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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:00 PM

UCLA players returning to U.S. after being detained in China

Source: ESPN

UCLA players returning to U.S. after being detained in China

ESPN.com news services
12:49 PM EST

UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who have been detained in China for the past week on suspicion of shoplifting, are headed back to the United States and are scheduled to arrive later Tuesday in Los Angeles, the Pac-12 confirmed.

The players were seen checking into a Los Angeles-bound Delta flight at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport, airline staff told The Wall Street Journal, who first reported that the players were heading back to the U.S.

Delta's flight tracker currently shows that two planes departed from Shanghai at around the same time Tuesday night local time, and both are scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at around 5 p.m. PT.

The players' return came hours after President Donald Trump said he was hopeful that they would be allowed to return home after he had a long conversation with China's president, Xi Jinping.

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Read more: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/21409577/ucla-bruins-players-detained-china-set-return-united-states

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:07 PM

1. Good thing I'm not a suspicious person.

Otherwise, I'd think that China bagged the players on a pretext and released them to make Trump think he was a hotshot negotiator so's to set him up to give away the candy store.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:57 PM

3. I am not even sure what they are doing in China in the first place, classes are still in session

I assume that they have a ton of school work. All the college kids I know are buckling under papers and studying for finals.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:47 PM

4. They were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting. Hardly a diplomatic coup for anyone.

Shoplifting is a crime....everywhere. The arrest was by regular police doing their regular jobs. And they were detained just as a Chinese visitor would be detained in America.

Blowing this up to monumental proportions is what Trump did, not the Chinese. Truly a tempest in a Trump pot.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 04:26 PM

5. No sympathy for people who get caught in actual crimes in a foreign country.

But suspicion of shoplifting? I don't even know what that is.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:45 PM

6. It is always suspicion until convicted. Presumption of innocence and all that.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:53 PM

2. First class?

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