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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    They've been released on bail and ordered to not leave their hotel until the legal process (charges filed/not filed) has run it's course.
    Wow, the article above about 3-5 years said Chinese doesn't have the equivalent of US bail and if you were a national, you would be in jail 33-37 days awaiting to see if you were indicted, they said unless the US government steps in, they would be there at least a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    Itís hard for me to crack jokes about this kidís mistakes just because his dad is a jerk. Itís got to be tough being that guyís kid.
    How old is he? He is no longer a kid according to some laws. As a star athlete, this kid already has pressure on him and is in the news more that the average college player and his clown dad just magnifies the issue. Someone needs to teach him, that his life is under a micro scope and everything he does will be measured. Thanks to pops, you have barely seen the other kids names mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    Per Yahoo Sports they could face 3-10 years in prison if convicted
    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    They've been released on bail and ordered to not leave their hotel until the legal process (charges filed/not filed) has run it's course.
    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    Wow, the article above about 3-5 years said Chinese doesn't have the equivalent of US bail and if you were a national, you would be in jail 33-37 days awaiting to see if you were indicted, they said unless the US government steps in, they would be there at least a month.
    Our justice system can be whack, but it is probably the best thing going in the world. Dumb decision or not, that is a scary predicament to me in, especially at that age. I hope they are able to get out of there as fast as possible.

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    I would have loved to have seen the PAC 12 Commissioner's face when he first heard the news. A game in a Communist Country, already a little dicey, and you have kids shoplifting. Nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    I would have loved to have seen the PAC 12 Commissioner's face when he first heard the news. A game in a Communist Country, already a little dicey, and you have kids shoplifting. Nightmare.
    Yeah, gotta love supporting a well known human right violating country and find yourself in this situation. Head smack emojis all around!

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    They ain't big ballers!

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    From KSR

    LaVar Ball canceled his press conference in China

    Yesterday, LiAngelo Ball and two of his UCLA teammates were arrested for shoplifting in China, and after initially planning a press conference for this morning, LaVar Ball has been told to keep his mouth shut, an epic feat for the outspoken father. A few hours ago, Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were released on bail, and will stay at a hotel until the legal process is over. Chinese lawyers told Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel that could take over a month, and if convicted, the trio could be sentenced to three to ten YEARS in prison. Wow. Yeah…best to stay quiet, LaVar.


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    UPDATE: This doesn’t look good…

    Here’s what happens when a U.S. citizen is arrested in China:

    Anyone who breaks the law in China is subject to prosecution under the Chinese legal system. If a person is convicted and sentenced to imprisonment by a Chinese court, this sentence will be served in a Chinese prison.

    While in China one is subject to the same laws as is a Chinese citizen. A U.S. passport does not entitle its bearer to any special privileges. One should not expect to receive preferential treatment or to expect that the same array of legal rights accorded one under the U.S. judicial system are necessarily applicable in China.

    Maybe don’t steal in China, especially when you’re a big baller.

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    ESPN has more on the story:

    One source told ESPN that nearly 20 police officers came into the Hyatt Hangzhou around 8 a.m. local time Tuesday and spoke to several Georgia Tech and UCLA players. The players, according to the source, were kept in a room for hours and not allowed to speak to any coaches.

    “They weren’t messing around,” the source told ESPN. “The kids were scared.”

    The Georgia Tech players were allowed to leave the room hours later, and the UCLA players were seen getting into a police vehicle around 1 p.m. local time, according to the source.

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    Sound Bite of the Day - "It ain't that big a deal"

    LiAngelo Ball in Chinese legal limbo; LaVar insists ‘ain’t that big a deal’ | New York Post

    There'll be no big balling. All three players will miss the Bruin's opening game.

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    This is the PAC 12's Announcement about this game when it was first scheduled last November (2016):

    "...We look forward to showcasing the academic and athletic excellence of these two schools, and we anticipate a great reception from Chinese and global audiences.”

    Pac-12 announces UCLA - Georgia Tech matchup for 217 Pac-12 China Game | Pac-12

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    LiAngelo Ball, two other UCLA players released on bail after shoplifting arrest in Hangzhou, China

    LaVar Ball; his wife, Tina; and son LaMelo Ball were having breakfast with the UCLA team in Shanghai on Wednesday morning. LaVar was expected to address the media from his hotel suite Wednesday morning in Shanghai, but he said he was advised by legal counsel not to speak "due to the legal nature of the matter."

    As he was leaving the hotel later Wednesday, LaVar said: "I'm going to wait until I get some more intel on what's going on, and then I can tell you what's up."

    Asked if he was worried about LiAngelo, LaVar said, "He'll be fine. He'll be fine. Everybody making it a big deal. It ain't that big of a deal."

    LaVar later released a statement about the allegations against LiAngelo: "It is a very unfortunate situation that the Ball family and UCLA has to deal with at this particular time. We will comment shortly."

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    I guess he can at least get a jump on that foreign pro career he was going to have.

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    I'm confused. The state of California has travel bans to certain states due to laws about what bathroom you can use, but apparently no issue with the way the Chineese government treats its citizens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    Winona Ryder is holding on line #1.
    Mike Leake on line 2.

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    Ryan Lochte on line 3.

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    Stealing sunglasses. What pitiful dirtbags. Like they couldnt afford a pair of these from China.
    Chop off their hands.

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