Three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China for allegedly shoplifting while their team was in the country for a tournament last week were released and placed on a flight home Tuesday, Fox News confirmed. UCLA Men´s Basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were arrested after being accused of stealing designer sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou. They boarded a plane on Tuesday and are headed back to Los Angeles. The rest of the team flew back last Saturday. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Tuesday the matter "has been
It would be a travesty to allow them to play w/o any disciplinary actions by either UCLA, Pac 12, or the NCAA? Plus it would send a terrible message to young aspiring athletes. They have embarrassed the school, NCAA athletics, and the nation. At a minimum a meaningful suspension is in order.
It´s obvious Xi stepped in. Trump showed respect to the Chinese people. Something Obama could never do. If you show respect to the traditions, culture and standing of China in the world they will reciprocate.
Shame on UCLA! The SCHOOL should take charge and take those Boys OFF of the Team for good. They embarrassed the School and themselves. They should not be allowed to act like nothing important happened. But! This is California, so they will probably get a Parade when they return to School!
Are the Chinese racists for arresting three black basketball players? These 3 fools would be kicked out of any reputable school. But again, UCLA is in the California university system and winning basketball games is more important.
The President should not have wasted his breath on this trash...now we have to go with them through the revolving door of ´justice´ as they will be picked up and released, and picked up and released......
Having zero first hand knowledge, I suspect the incident was resolved with the retailer by a private party (UCLA..whomever). The Government, satisfied the matter was settled released the perps. The problem is, those youngsters didn´t learn a darn thing. The Chinese treated them with kid gloves rather than the basic thieves they were. It would have done those kids a service to spend a night or two in jail if for no other reason but to learn there ARE consequences for actions. I respect and thank the Chinese government for handling this as they did. I thank them for not making this some huge diplomatic issue. I do, however, hope that UCLA and the US Government pick up where the Chinese left off. The sooner they learn they aren´t the center of the world, the better life will be for those kids.
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