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Bengals Alert Police After Saints' Sean Payton Reportedly Smashed Fire Alarm

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 12, 2018

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 11:  Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints walks on the sideline during the first quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton took matters into his own hands to avoid a distraction before Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

A fire alarm went off for about 15 minutes at Paul Brown Stadium before the game, so Payton responded by smashing an alarm in the Saints locker room, according to Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune.

Josh Katzenstein @jkatzenstein

Sean Payton smashed a fire alarm in the Saints locker room before Sunday's game against the Bengals. The alarms were going off throughout Paul Brown Stadium. https://t.co/Tt1Az5PBIL https://t.co/kdkfpiJLpb

Unsurprisingly, the Bengals weren't happy about the incident.

"We are aware of this situation and have been in touch with the authorities, but have nothing more on it at this time," the team said in a statement.

The Saints went on to win 51-14.ย