LiAngelo Ball Arrested In China for Shoplifting ... UCLA Cooperating with Officials

LiAngelo Ball Arrested In China for Shoplifting ... UCLA Cooperating with Officials

Three UCLA basketball players were reportedly arrested Tuesday on shoplifting charges during the team's global trip to China, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Ball is the middle son of motormouth basketball dad LaVar Ball.

LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested at the team's hotel in Hangzhou, a city near Shanghai, reported ESPN college basketball's Jeff Goodman.

Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app.

There is now a non-zero chance that LaVar Ball will start an global incident. The university is "cooperating fully with local authorities" and has no further comment at this time.

"It's a terrific experience not just for our players, but also for our staff", said UCLA head coach Steve Alford, according to the school's official website.

"They weren't messing around", the source said.

Georgia Tech released a statement saying that the Yellowjackets players who were questioned have since been cleared.

"During the questioning, it was determined that Georgia Tech student-athletes were not involved in the activities being investigated", a statement to the AJC read. The team is set to open its regular season against Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Friday. But now it seems the Bruins will need to attend to a serious legal matter involving three of their basketball players before they can worry about playing a game.

We'll update this story as it develops.



Latest news

Just joking: Diddy says he didn't change his name to Brother Love
It's just part of one of my alter egos". "I see you can't play with the internet", he posted to Instagram. Sean "Diddy" Combs has changed his name to "Brother Love" but WWE fans aren't happy.

Credit Suisse Group Boosts ON Semiconductor Corp (ON) Price Target to $17.00
Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 172,105 shares in the company, valued at $2,714,095.85. Robertson Opportunity Capital Llc holds 3.21% of its portfolio in Cypress Semiconductor Corporation for 370,000 shares.

End of the road: The last United 747 passenger flight
The final flight for United's Boeing 747 from San Francisco to Honolulu on Tuesday sold out in less than two hours. Smith recently brought his dad, a retired 747 pilot, on a flight that brought him back to when he was a kid.

Lockdown lifted at USC Upstate as police search for shooting suspect
Whaley said students were being told to stay inside buildings and lock their doors as the suspect was still at large and on foot. The University of South Carolina Upstate campus is in a lockdown for all its facilities, according to campus police.

Man arrested in assault on Senator Rand Paul released on bail
A judge ordered Boucher to stay away from Paul and his family, a decision Baker said was routine in such cases. Officials on Monday were considering raising the charge to a felony, given the severity of Paul's injuries.

Other news