Deion Sanders walks the sidelines as the Colorado plays Arizona State at Mountain America Stadium.

Deion Sanders wants action after alleged locker-room theft

Colorado football players reported the theft of jewelry and other valuables from the locker room at the Rose Bowl following their loss to UCLA on Saturday night, but coach Deion Sanders doesn’t want police to be the sole investigators.

In his weekly news conference on Tuesday, Sanders called on the NCAA to investigate and for the officials who oversee the iconic stadium in Pasadena, Calif., to see to it that the players are reimbursed. Police in Pasadena are investigating.

“NCAA, you do something about everything else,” Sanders said. “Do something about this one.”

Sanders said the Colorado program is putting together an accounting of all the items the players and staff said they lost. and when he has it together, the Rose Bowl itself could get the bill.

“All that stuff should be replaced,” Sanders said. “This is the Rose Bowl. It’s at the grandaddy off them all, right? I’m sure grandaddy has some money. Grandpa should have some money to give these kids. I’m gonna have a list made out for these kids, and I know they’re gonna be truthful about what they lost so we can try to get that back for them. They may not be able to get the items back but we should be able to reimburse.”

The NCAA has yet to comment on Sanders’ remarks.

The Buffaloes (4-4, 1-4) host No. 16 Oregon State (6-2, 3-2) on Saturday.

Sanders said that in the future, Colorado will provide security for the locker room, although he didn’t necessarily think before Saturday that the Rose Bowl would need such precautions.

“You’re in the Rose Bowl,” Sanders said. “Who robs the Rose Bowl? Somebody.”

–Field Level Media

Oct 28, 2023; Pasadena, California, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders talks with offensive tackle Kareem Harden (77) in the first half against the UCLA Bruins at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado players report jewelry stolen from locker room

Jewelry belonging to several Colorado football players reportedly was stolen from the visitor’s locker room at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Saturday while the Buffaloes were playing UCLA.

“The UCLA athletic department confirmed that a report was filed to the Pasadena Police Department following the UCLA-Colorado football game regarding items that were reportedly missing from the Colorado locker room,” the school said in a statement. “UCLA is in communication with law enforcement, Rose Bowl Stadium officials and the University of Colorado on the matter.”

Several players were seen discussing the alleged theft postgame in a video posted to social media.

There is no video surveillance inside the locker rooms.

–Field Level Media