Charges Against Buddy Nix Pranksters Could Be Dropped

December 4, 2013 Updated Dec 4, 2013 at 5:23 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Charges Against Buddy Nix Pranksters Could Be Dropped

December 4, 2013 Updated Dec 4, 2013 at 5:23 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Charges could be dropped against two Massachusetts men charged with invading a private conversation between former Bills general manager Buddy Nix and Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik.

Attorneys say 21-year-olds Joshua Barber and Nicholas Kaiser called Nix's office in March, claiming to be Dominik.

Nix answered the telephone but there was no one on the line. Barber then called the office of Dominik claiming to be Nix.

While Barber was on hold with Dominik's office, Nix's office placed a call using the redial 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, Barber connected Nix and Dominik without either parties knowledge or consent. That call was subsequently recorded by Kaiser.

Barber and Kaiser sold the unauthorized recording to the website deadspin.com.

In court Wednesday, Barber and Kaiser entered a pre-trial diversion agreements with the Government.

Under the terms of the diversion agreement,

Barber and Kaiser must abide by certain terms and conditions for the next 18 months.

If they do so, the charges against them will be dripped. If not, the charges could be reinstated.