Colorado players allege theft in locker room during UCLA game
Police have launched an investigation after multiple Colorado football players and coaches alleged money and jewelry were stolen out of the locker room during Saturday’s loss to UCLA at the Rose Bowl, according to Pasadena (Calif.) Police Department public information officer Lisa Derderian.
Several players, including safety Cam’Ron Silmon-Craig, said they had jewelry stolen out of the locker room on a video released by Well Off Media, a YouTube channel run by Deion Sanders Jr. that chronicles the Colorado program daily.
“You’re gonna play football and know your s— safe,” Silmon-Craig said in the video. “That joint messed up.”
The Pasadena Police Department said a report was filed after the alleged thefts.
“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,” the program announced. “We are in contact with both the UCLA and Pasadena police. The Pasadena Police Department is the lead agency handling the investigation.”
Darius Sanders, who is unrelated to Buffaloes coach Deion Sanders and his two sons who play for the team, runs another YouTube channel that chronicles the program and said in a video posted Monday that he had “multiple thousands of dollars” taken from his bag in the locker room.
One player said his jewelry was stolen from inside a jewelry box in the locker room.
“That’s awful for anybody,” UCLA coach Chip Kelly told reporters Monday, following the team’s 28-16 win over the Buffaloes. “You would think that when you go anywhere that your valuables are safe.”
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