Deion Sanders Calls for Reimbursement of Colorado Players Following Robbery

During last week’s 28-16 loss at UCLA, Colorado coach Deion Sanders called on the NCAA or the Rose Bowl to reimburse his players who were robbed of jewelry, cash and other items from their locker room. Sanders expressed his disappointment during a news conference in Boulder, Colorado, stating that “Our kids got robbed during the game last week. I think that’s a travesty. I would expect the NCAA to do something about that”.

The Bruins play their home games at the Rose Bowl, which is about 26 miles northeast of the UCLA campus. The stadium is owned by the city of Pasadena and managed by the Rose Bowl Operating Company, a nonprofit organization.

Sanders said most of his players didn’t have insurance for the items that were stolen. What exactly was taken from the Buffaloes’ locker room hasn’t been specified. “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,” Sanders said. “They may not be able to get the items back, but they should be able to reimburse them. That was unbelievable”.

Sanders also mentioned that he would hold out his son and starting quarterback, Shedeur, from practice after he was sacked seven times by UCLA. He was hit 17 other times and knocked down 13 times and needed an injection at halftime to continue playing.

The Buffaloes will host No. 16 Oregon State on Saturday (10 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN App).