After the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Washington Redskins back on Oct. 28, Mike Shanahan thought he had been robbed of more than just a victory. Shanahan left his passport and $3,700 in an unsecured locker at Heinz Field during the game, and after the game was over they were nowhere to be found.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Shanahan was “visibly upset” when talking to security but was assured that the locker room was secured while the game was being played. Shanahan decided to file a police report after speaking with the Redskins’ security director.
Then, the report was withdrawn. Shanahan or one of his representatives called back the next day after discovering that the missing property had been stored in another bag. We have all been there and had that moment of panic when we know for certain in our heads that we left something somewhere and realize it is gone. I would imagine it’s even easier to misplace something when you’re the head coach of an NFL team are are thinking about the upcoming game.
The important thing here? There are no thieves within the confines of the Heinz Field locker rooms. At least not yet.