaiser sold the unauthorized recording to a media outlet.
The defendants will make an initial appearance on June 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder.
Nix recently stepped down as the general manager of the Bills.