November 1, 2023
After five University of Colorado football players were robbed of their jewelry during Sunday’s road loss to UCLA, University of Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders said the NCAA and/or the Rose Bowl should reimburse the student-athletes.
The missing chains are said to be worth several thousands of dollars.
During the Colorado vs UCLA game, thieves stole Colorado’s players’ jewelry from the locker room. Crazy 😳 pic.twitter.com/8mTeDab9zA
— College Transfer Portal (@CollegeFBPortal) October 30, 2023
“Our kids got robbed during the game last week,” Sanders said. “I think that’s a travesty. I would expect the NCAA to do something about that…This is the Rose Bowl. They said the granddaddy of ’em all, right? I’m sure Granddaddy had some money. Grandpa should have some money to give these kids.”
UCLA’s athletic department confirmed that the Pasadena Police Department has started an investigation into the alleged theft.
“I’m going to have a list made out from these young men, and I know they’re going to be truthful about what they lost, so we can try and get it back for them,” Coach Prime said.
“They may not be able to get the items back, but they should be able to reimburse them. That was unbelievable,” he added. “…It don’t make no sense when you’re out there ballin’ and playing your heart out and you get robbed at the same [time]. I hope we can do something about that, NCAA. You do something about everything else. Do something about that.”
“I was just told walking over here, awful,” UCLA’s head coach, Chip Kelly, said, according to Fox Sports. “The Pasadena Police were looking into it, but I literally just found out one minute ago. That’s awful for anybody. You would think that when you go anywhere that your valuables are safe.”
The Buffaloes will play at home against Oregon State on Saturday, Nov. 4.
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