From $1 M Bond to $0: Two CMU students freed on own recognizance

9 November 2006: The two Carnegie Mellon students arrested about 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning - about 14 hours before a scheduled football game - for trying to break in to Heinz Field, had their bond reduced from $1 million straight cash bond to a recognizance ticket. The incident followed a well publicized threat concerning terrorist attacks on stadiums, however the FBI dismissed any possible terrorism connections to either student. Authorities now say they believe the two men were trying to sneak into the stadium so to make a homemade music video.

There was no reference to the two positive hits for explosive residue discovered by police dogs during a search of their vehicle.