Sanders desires players repaid after break-in
Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior Citizen WriterOct 31, 2023, 02:16 PM ET
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Colorado coach Deion Sanders on Tuesday contacted the NCAA or the Rose Bowl to reimburse his players who were robbed of fashion jewelry, cash and other products from their locker space throughout recently’s 28-16 loss at UCLA.Bruins authorities
confirmed Monday that the athletic department had actually submitted a report with the Pasadena Authorities Department concerning products that were apparently stolen from the Buffaloes’locker space.” Our kids got robbed during the game recently. I believe that’s a travesty,”Sanders told reporters throughout a press conference in Boulder, Colorado.”I would anticipate the NCAA to do something about that. “This is the Rose Bowl. They said the granddaddy
of ’em all, right? I’m sure granddaddy had some cash. Grandfather must have some money to give these kids. “The Bruins play their home games at the Rose Bowl, which has to do with 26 miles northeast of the UCLA campus. The arena is owned by the city of Pasadena and managed by the Rose Bowl Operating Business, a not-for-profit organization.Sanders stated the majority of his players didn’t have insurance coverage for the items that were taken.
Just what was drawn from the Buffaloes’locker room hasn’t been defined.”I’m going to have a list constructed out from these boys, and I understand they’re going to be truthful about what they lost, so we can attempt and get it back for them, “Sanders stated.”They might not be able to get the items back, but they ought to be able to reimburse them. That boggled the mind.” It do not make no sense when you’re out there ballin’ and playing your heart out and you get robbed at the same [time] I hope we can do something about that, NCAA. You do something about whatever else. Do something about that. “Sanders stated he would hold out his boy and starting quarterback, Shedeur, from practice after he was sacked 7 times by UCLA. He was struck 17 other times and tore down 13 times and needed an injection at halftime to continue playing. “I believe I’m going to provide him another day or two off, so he can recover properly and he can be at his finest,”Sanders stated.”We want his best. He’s doing well, though, mentally, physically, as well as psychologically.”The Buffaloes, who have dropped four of their past five games to fall to 4-4 overall, host No. 16 Oregon State on Saturday (10 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN App).