Pittsburgh Steelers' hotel fire alarm pulled night before AFC Championship Game
Jan 15, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Cortez Allen (28) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers were awoken to the sound of a fire alarm early Sunday morning prior to their matchup against the New England Patriots.

The fire alarm of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ hotel was pulled at around 3 AM ET on Sunday morning which was probably not appreciated much by the team.

The alarm was reportedly pulled by a man by the name of Dennis Harrison who was arrested by Boston police and was charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and pulling a false fire alarm.

The intentions for the prank were clear, to disrupt the opposing team the night before a championship game. We have seen this same scenario play out time after time over the past few years in the NFL.

The most recent occurrence happened in January of 2015 where a fire alarm was pulled on two separate occasions at the New England Patriots’ hotel prior to their Super Bowl matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

This incident shouldn’t bother the Steelers too much, but we will find out on Sunday night at 6:40 PM ET when they take on the New England Patriots at Gilette Stadium where the winner advances to the Super Bowl.

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