Dan Leone, the former Eagles employee who lost his job over a posting on his facebook page, received some good news this week from the player he commented on.
Former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins will give his allotment of two tickets to Leone, who was a as game day west gate chief at Lincoln Financial Field, when Denver visits Philly during the 2009 season, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. The game date has yet to be announced, as the 2009 NFL schedule has not been released.
"I thought it'd be a good gesture,'' Dawkins said, according to the Daily News. "Had I not ... signed with Denver, that guy would still have his job."
Leone's public comment was deamed worthy of firing the part-time employee, this is how it appeared on his facebook page.
"Dan is [expletive] devastated about Dawkins signing with Denver ... Dam Eagles R Retarted!!".
The comment didn't remain online for long before Leone deleted it, but to the Eagles, the damage was done, and Leone paid the price.
"I shouldn't have put it up there," Leone said after the firing, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. "I was ticked off, and I let my emotions go, but I didn't offend any one person or target a specific individual. I was just upset that we lost such a great guy. Dawkins was one of my favorite players. I made a mistake."