Found July 27, 2013 on
UNC fans can take the slightest sigh of relief.
Earlier this week it was reported by Inside Carolina that all of the charges stemming from P. J. Hairston’s June arrest have been suspended. This month, Hairston completed a drug assessment and afterwards the state decided not to go further with any legal action against Hairston.
Luckily for Hairston, the state felt that they would be unable to prove that the 9mm handgun and 41 grams of marijuana that they found outside the car that Hairston was driving last month was his.
This is a big break for Hairston in what has been a drama-filled offseason for the UNC guard till this point. Though Hairston is not completely out of hot water yet because of the issue he still has with the rental car he was driving in May that was in the name of Haydn Thomas; a convicted felon.
Hairston’s eligibility for next season remains very much in question because the NCAA has yet to comment on any of the legal troubles that Hairston has had this summer.
The NCAA defines an extra benefit as “any special arrangement by an institution employee or a representative of the institution’s athletic interest to provide a student-athlete a benefit that is not generally available to other students and their relatives and/or friends, or, is not expressly authorized by the NCAA legislation.” The NCAA even goes on to state, “You may not allow prospects of current student-athletes the use of an automobile,”
Based on the information that the NCAA provides about extra benefits, it is hard to see how Hairston won’t be found in violation of at least some NCAA rules. At this point, Hairston might be on damage control to limit whatever punishment he may inevitably receive.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels suspended leading scorer P.J. Hairston Sunday night, just hours after North Carolina state police pulled him over for driving 93 miles per hour in a 65 mile limit zone.
The junior guard and McDonald’s All-American will receive an indefinite suspension according to a short statement released by the school.
The isn’t the first time P.J. Hairston has...
North Carolina’s P.J. Hairston has had quite the offseason. Last week, Hairston was happy that the charges against him were dropped from his June incident regarding possession of marijuana and driving without a license.
Despite getting a clean slate, it appears Hairston is in trouble with the law again. According to USA Today Sports, he was charged with reckless driving and speeding...
North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he's ''tired'' of talking about suspended guard P.J. Hairston.
Williams spoke briefly to reporters after his round at the Wednesday pro-am at the Wyndham Championship.
When asked about Hairston's situation, he said he's ''tired of reading about it, tired of talking about it'' and declined to discuss...
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Less than two weeks after dodging charges of marijuana possession and driving without a license, UNC's leading scorer P.J. Hairston was caught for another driving violation.
North Carolina leading scorer P.J. Hairston has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of speeding and an unsafe movement violation after being cited for reckless driving in July.
Rowan County District Judge Kevin Eddinger accepted the plea Tuesday for driving 75 mph in a 65 mph zone from attorney T. Gregory Jones. Hairston, who didn't attend the hearing, was required to pay a ...
P.J. Hairston just doesn’t seem to get it.
Hairston was cited for reckless driving late Sunday evening, after being pulled over for driving 93 mph in a 65 mph zone.
USA Today is reporting that UNC has suspended Hairston indefinitely after this latest incident. Hairston, who was driving a 2008 Acura, was cited and released, and faces an Aug. 30 court date in Rowan County, 1st...
North Carolina suspended leading scorer P.J. Hairston from the basketball team on Sunday night, hours after state police pulled him over for driving 93 mph in a 65 mph zone.
Team spokesman Steve Kirschner announced the junior guard's indefinite suspension in a three-sentence statement.
It marked the latest off-court misstep for Hairston, who had been cited twice in the span...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina announced an indefinite suspension for P.J. Hairston on Sunday.
North Carolina Tarheels Guard Pj Hairston has found himself on the wrong side of the law yet again. According to the report from USA Today Hairston was charged with speeding and careless and reckless driving Sunday after being pulled over for driving 93 mph in a 65 mph zone.
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