Investigation Launched After Jewelry Was Allegedly Stolen From Colorado Buffaloes’ Locker Room At UCLA
The football game wasn’t the only thing Deion Sander’s college football team lost on Oct. 29. According to CBS Sports, jewelry was allegedly stolen from the Colorado Buffaloes locker room during the game against the UCLA Bruins. Several players were dismayed to find their chains—worth thousands of dollars— no longer in their lockers when they returned after losing to the Bruins. The game took place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
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
“We are aware of players having personal belongings taken from the CU visiting locker room during Saturday’s game against UCLA at the Rose Bowl,” Colorado said in a written statement. “We are in contact with both the UCLA and Pasadena police. The Pasadena Police Department is the lead agency handling the investigation.”
There are no suspects, and the Pasadena Police Department has started investigating. The athletic department for UCLA released a statement to OutKick about the alleged theft.
“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. UCLA is communicating with law enforcement, Rose Bowl Stadium officials, and the University of Colorado on the matter.”
Sadly, this isn’t the first time Sanders dealt with theft while coaching a college football team.
Two years ago, while coaching Jackson State University, it was reported that someone broke into the coach’s office and stole some items.
BLACK ENTERPRISE reported in February 2021 that in Sanders’ first game coaching Jackson State against NAIA opponent Edward Waters College, Sanders claimed that someone went into his office and took things that didn’t belong to them. It was then erroneously reported that the items at hand were “misplaced.” But Sanders cleared that up by issuing a statement via his then-Twitter account to confirm the items were stolen.
Naw it was stolen but they got it back. It was stolen out my personal bag in my office and My assistant caught the gentleman in the process of stealing it but she was alone. No Miscommunication my man at all https://t.co/foXTKwqsQC
— COACH PRIME (@DeionSanders) February 22, 2021
The Buffaloes are riding a two-game losing streak after starting the season 3-0. They are currently 4-4 but still sporting a better record than last year’s 1-11 tally.