UCLA basketball players in China are 'doing fine' in hotel detention

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 06:27:25 AM. The three UCLA basketball players enmeshed in a legal fiasco in China emerged on Monday and said they are 'doing fine.'
The three basketball players enmeshed in a legal fiasco in China emerged publicly for the first time Monday and a spokesman insisted they are “doing fine.” LiAngelo , Jalen Hill and Cody Riley walked out of Hangzhou’s Hyatt Regency health club in Bruins workout gear and lumbered toward the elevators. Chris Carlson, UCLA associate athletic director, accompanied them. “We’re doing fine,” Carlson said politely when asked while the players slipped into the elevator behind him. Ball wore brown headphones draped around his neck. A top White House spokesman that , while in Beijing, had asked China’s leader, , to look into the case. Trump, who left Beijing on Friday for Vietnam and the Philippines, requested that Xi ensure the case is resolved quickly and that the three freshman players are treated fairly, Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said in a telephone interview. The fact that Trump raised the players’ case with Xi was first reported by the The three Bruins remain holed up in the Chinese lakeside city of Hangzhou nearly a week after police questioned them under suspicion of shoplifting designer sunglasses. The men stayed behind when the team continued on to Shanghai for its season opener Saturday, a tight win over Georgia Tech. The team then returned to Los Angeles that day, but the young men continue to await their fate in this southeastern coastal city as Chinese authorities determine how to proceed. Officials have permitted them to remain where the team initially...Read more
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