The Patriots have established a strong homefield advantage in the playoffs under Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. But some are beginning to wonder if New England is also benefitting from a home hotel advantage, too.
Around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, a fire alarm was pulled at the Steelers hotel, an act that was reportedly "planned out in advance by Patriots fans wanting to disturb" the visitors ahead of Sunday evening's AFC Championship matchup. The man behind the move has since been arrested and charged.
Upon seeing the news, former Redskin and Bronco David Bruton sent out a tweet saying he experienced something similar while a part of Denver's roster, suggesting these types of things are no accident when involving Patriots opponents:
Funny, this happened when we played in New England too, years ago. Disable the fire alarms. Haha. 🤔 https://t.co/gEi3MWDjny— David BRUTON JR. (@D_Brut30) January 22, 2017
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Bruton's old teammate, Chris Harris Jr., remembers it happening as well:
I see steelers alarm went off lol that's happened to us before too in NE 🤔— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) January 22, 2017
It's unclear exactly which game the two secondary players are referring two in their tweets, but it's clear that they're suspicious of what happens in Pats country.
And, just to make a weird story weirder, a fire alarm also went off at Gilette Stadium later in the day:
At this time, thankfully, no deflated footballs have been found at either the hotel or the stadium.
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