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Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:52 am
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Security guards fired for photos with Tom Brady
Two security guards were fired Cardinals Troy Niklas Jersey for having their pictures taken with New England quarterback Tom Brady after the Houston Texans' loss to the Patriots on Sunday at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Joel Williams and Christopher Moore were part time security guards at Reliant Stadium.
Williams said he understood the policy that security guards were not permitted to take pictures with people while on duty but said he was ready to clock out when he ran into Brady.
"I said, 'Hey, Tom Brady, good job, good game, man.' He looked at me and smiled," Williams told KHOU TV. "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 get ran down by a supervisor," Williams said. "They didn't really give a reason. They said, 'You know. You know you're wrong and you're fired.'"
Contemporary Services Corporation, which handles security staffing for Texans games, released a statement to KHOU which read:
"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."