The New York Jets stayed in a New England hotel last night before today’s game against the Patriots, and a Patriots fan in the building may have used a false fire alarm to give New England an edge.
Multiple Jets players are saying on Twitter that they had to get out of bed in the middle of the night when a fire alarm was pulled, even though there was no fire.
Tight end Dustin Keller tweeted in the wee hours of Sunday morning, “So much for a good nights sleep..the alarm just went off in our teams hotel hahaha grown men walking around the hallway in their draws haha.”
Jets safety Kerry Rhodes tweeted after getting out of bed, “You know we are playing New England when in the middle of the night when you are asleep somebody pulls a fire alarm to wake u up!! wow!!”
There’s no proof that it was a Patriots backer who pulled the fire alarm, but that’s clearly what Rhodes is suggesting. We’ll see if the Jets look sleepy this afternoon.
UPDATE: This is apparently a frequent problem for teams that play New England; the Bills were also awakened by a fire alarm the night before they played the Patriots this season.