UCLA Bruins guard LiAngelo Ball and two different Bruins basketball gamers might serve three to 10 years in jail if convicted of shoplifting throughout a staff journey to China, an unnamed lawyer instructed Yahoo Sports activities’ Dan Wetzel Tuesday.
Wetzel additionally spoke to William Nee, an Amnesty Worldwide researcher who’s acquainted with the Chinese language court docket system. Nee famous Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill may be detained with out bail for over a month.
“I’d say they might be in fairly a little bit of bother if they’ve strong proof that they shoplifted,” Nee mentioned of the gamers’ scenario. “Nonetheless, a part of it can rely upon whether or not their legal professionals, the college, or the U.S. consulate can advocate and negotiate on their behalf.”
In line with Goodman, roughly 20 Chinese language law enforcement officials interrogated gamers from each UCLA and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, the Bruins’ opponents on Friday night time, on the Hangzhou Hyatt in Hangzhou, China.
UCLA supplied a press release to Goodman: “We’re conscious of a scenario involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China. The College is cooperating absolutely with native authorities on this matter, and we now have no additional remark right now.”
Ball, the brother of Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, performed 16 minutes and scored 11 factors in UCLA’s 111-80 exhibition win over Cal State Los Angeles on Nov. 1.