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Prank caller makes it on to SportsCenter

February 24, 2010 |  9:51 am

ESPN might want to have someone screen its calls a little better after a Brian Westbrook impostor managed to get on a "SportsCenter" broadcast.

Westbrook was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and ESPN thought it had the two-time Pro Bowl selection on the line for a live interview with SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt. But it was actually a fellow named "Captain Janks" -- a notorious prank caller who has appeared on The Howard Stern Show.

As you can see, it didn't take long for Van Pelt to realize he had been fooled. Check out the video:

-- Austin Knoblauch