Two Reliant Stadium security guards were fired over the weekend after posing for pictures with Tom Brady. No, it wasn’t because Brady was in town to play the Houston Texans, it was because taking pictures with performers is strictly against the security company’s policy.
Joel Williams, who was one of the two men fired, said he was getting ready to clock out after his shift on Sunday, when he saw the popular quarterback:
“When you are at your post and you’re doing your job, you’re not supposed to take pictures with anybody because your job is to secure that area… 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 I took the picture, I got ran down by a supervisor. They didn’t’ really give a reason, they said you know you’re wrong and you’re fired.”
Christopher Moore, the other man who was fired, says that even though there’s supposedly a policy in place against taking pictures with performers, that it’s something that happens all the time:
“What they say and what they practice are two different things. What we see on a daily basis, whether it be Reliant or CSC employees, is them taking picture and asking for autographs from players.”
But even after this story hit the internet, CSC says it’s sticking with its decision to fire the two employees.