Colorado Buffaloes football players were robbed during Saturday night’s match-up against UCLA, multiple officials confirmed.
In a video posted by “Well Off Media” after the game, five Colorado players claimed to have had jewelry and other valuables stolen out of the visitors’ locker room at the Rose Bowl.
The burglary happened sometime during UCLA’s 28-16 win over CU, according to a statement released by CU athletics Monday afternoon.
“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 statement read. “We are in contact with both the UCLA and Pasadena police. The Pasadena Police Department is the lead agency handling the investigation.”
Pasadena Police could not furnish a report about the incident when contacted by The Post on Monday. Police did, however, have a record of a report of “grand theft” at the Rose Bowl that was made at 9:22 p.m. Saturday, which was shortly after the game between CU and UCLA ended. In California, grand theft is classified as theft of property over $950 in value.
Pasadena public information office Lisa Derderian told The Associated Press that UCLA is in communication with law enforcement, Rose Bowl officials and CU concerning the matter.
The City of Pasadena provided the following statement to BuffZone.com:
“On Saturday, October 28th, at 9:22pm, the Pasadena Police Department was notified of a theft that took place in the University of Colorado locker room during the UCLA vs. Colorado football game at the Rose Bowl. The theft reportedly involved several pieces of jewelry and other miscellaneous personal and football items. At this point, the value of the loss is undetermined. Detectives will check the area for relevant security camera footage as part of the investigation and will review any existing video. Anyone with information on the theft should contact the Pasadena Police Department at 626-744-4241.”
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UCLA also released a statement Monday afternoon: “The UCLA athletic department confirmed that a report was filed to the Pasadena Police Department following the UCLA-Colorado football game regarding items that were reportedly missing from the Colorado locker room. UCLA is in communication with law enforcement, Rose Bowl Stadium officials and the University of Colorado on the matter.”
The video from outside the locker room shows CU players after the game talking about the incident, including three players who allegedly had gold and diamond chains worth thousands of dollars stolen.
A post on CU linebacker Jordan Domineck’s account on X, formerly known as Twitter, indicated he was one of the victims of the theft. The post read: “Forgive and forget. To whoever snuck into the locker room and stole my chain, as well as my teammates chains, I forgive you and wish you nothing but the best. Hopefully you turn your life around with whatever you get for mine, and you learn from this. It’s all love.”
There’s no explanation yet on how the incident occurred during the game, and UCLA police said they were involved in the investigation.
The Denver Post’s Matt Schubert and Sean Keeler and The Associated Press contributed to this report.