State Police provide escort to Patriots game for footballs left at Boston hotel

State Police escorted NFL footballs to Gillette Stadium on Saturday for the New England Patriots game against the Kansas City Chiefs after they were left behind at a Boston hotel. 

At around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, State Police say troopers at Logan Airport were told by Hyatt Hotel workers at the airport that the footballs intended for the Patriots game had been left at the hotel. The pressure gauges had also been left at the hotel. 

State Police say the NFL notified the hotel after it learned the gear had been left behind. 

NFL security officials asked State Police to bring the footballs and gauges to the stadium. 

A hotel worker then picked up the K-balls, which are used as the kicking balls, and escorted them to Gillette Stadium with State Police Detective Lt. Thomas Coffey, police said. 

The balls and gauges arrived at around 3:30 p.m., according to State Police. 

State Police say they do not know how many balls or gauges were escorted because they were inside a box. State Police say they never opened the box. 

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