Redskins: Mike Shanahan’s money, passport still missing

November 15, 2012

Mike Shanahan still is missing the money and passport that disappeared in Pittsburgh. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Washington Redskins director of security Ed Burke said that a large sum of money and passport belonging to Coach Mike Shanahan have not been found after the coach reported them missing following the team’s game in Pittsburgh on Oct. 28.

As Dan Steinberg pointed out Wednesday’s edition of Morning Pixels, according to a story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Shanahan reported $3,700 and his passport were missing from a leather briefcase that was left in an unsecured visitors locker room during the game against the Steelers.

The Tribune-Review said  “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The paper also said that the report was later withdrawn the following day after the money and passport were found in another bag.

But that’s not the case, according to Burke.

In a statement released by the team Thursday morning, Burke said: “Mike Shanahan did have money and a passport stolen out of his locker room in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Police insisted on filing a police report because of the missing passport. There is an ongoing investigation. The missing property was not stowed in another bag as reported.”

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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