Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVOctober 30, 2023
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Police have opened an investigation after Colorado football players reported their jewelry was stolen from the locker room during Saturday night’s 28-16 loss against UCLA, per ESPN’s Paolo Uggetti.
The Bruins’ athletic department issued a statement on the situation.
“UCLA is in communication with law enforcement, Rose Bowl Stadium officials and the University of Colorado on the matter,” the school said, via Uggetti.
During a video posted by Well Off Media on Sunday night (41:48 mark), several players appear to be upset outside of the stadium. When a voice asks them if they had their chains stolen, none directly answer, though they continued to look visibly frustrated.
“I just got mine,” one player said. “I had a jewelry box and everything, they took it out my jewelry box.”
In Feb. 2021, Colorado head coach Deion Sanders—then at Jackson State—said in a postgame press conference that he had his belongings stolen from the locker room, though they were later recovered.
Sanders said his assistant caught the thief in the act of taking his items.
COACH PRIME @DeionSandersNaw 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 @DeionSandersWhomever putting out the lie that my belongings wasn’t stolen is LYING. My belongings were taken out of a zipped bag in my office and more items were taken as well from my office. We have retrieved them since being reported. My Staff member witnessed the crime. #Truth
COACH PRIME @DeionSandersLies. It was stolen because a staff member walked in on the theft being committed but she couldn’t fight a dude off. https://t.co/SByAPPPH1H
Colorado, in Sanders’ first season at the helm since joining from Jackson State, is now 4-4 on the season.