Deion Sanders calls on NCAA, Rose Bowl to reimburse Colorado players for stolen jewelry
Deion Sanders wants to see the Rose Bowl or the NCAA do something to reimburse Colorado players for their belongings that were stolen out of the visiting locker room last Saturday during their game against UCLA.
“I would expect the NCAA to do something about that. These are college kids. I’m pretty sure they don’t think about insurance,” Sanders said. “All that stuff should be replaced. This is the Rose Bowl. They say the Granddaddy of Them All, right? I’m sure Granddaddy has some money.”
Sanders said he plans to compile a list of everything that was stolen. He expects his team to be “truthful” about the items they lost. He said they might not get back the items, but he hopes CU players will be reimbursed for them.
“I did hear that the home team was robbed as well,” Sanders said. “That don’t make no sense, when you’re out there balling and playing your heart out and then you get robbed. I hope we can do something about that, NCAA. You do something about everything else. Do something about that.
“When it comes to kids, NCAA, you do something about everything else. Do something about this one.”
The video Deion Sanders Jr. shared after Colorado’s 28-16 loss to UCLA showed several players who were distraught after learning their belongings had been stolen.
Pasadena Police confirmed on Monday that jewelry was taken during the game and that an investigation is ongoing. Private security and the Pasadena Police Department were in charge on the scene, but there is no video surveillance inside the locker room.