PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 28: Head coach Deion Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes speaks with officials prior to a game against the UCLA Bruins at Rose Bowl Stadium on October 28, 2023 in Pasadena, California.
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Deion Sanders Thinks NCAA, Rose Bowl Should Pay For Stolen Property

On Tuesday, Deion Sanders took the podium and called out the NCAA and Rose Bowl, stating that his players who had their property stolen during their 28-16 loss to UCLA, should be reimbursed.

The UCLA Bruins officials confirmed on Monday that they filed a report with the Pasadena Police Department regarding the situation.

"Our kids got robbed during the game last week. I think that's a travesty," Sanders told reporters. "I would expect 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 money. Grandpa should have some money to give these kids."

The Rose Bowl is the site of the Bruins' home games. It's about 26 miles from the UCLA campus. The Rose Bowl stadium itself is owned by the city and managed by a non-profit organization, the Rose Bowl Operating Company.

Sadly, most of the players didn't have insurance on their items and it has yet to be specified what was stolen.

"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.

"It don't 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 everything else. Do something about that."

In the game, Deion's son, Buffaloes starting quarterback Shedeur Sanders threw for 217 yards and one touchdown. But, he was also sacked six times and pressured 24 times.

The Buffaloes are 4-4 and two wins why of being bowl-eligible. They round out their season against Oregon State, Arizona, Washington State, and Utah, in that order.

They take on Oregon State at home in Week 10 on Saturday, November 4, at 10:00 pm ET.

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