Two security guards working at Reliant Stadium in Houston were fired for taking a picture with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady Sunday. The guards, Joel Williams and Christopher Moore, said they were about to clock out when they saw the all-star quarterback and asked if he would pose with them.
Williams told KHOU, “I said, ‘Hey Tom Brady, good job, good game man.’ He looked at me and smiled. He was very polite, very nice guy, humble. Sometimes I see players and say hello, and they just keep walking.” Immediately after the picture was taken though, a supervisor came up to Williams and he knew he was in trouble.
“They didn’t really give a reason, they said you know you’re wrong and you’re fired,” Williams told the Houston TV station. He acknowledged that he was aware of a policy prohibiting security from taking pictures with athletes while working.
The company that staffs the stadium’s security, Contemporary Services Corporation, released a statement saying, “It is strictly against CSC policy for its employees to request photos or autographs from players. CSC stands by its decision to terminate the two employees who violated this policy.”
New England beat Houston 34-31.