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Fidelity fires four employees for playing fantasy football
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Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 16, 2009 10:56 AM ET

Fantasy football can get expensive, but no one has paid more for it than Cameron Pettigrew.

Pettigrew was fired from Fidelity Investments in Westlake, Texas for running an office league, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The smoking gun wasn't even an obnoxious trash-talking email. Pettigrew was smart enough not to send any emails from work, but "investigators" found two instant messages with fantasy football-related material.

"One of my buddies sent me something about how bad Trent Edwards was playing or something like that," Pettigrew said. (If complaining about Trent Edwards was a crime, no one could work in Buffalo.)

"So they called me in and talked to me for about 90 minutes on everything I ever knew about fantasy football," Pettigrew continued. "They interrogated me as though I was some sort of international gambling kingpin. Then they released me for the day, and I was like, 'OK.' I never thought they'd fire me for this, but, the next day, I get the call saying I had been terminated."
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Holy shit give me a break They flag incoming email for Football content?
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I read this earlier today. I was thinking, if that happened at my company, I'd be in big doodoo. 10% of my emails involve fantasy sports.
There's no crying in baseball
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Gator Wrote:10% of my emails involve fantasy sports.

I think the 42 gigabytes of miget porn I have on my work machine may overshadow my sports emails and surfing ESPN.
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