LiAngelo Ball, UCLA Players Suspended For Shoplifting In China
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: LiAngelo Ball and Cody Riley (L) of the UCLA Men's Baskeball team speak to the media during a press conference at Pauley Pavilion on November 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Ball, Riley and Jalen Hill have been suspended from the team after allegedly shoplifting while on a school trip to China. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)

LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players have been suspended indefinitely after they were arrested for shoplifting in China.

UCLA men’s basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were suspended indefinitely from the team on Wednesday.

Last week, the three players were arrested for stealing from a Louis Vuitton store near the team’s hotel in China. They were detained for eight days but were released on bail and have returned to the United States.

“They will have to earn their way back,”  UCLA coach Steve Alford said during a news conference on Wednesday. “These are good young men who have exercised an inexcusable lapse of judgment, and now they have to live with that.”

All three players apologized for their actions.

“I’d like to start off by saying sorry for stealing from the stores in China,” Ball said, via Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports. “I didn’t exercise my best judgment and I was wrong for that. … I’m a young man, however, it’s not an excuse for making such a stupid decision.”

The players then thanked President Donald Trump for helping them get home. Trump had asked on Twitter if the players were going to thank him for getting them home.

Ball and the other players won’t travel with the team, suit up for road games, or practice while the school reviews the situation.

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