According to a report by Bruins Report Online, the 3 UCLA players arrested for shoplifting on Tuesday could be in China for a month while dealing with the charges.
LiAngelo Ball, the brother of Los Angeles Lakers guard and former UCLA Bruin Lonzo Ball, and 2 other UCLA players were arrested on Tuesday for shoplifting in Hangzshou, China.
Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hall Bruins could be sentenced to between 3 and 10 years if convicted of “robbing public or private property using force, coercion, or other methods,” according to Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel, citing the website for the Chinese mission to the United Nations.
Here is what Tracy Pierson of Bruins Report Online wrote about the potential month long stay in China for the 3 UCLA players:
The three UCLA basketball players who were caught shoplifting while on the team trip to China will more than likely have to remain in China for about a month, according to multiple sources.
The three freshman players — Cody Riley, Jalen Hall and LiAngelo Ball — were arrested Tuesday by Chinese authorities for shoplifting at the Louis Vuitton store next to the team hotel, the Hyatt Regency, in Hangzshou, a city about 100 miles from Shanghai.
Sources have indicated that the three players have admitted to committing the crime, and reports indicate the three stole sunglasses from the high-end store.
The UCLA basketball team is scheduled to open regular season play in Shanghai, China on Friday night against Georgia Tech. The team has left behind the 3 players and has traveled from Hangzshou to Shanghai.
We will update this story as more information is available.
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