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Redskins coach Mike Shanahan reports passport stolen

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Shanahan discovered that $3,700 and his passport had been taken from a leather briefcase left in an open locker during the Redskins' 27-12 defeat, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

A security officer told the newspaper that Shanahan was visibly agitated. The coach filed a report with Pittsburgh police, but he later withdrew it when Shanahan, or an aide, called the next day to report the cash and passport found in another bag.

Case closed, right? Wrong.

The Redskins' director of security dropped a press release Thursday, saying: "Mike Shanahan did have money and a passport stolen out of his locker room in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Police insisted on filing a police report because of the missing passport. There is an ongoing investigation. The missing property was not stowed in another bag as reported."

Peering beyond our natural curiosity about Shanahan rolling with $3,700 and a passport, how does someone claim that kind of bounty lost, found -- and lost again?

We've dispatched Rosenthal to investigate.

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