Maybe a little too nice. His kind spirit ended up costing a couple of part-time security guards at Reliant Stadium in Houston their jobs.
“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 was so nice that he posed for a photo with Williams, and another with fellow security guard Christopher Moore. Not long after, Williams and Moore were out of work.
“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."
The security guards work for Contemporary Services Corp, which sent KHOU this statement: “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.”
But Moore isn't buying it.
“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 pictures and asking for autographs from players.”
Williams said he thought he wasn't violating the policy because he was finished with his work for the day.
The two probably would have been better off taking photos with Texans quarterback Case Keenum. Chances are even the folks at his home stadium wouldn't recognize him.