The pockets of an Auburn fan/waiter are a little lighter this week after inadvertently bragging about the Tigers’ win to an Alabama fan whom he was serving.
Never let being a good consumer get in the way of your rivalry, folks.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
“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,” Joel Williams told KHOU.com on Monday.
“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.”
Brady and Williams took a photo together and that's when things took a turn for the worst.
“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."
Williams' co-worker, Christopher Moore, also took a photo with the Patriots' quarterback. And he too was fired.
“What they say and what they practice are two different things,” Moore said. “What we see on a daily basis, whether it be Reliant or CSC employees, is them taking picture and asking for autographs from players.”
CSC, which stands for Contemporary Services Corporation, issued this statement to KHOU.com:
“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.”
For his part, Williams says he didn't break any rules because he had finished his shift.
It's just too bad no one talked to Tonestradamus about how this would all play out. He could have warned them ahead of time and saved their jobs.
A problem with the team plane left the Saints sleeping in Seattle for an additional night. Specific details on the problem with the aircraft were not known at this time.
The team is now due back in NOLA to begin preparations for next Sunday's game with Carolina.