‘He wasn’t punished this bad in China’: LaVar Ball pulls suspended son LiAngelo out of UCLA a month after he was arrested for stealing sunglasses
Suspended UCLA forward LiAngelo Ball has been pulled out of school by father LaVar Ball.
‘We are exploring other options with Gelo,’ LaVar Ball told ESPN. ‘He’s out of there.’
Ball was one of three UCLA players to be suspended indefinitely after being arrested for shoplifting in China on November 8 as the Bruins prepared to play their season opener against Georgia Tech in Shanghai.
Eventually LiAngelo and fellow freshman Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were allowed to return to the United States after being forced to stay in China for several days. The students were accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton outlet near the hotel in Hangzhou, where the team was staying.
‘I’m not sitting back and waiting,’ LaVar Ball said. ‘He wasn’t punished this bad in China.’