Discussion in 'NAU and All Non-Arizona College Sports' started by Ronin, Sep 29, 2017.
No details yet but sounds like some UCLA players got in trouble in China in advance of their game with Ga Tech onFriday. Atlanta Journal Constitution says Chinese police interviewed and cleared 3 Ga Tech players but no word on how many and which UCLA players and what was involved.
China of course is a totally different country than the US if players were underage drinking or something like that, they could get in big trouble over there.
I would imagine both teams are wishing they'd never schedule that game in China, GA Tech is reeling from injuries and suspensions and now it appears UCLA might have some kids in trouble there.
Jeff Goodman reporting 3 UCLA players arrested for shoplifting in China, he named LiAngelo Ball but said story coming.
Based on the reports they searched the UCLA bus it figured to be either something like this or pot.
How dumb do you have to be a team full of basketball players you're going to stand out to begin with so doing something stupid like this in China it's pretty likely you'll be seen
Gelo seeing the bad side of fame now, ESPN plastering his picture all over the place when it's 3 kids, but he's the famous one
UCLA expelled 3 kids from football in 2010 for stealing but it was over 1200 bucks, but the bigger issue now is they're in China they're dealing with foreign laws.
The Pac 12 commissioner and the Chancellor of UCLA are reportedly there in China, I would not expect leniency if I were these 3 kids.
LiAngelo is not a Big Baller, afterall.
unconfirmed report online says they were caught shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store right next to the hotel.
This is why I prefer to pay the players, then they don't shoplift
At least it wasn't Hands or Wilkes if you want to go glass-half-full.
Oh I'm glad it wasn't the best players yes but if it's bad enough for them to expel them or even just suspend them all year UCLA is down to effectively an 8 man roster.
Welsh, Goloman, Wilkes, Hands, Holiday with only Ali, Smith and Olesinski as backups. JC Ike is the 9th guy but he is not good at all.
We'll see what they actually did but if they did something bad enough I'd rather teach them a lesson than go slap on the wrist like Howland did with Jerime anderson
They're out on bail but staying at a hotel near the jail and they have to wait for the legal stuff to run its course.
BTW the picture in that link is NOT Jalen Hill, it even says he's from Aransas Pass which is apparently in Texas, Hill is from Corona California.
Sounds like given what has been reported about the legal system in China, they're treating these 3 in an accelerated manner. Some SI legal expert was saying yesterday they probably wouldn't even get any action for at least 4 days, and it would take weeks to get out on bail, they were out by 4 am China time apparently so it would appear they're not going to make an example out of them.
Now if and when they get home, they're going to likely be in serious trouble at UCLA. There's considerable push if they're guilty, to expel them.
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