Consider the international crisis averted. LiAngelo Ball and two other members of the UCLA men’s basketball team have been allowed to return home from China after being arrested on shoplifting charges, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday morning. Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were spotted Tuesday night (local time) at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport checking onto a flight bound for Los Angeles, airline staff told the Wall Street Journal. Mark Dreyer of China Sports Insider also reported that the trio has been released from Chinese custody. The teammates’ return pretty much is a best-case scenario for Ball and Co., who were arrested last Tuesday for allegedly shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou last week. It was reported that the three UCLA players could serve up to 10 years in prison, but instead, they only stayed an extra few days in a luxury hotel before departing Tuesday evening.
LiAngelo Ball, UCLA Teammates Reportedly Freed After Shoplifting Arrest
NESN | Nov 14