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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball and two other Bruins were taken into police custody in Hangzhou, China, after reportedly being accused of shoplifting. The Pac-12 says that several UCLA players were "reportedly arrested."

The players in question -- Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley -- have been released on bail, ESPN reports, adding that the three "were questioned about stealing from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team's hotel in Hangzhou."

All three players are freshmen; Ball is a younger brother of NBA player Lonzo Ball.




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The Bruins traveled to China this week as part of a showcase of Pac-12 conference teams, which is the result of a partnership with Chinese retail giant Alibaba.

ESPN says that after police came to the players' hotel, Ball, Hill and Riley were taken to a police station for further questioning, accompanied by interpreters and team representatives.

Citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter, ESPN says that since the players have been released, they "are being required by Hangzhou police to remain at the hotel until the legal process is over."


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Before reports of the arrests emerged, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said earlier this week that the trip showed how sport "can play a role to improve the world by having peaceful, friendly exchanges between people."

Mentioning the cultural exchanges that could take place on such a trip, Scott concluded, "We're happy the young men from UCLA and Georgia Tech will have a chance to experience that and I'm sure that will leave an indelible mark."


#1 | Posted by Whizzo at 2017-11-14 09:39 AM | Reply

Nice story, about a week late.

The big news will be Trump interceding on their behalf with Xi.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-14 10:10 AM | Reply

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter


#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-11-14 12:07 PM | Reply


So this means he can't be racist since he helped these 3 young black men, right?


#4 | Posted by Jimbob43 at 2017-11-15 07:39 AM | Reply

Just the opposite.
He's making them come back to this evil racist worthless country instead of leaving them in that workers paradise of equality and peace.

#5 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2017-11-15 09:01 AM | Reply

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