DALLAS — A Dallas-area man who gave Cowboys fans ticket stub images to back up their claims of a game-winning touchdown during a 2014 NFC Wild Card playoff loss has been terminated, the Dallas Cowboys announced Thursday.
Tony Krieger, 38, was fired from his position with the team and its ticket office on Jan. 15.
He told The Associated Press in a statement that he was fired “because I failed to follow my responsibilities as an employee and a professional.
I have been an outstanding employee who has taken great pride in the work we do and I have never failed to do my job.”
Krieger said he was offered a job as a sales representative for the Cowboys’ Ticket Office in Dallas.
He did not respond to emails and phone calls seeking comment.
In 2014, he was arrested in Florida on misdemeanor charges of impersonating a public official and giving a false identification to obtain a ticket stub.
He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to a year in jail and three years of probation.
Dallas said it terminated Kriegers contract on Jan 14 and that it would provide a statement to the AP on the matter.
A ticket stub image is the second such incident that has led to termination of an employee since the NFL instituted a new policy on ticket stubing.
In March, a ticketing agent who was fired for giving a Cowboys fan a ticket that included a photo of a Cowboys player was fired after the Cowboys denied his claim.