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Houston security guards fired for taking photos with Tom Brady

12.03.13 at 2:33 pm ET
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Two Reliant Stadium security guards who were working the Texans-Patriots game on Sunday lost their jobs after taking a picture with Tom Brady following New England’s 34-31 win.

Joel Williams, one of the security guards, told KHOU.com that he ran into Brady after he had clocked out of his shift for the day.

“I said, ‘Hey Tom Brady, good job, good game man.’ He looked at me and smiled,” Williams said. “He was very polite, very nice guy, humble. Sometimes I see players and say hello, and they just keep walking.”

After taking the picture, Williams was approached by his supervisor, who fired him on the spot.

“Immediately after I took the picture, I got ran down by a supervisor,” Williams said. “They didn’t really give a reason, they said you know you’re wrong and you’re fired.”

“What they say and what they practice are two different things,” said Christopher Moore, the other guard who was fired for taking a photo with Brady.. “What we see on a daily basis, whether it be Reliant or CSC employees, is them taking pictures and asking for autographs from players.”

CSC, which stands for Contemporary Services Corporation, justified its actions in a statement sent to KHOU.

“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.”

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