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Shanahan's briefcase stolen at Heinz Field? Not quite

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Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, 7:22 p.m.
 

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's recent visit to Heinz Field wasn't a complete loss.

After his team lost to the Steelers, 27-12, on Oct. 28, Shanahan complained to Steelers and stadium security officials that $3,700 and his passport were missing from a leather briefcase that was left unsecured in an open locker during the game. A security officer said Shanahan was visibly upset.

Despite being told that the locker room was secured throughout the game, Shanahan chose to file a report with Pittsburgh police. Officers subsequently met with Ed Burke, the Redskins' security director.

The report was withdrawn after Shanahan or someone associated with him called back — apparently the next day — and said the missing property had been stowed in another bag.

• Even if they don't win the AFC North, the Steelers (6-3) — winners of four in a row — are in strong position to make the AFC playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons under Mike Tomlin. They have a two-game lead for the sixth and final playoff spot, and they still have two games remaining against the Browns (2-7), whom they have beaten in 16 of their last 17 meetings. The Steelers' last five-game win streak was in 2009.

— Alan Robinson

 

 

 
 


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