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Police Arrest Prankster Who Offered Tony Dungy The USC Job

When last we met Ken Tarr, he was riding high off the Dungy-to-USC prank and planned on offering Will Muschamp a middling position at a middling program just to "see if he gets insulted or not." Now he's in a Los Angeles jail, on suspicion of felony eavesdropping.


Tarr was booked Monday morning following a two-month LAPD investigation for allegedly recording phone conversations he had with coaches without their consent, which is illegal in California and in the specific case of the Dungy prank, "led to confusion and denials from both USC and Dungy."

At least a dozen coaches from the NFL, NBA and college football teams were victims of the illegal eavesdropping, including University of Hawaii Coach Norm Chow, Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and San Diego Chargers Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, sources familiar with the investigation said.

Tarr remains in jail in lieu of $20,000 bail, awaiting charges that could be filed by Wednesday.

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Prankster who allegedly targeted top coaches arrested by LAPD [NBC]

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