Fournette also offered some insight into what may have been a reason for his benching. Ball is the younger sibling of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, who was selected as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft.
The moves come a day after coach Bill O'Brien said they had discussed the possibility of adding Colin Kaepernick in the wake of a season-ending knee injury to rookie Deshaun Watson.
Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were taken into custody on Tuesday after around 20 police officers arrived at the Hyatt Hangzhou hotel and searched the team's bus, ESPN reported. They were released on bail on Wednesday.
"We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China", UCLA Athletics said in a statement. That process could take months, during which time, the three players will remain at the Hangzhou hotel.
Chinese authorities have up to 37 days to decide whether to pursue official approval for a formal arrest, Margaret Lewis, a law professor at Seton Hall University in New Jersey who researches China's legal system, told the Los Angeles Times.
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LaVar Ball, the father of the Ball athlete family, isn't anxious.
"We are very disappointed by any situation that detracts from the positive student-athlete educational and cultural experience that this week is about", Scott said. "Whether in the United States or overseas, we expect our student-athletes to uphold the highest standards", he added.
"He'll be fine. He'll be fine", LaVar told ESPN while referring to his son. UCLA went through practice Wednesday before visiting Shanghai Disneyland.
LiAngelo Ball, a freshman, is the middle child of LaVar and Tina Ball. "He'll be fine. Everybody making it a big deal; it ain't that big of a deal".
It seems that the saga of LiAngelo Ball and two of his UCLA teammates and their legal troubles in China may be reaching a resolution.