How should UCLA discipline the 3 players caught shoplifting in China?

Nov 15, 2017


LaVar Ball (L), father of basketball player LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, sits with his other son LaMelo Ball (R) during a promotional event in Hong Kong on November 14, 2017.

LiAngelo Ball and UCLA basketball teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested on November 7 in Hangzhou.; Credit: AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images


The three Bruins basketball players who were detained in China for stealing Louis Vuitton sunglasses have now returned home.

While they escaped punishment in China, LiAngelo Ball and others now face potential penalty from the Bruins.

What’s appropriate discipline for the players?


Rick Burton, professor of sport management and faculty athletic representative to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the NCAA at Syracuse University

Welch Suggs, associate professor of journalism at the University of Georgia; from 2005-2007 he was associate director for the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, an independent group established by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation that looks at reforms to strengthen the educational mission of college sports

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