Let the Games Begin: Hotel Fire Alarm Wakes Patriots

Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady
The Associated Press
Chandler, AZ

Hours after the New England Patriots turned in for a good night’s sleep, the hotel’s fire alarm went off waking everyone.

NFL Network reporter Jeff Darlington was the first to report the clamor when he Tweeted that the alarms had gone off. “That’s annoying for all,” he said.

It was soon discovered that the alarm was just an accident. Fortunately there was neither a fire nor an emergency at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass hotel in Chandler, Arizona, where the team lodged. Immediately some began to wonder if it was a prank or that someone had targeted the team. But former Pittsburgh Steelers player Alan Faneca scoffed at the incident Tweeting that this sort of thing happens all the time in New England.

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