Monday, September 16, 2013
Bengals-Steelers to honor shooting victims
By Coley Harvey
CINCINNATI -- There will be a moment of silence just before Monday night’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals to honor the victims of Monday morning’s shooting in Washington.
It will come just after the national anthem and before the coin toss. The game will be broadcast by ESPN, starting at 8:30 p.m.
Cincinnati firefighter John Winfrey is scheduled to sing the anthem. He often performs at major sporting events in the city.
According to reports, 13 people were killed and many others wounded during a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, a naval base located near the Washington Nationals Park. The alleged gunman was among those who were killed.
Monday night’s Nationals-Braves game was affected by the shooting. It was postponed until Tuesday when it will be part of a day-night doubleheader.