Report: UCLA Shoplifting Case Resolved Before Donald Trump’s Involvement

The UCLA shoplifting case involving freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill was reportedly resolved before Donald Trump got involved.

According to ESPN’s Arash Markazi, the players already had flights booked to the US when they were informed that Trump was getting involved.

“The situation was already resolved by the time we heard about Trump’s involvement,” one team source said. “That’s not to take away from the fact that he got involved, but the players already had their passports back and their flights booked to go home Tuesday night when Gen. Kelly called the players.” […]

“The players were already checked into the hotel before the public discovered they were arrested,” a team source said. “They also were not under house arrest. It was our decision to keep them at the hotel until the situation was resolved. The charges were dropped, they weren’t reduced, and that happened two days before we heard from Gen. Kelly.”

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