President Donald Trump has stepped into the situation with LiAngelo Ball and the two other UCLA players who were arrested allegedly for shoplifting.
Trump has reportedly called Chinese President Xi Jinping, and according to the Washington Post, President Xi promised to look into it and ensure the players are treated fairly.
The report also said that the charges had been reduced. What’s more, TMZ reported that Alibaba founder Jack Ma, one of the richest men in China, is personally intervening to make sure the players are returned home safely.
Last week, the three players–Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill–were arrested for allegedly stealing sunglasses from Louis Vuitton. They face up to ten years in prison if convicted.