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UCLA's conduct code gives wide latitude to dean who will decide basketball players' punishment

UCLA's conduct code gives wide latitude to dean who will decide basketball players' punishment

When UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero and coach Steve Alford read prepared statements to a room full of television cameras and journalists Wednesday, they offered few specifics about punishment for three basketball players whose shoplifting created an international incident.

The players — freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley — are suspended indefinitely from basketball-related activities as the school reviews their theft of items from three luxury stores last week in Hangzhou, China.

While Guerrero and Alford remained tight-lipped about the disciplinary process, the answer lies within the 38 pages of the school’s student conduct code.

“When faced with...

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