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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 4:32 pm | Updated: 1:41 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The attorney representing the two Arizona Cardinals fans accused of pouring diesel fuel to burn messages into the front lawn of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb last month, has entered not guilty pleas on their behalf, according to court records.

Rex Michael Perkins, 37, and Ryan Hanlon, 28, each are facing a charge of criminal damage in connection to the incident at McNabb’s Chandler residence in the 4100 block of South Purple Sage on Jan. 17.

Rex Perkins, left, and Ryan Hanlon right

Perkins and Hanlon are scheduled to appear in Chandler Municipal Court for a pre-trial on March 16 for the misdemeanor charges, according to information from the court.

Perkins’ and Hanlon’s attorney, Patrick Gann, also a former Chandler city prosecutor, told the Tribune on Tuesday he would not discuss his clients or the case.

Perkins and Hanlon were arrested by Chandler police on Jan. 18 on suspicion of criminal damage for allegedly burning messages into McNabb’s front yard that said, “Go Cards,” and “Go Kurt,” causing an estimated $2,000 in damage, according to police.

Police were able to track down the pair after they discovered a sticker containing the home address of one of the men on a cardboard sign left in McNabb’s yard.

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