Matt Light held a football camp for kids aged 7-17 at Merrimack College in North Andover last week. Several other players attended including Patrick Chung, Brandon Meriweather, and Andover resident, Buddy Farnham. I have several family members who work on campus and they relayed a pretty funny story at a family gathering today. One of them was actually in on it. Light had worked out a prank with the help of one of the campers and campus police (where an aunt of mine works) to put a little scare into Farnham. While Farnham was working with one of the 13 year old campers, the kid drops down as if he is hurt and Farnham sends him over to get medical attention. At the end of camp that day, Light and Farnham are walking off of the field and several campus police officers approach the two looking for "Buddy". Farnham acknowledges who he is and the police ask him to get into the cruiser as a parent of the child who went down is filing a complaint that Farnham physically abused the child. Farnham was appalled. He keeps asking questions about what may have happened, answers every question the officers have for him and then says, "I haven't even played a game yet, What will I tell my mother!?" Light, meanwhile is "negotiating" with the officers to "make this right." Tickets, autographs, free clinics. "Can we chalk this up to heat? To a guy getting excited about his job? To a rookie prank?" Farnham stops, his jaw drops. He turns to Light, who grabs him in a bear hug and says, "Welcome aboard, Buddy!"