Even After the Game, a Redskins Dry Spell

Josh Brown drills a 49-yard field goal as time expires Sunday to lead the Rams to a stunning 19-17 upset of the Redskins.
Monday, October 13, 2008

Most of the Washington Redskins players showered and dressed without complications after their 19-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams yesterday at FedEx Field. But by the time a few stragglers headed for the showers, the water was off.

Offensive lineman Pete Kendall, wearing a towel in the middle of the locker room, said, "Sort of a fitting ending to today." He and defensive end Andre Carter were two players affected.

The water problem began early in the third quarter, team officials said.

John White, a spokesman for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, said that water pressure at the stadium complex dropped sharply after a pipe ruptured in one of the parking lots and maintenance employees working for the Redskins turned off a water valve to stop further leaking.

White said the drop in pressure "interfered" with the water flow in both home and away locker rooms and that WSSC workers were assisting a FedEx Field maintenance team to correct the problem.

-- Barry Svrluga and David Fahrenthold

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