NBC News- Authorities have arrested a Los Angeles man who they say pranked big-name coaches from the NBA, NFL and college football into believing he was offering them jobs with pro or college teams. Kenneth Edward Tarr, 32, was booked Monday morning on suspicion of felony eavesdropping by LAPD Hollywood Division detectives for recording phone calls with sports figures without their permission, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s booking records and LAPD officials. Under California law, it is illegal to record someone without their consent.
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. In one of the most high-profile stunts that’s part of the LAPD investigation, Tarr allegedly telephoned former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts coach and NBC analyst Tony Dungy to offer him the head coaching job at the University of Southern California, sources said. Although the school ultimately offered the position to Steve Sarkisian, the prank led to confusion and denials from both USC and Dungy.
This guy’s troll game is so off the hook. Just unrelenting dedication to the art of fucking with people. And I, for one, tip my cap to him. Because I respect anyone who dominates their field this well, regardless of what that field may be. I also am a huge fan of the fact that he got Tony Dungy with this rouse because Dungy is the smuggest dude this side of Pete Carroll. Seriously though he must have the worlds sorest neck because he spends all day looking down on everyone else. So this Kenny Tarr dude is ok in my book. It’s one of those “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” kind of deals.
But as I dig deeper, it appears that this dude emailed Barstool Jr. about all of his little hoaxes, using his real name like an idiotic rookie, and that’s what led to his eventual arrest. So now he is the friend of my enemy, which would make him my enemy I believe? Plus he’s making me look like a dick for calling him the greatest troll ever only to find out that he’s actually the absolute worst ever. So Kenny Tarr, you can go and get bent for all I care. And enjoy jail boss, I’m sure you’ll be fine though, I’ve heard prank phone callers are pretty high up in the prison hierarchy.
Sidenote- Chances this guy used his one jailhouse phone call to hit up Lane Kiffin and offer him the Texans job? 100%, right?
UPDATE- A stoolie just me a link to this guys youtube page where he has all of his wiretapping video posted… under his real name once again, of course.
Thanks to Bryson for the tip.