AT&T Ejects Party-Crashing T-Mobile CEO

T-Mobile CEO John Legere, right, with CNET's Roger Cheng at the AT&T CES event on Monday night.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere, right, with CNET’s Roger Cheng at the AT&T CES event on Monday night.

While some at T-Mobile might still have some emotional scars from its failed engagement to AT&T, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has no such connection, having joined the company in 2012, after federal regulators nixed the marriage. Since then, the leather-jacketed MIT grad has occasionally taken to picking on the Death Star and its stuffy reputation. The latest stunt involved crashing AT&T’s private party at CES on Monday.

According to CNET’s Roger Cheng, who Tweeted a pic with Legere that presumably led to his ejection at the Palms in Las Vegas, Legere did not sneak into the party. Instead, he scored a pass from reps for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who performed at the event.

Cheng says that shortly after he shared the photo online, security escorted Legere from the party. The CEO later confirmed via Twitter that it was indeed him at the Palms.

Legere is presumably in town for T-Mobile’s Wednesday morning announcement, in which the company is expected to respond to AT&T’s recently launched deal that offers current T-Mobile customers hundreds of dollars in credit if they switch to AT&T.