How did Trent Edwards' poor play manage to get a fantasy commissioner fired from his job at Fidelity Investments? The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has the answer.â†µ
Four fantasy owners who worked at Fidelity were fired for using company equipment and time to run fantasy leagues, some of which had cash prizes for winners, thus entering into the realm of gambling. After intercepting some emails that related to fantasy football leagues in one office, the powers-that-be at the company discovered that Cameron Pettigrew was also running a fantasy league out of another office. Pettrigrew claimed he never sent emails about the league on company time or used his company email address. So how did Fidelity find out about his league? The dreaded Instant Message:
"One of my buddies sent me something about how bad Trent Edwards was playing or something like that," Pettigrew said. "So they called me in and talked to me for about 90 minutes on everything I ever knew about fantasy football. 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."â†µ
Three other fantasy owners were fired along with Pettigrew.â†µ
Moral of the story - Trent Edwards playing bad football has power that ranges far beyond the Buffalo Bills. Or don't use company facilities to run your fantasy league. One or the other.