TUCSON, Ariz. -- An Arizona man admitted in court Thursday that he used a computer to interrupt a Tucson-area telecast of the 2009 Super Bowl with a 37-second pornography clip.
Frank Tanori Gonzalez pleaded guilty to two counts of computer tampering, Pima County prosecutors said.
Gonzalez was a Cox Communications employee who was working as a liaison with Comcast at the time of the incident, according to authorities.
The game was shown in Tucson on KVOA. The station sent its signals -- both standard definition and high definition -- to Cox Communications, which then sent them to Comcast. Only those watching the standard-definition feed of the game on KVOA saw the clip.
Gonzalez was arrested by the FBI and local police in February. The 39-year-old is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 1, the Arizona Daily Star reported.
As part of a plea agreement, Gonzalez must serve three years' probation and pay a $1,000 fine. If he successfully completes his probation, the crime will be designated a misdemeanor rather than a felony.
Comcast ended up offering a $10 credit to all of its 80,000 subscribers, whether they saw the brief X-rated clip or not.
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