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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:16 PM

UCLA basketball players return to US after Chinese release them in shoplifting case

Source: abc







Nov 14, 2017, 10:40 PM ET

WatchTrump on UCLA basketball players: 'What they did was unfortunate'



The three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China have returned to the United States. The players were swarmed by reporters upon landing at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday afternoon.

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"The three UCLA menís basketball student-athletes involved in the incident with authorities in Hangzhou, China are on a flight back home to Los Angeles, and the matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities," Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement.....................................

Scott went on to extend his personal gratitude to President Donald Trump, who told reporters today that he had spoken directly to Chinese President Xi Jinping about shoplifting allegations against the players that forced them to stay behind in Hangzhou as their teammates moved on to Shanghai.

"We want to thank the president, the White House and the U.S. State Department for their efforts towards resolution," Scott said.

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Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/ucla-basketball-players-flying-la-chinese-release-shoplifting/story?id=51136331






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riversedge Nov 14 OP
Fred Sanders Nov 14 #1
Irish_Dem Nov 14 #3
Lucky Luciano Nov 14 #5
iluvtennis Nov 14 #2
Irish_Dem Nov 14 #4
burrowowl Nov 15 #9
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 14 #6
Angry Dragon Nov 15 #7
Grassy Knoll Nov 15 #8
More_Cowbell Nov 15 #10
Nitram Nov 15 #11

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:20 PM

1. Trump helped release 3 kids accused of...shoplifting? Wow, some negotiator. What were they

looking at...a fine?

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:28 PM

3. Depending upon the value of the stolen merchandise, they could have faced jail time.

You really don't want to commit any kind of crime in China.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:35 PM

5. THey were facing 3-10 years. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:22 PM

2. UCLA is my alma mater and this taints the reputation of the university. Hope UCLA...

releases all of them from their scholarships.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:31 PM

4. I would think that there is some sort of morals clause in their sports contract?

Yes, they should be penalized in some way.
It was totally ridiculous to shop lift while playing as a guest in a foreign country,
especially China.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:52 AM

9. Yes, I agree.

and they seem too stupid to pursue academic studies as well.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:43 PM

6. I'm glad.

I know I don't know too much about this, but it does seem as though those young men did something really stupid.

You'd think it wouldn't be necessary for the coach to tell the team, "Oh, by the way. Don't steal anything. Don't shoplift. Don't do anything at all you wouldn't want your mother to know about." But apparently that kind of statement is needed.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:04 AM

7. They deserve a 10 game suspension or kicked off team

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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:12 AM

8. Trump Promises China: UCLA To Stop Their Version Of Checkers

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:30 AM

10. "What they did was..."

illegal. Not unfortunate.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 08:12 AM

11. They should be kicked off the team and suspended from school.

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