Elsewhere, Peyton Manning responds to wedding invitation.
It’s not all laughs and good times in the NFL, as two security guards have been fired after having their pictures taken with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Sunday.
One of the men, who worked part-time as security for the Houston Texans at the Reliant Stadium, has since come out to plead that he was just about to clock out from his shift at the time of the photos being taken.
However, after being caught taking the picture, he was told by his supervisor that he was fired along with his colleague who couldn’t resist a snap of his own.
Two Reliant Stadium guards fired for taking pics with Brady. They should be glad they didn't ask Belichick. http://t.co/0gr6GZVWDN
— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) December 3, 2013
Joel Williams, one of the security guards in question, insisted that he was fully aware that he is not permitted to take pictures with people while on duty, but said that he was ready to end his shift.
“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.”
Christopher Moore, the other security guard embroiled in the controversy, has also revealed that various other employees at the company also ask for autographs and pictures from players, and it would appear that he is ready to launch a complaint against his employers.
However, that wasn’t all the off-field fun in the NFL on Tuesday with some light-hearted fun to be had, as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning also made the headlines after he took the time to respond to a wedding invitation.
Anna Bozard has been a life-long fan of the NFL legend, and while he unfortunately ticked “regretfully decline” on the invitation, he added a nice touch by signing the card and wishing his fan the best.
— NFL (@nfl) December 3, 2013