LiAngelo Ball, UCLA Teammates Likely to Be Sentenced to House Arrest

LiAngelo Ball, UCLA Teammates Likely to Be Sentenced to House Arrest

Citing a person close to the situation, the Los Angeles Times reported that freshmen Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were involved in a shoplifting incident.

The moves come a day after coach Bill O'Brien said they had discussed the possibility of adding Colin Kaepernick in the wake of a season-ending knee injury to rookie Deshaun Watson.

"Ball, Riley and Hill are being required by Hangzhou police to remain at their hotel until the legal process is over, which could take days, weeks or even months", he said.

UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball Jalen Hill and Cody Riley will likely face house arrest for shoplifting at a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou, China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

But Jerome Cohen, the faculty director of New York University's U.S. -Asia Law Institute, told USA Today the fact the players were released on bail and allowed to leave police custody was a "very good sign" they'd be given a light sentence.

The UCLA team is in China for its season-opener against Georgia Tech on Saturday in Shanghai.

UCLA, one of the United States' premier college basketball programs, says the university is cooperating fully with local authorities.

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A US State Department official said the department was aware of reports that three American citizens were arrested in China and stood ready to provide assistance, but had no further comment due to privacy concerns.

The UCLA team was in Hangzhou to visit the headquarters of Alibaba, the e-commerce giant which is sponsoring Friday's game.

Ball's dad, LaVar Ball, seemed unbothered and not at all anxious. "Whether in the United States or overseas, we expect our student-athletes to uphold the highest standards".

His father, LaVar Ball, is also in China and told ESPN he was "going to wait until I get more intel on what's going on" before commenting.

LiAngelo Ball, a freshman, is the middle child of LaVar and Tina Ball. "Everybody is making it a big deal".

It seems that the saga of LiAngelo Ball and two of his UCLA teammates and their legal troubles in China may be reaching a resolution.

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