The Pittsburgh Steelers and local authorities are investigating how they were able to scatter ashes on Heinz Field during the team’s win against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
According to KDKA-TV, the team and police said that someone had spread the ashes of their relatives in the stadium after the Steelers game. Fans are not allowed to scatter ashes in Heinz Field and it is illegal to do so in Pennsylvania without permission.
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A spokesman for Steelers told WTAE-TV that the company wanted to make it clear to fans that scattering ash at Heinz Field was prohibited. Ground crew members are reported to have found ash at the southern end.
No suspects or other information has been released in this incident.
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Fans watched as Ben Rothlisberger led the Steelers to a 2-1-19 win over the Broncos. Rothlisberger had 253 passing yards and two touchdowns while Nazi Harris was one of the best running games of his short career, laying 122 yards on the ground.
The Steelers have gone through a three-match losing streak but have lost a key player in the process.
Juju Smith-Schuster was taken off the field with an apparent shoulder injury while playing. On Monday, the report said the Star Wide receiver could miss the rest of the regular season.
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Pittsburgh is 2-3 a year.