The prank didn't happen Monday -- April Fools Day -- but the news of it came out Monday, as Rams coach Sean McVay talked on the Adam Schefter podcast about recently tricking Kliff Kingsbury into thinking a dinner out with the two of them and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes -- who played for Kingsbury at Texas Tech -- could be a big problem.
"We have a mutual friend who I put his name in my phone as Roger Goodell," McVay said. "And I had this friend send me a text saying 'I can't believe you're at dinner with Kingsbury and Mahomes. You know better than this. This is tampering and you're both losing picks.' I showed Kliff the text and he saw a ghost. I said, 'You better call (Cardinals GM) Steve Keim right away.' He said, 'I thought I was going to lose the No. 1 overall pick.'
"We couldn't let it go on too long but it was pretty good. We got him good. I was talking to him about that (at the owners meetings) when I saw him. I'm pretty proud of that one."
McVay noted with a chuckle the dinner "was all legal and we had a good time with it." McVay and Kingsbury rehashed it later, with McVay relating that Kingsbury said "That's messed up. I'm getting you back."
"It was fun," McVay said. "Hopefully this story doesn't get anybody in trouble."
UPDATE: Kingsbury talked about it on his Kingsbury Chronicle podcast. "It ruined dinner," he said. "I almost threw up. It was well done. He was like, '(Goodell) never texts me. This is not good.' And I was like, 'Oh my God.' It was a well-done prank and he's got one coming."