Apr 30, 2013; Greensboro, GA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head basketball coach Roy Williams hits a shot during the Chick-fil-A Challenge at the Reynolds Plantation Resort. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell/CFA-pr via USA TODAY Sports **HAND OUT PHOTO **

Roy Williams Addresses PJ Hairston’s Status


On June 5th, North Carolina star PJ Hairston was arrested in Durham, North Carolina for possession of marijuana. Also found at the scene was a gun, of which logistics are being run to determine who it belongs to. Since then, little to no mention of Hairston has been made by the UNC Athletic Department. Until today….

Today, head basketball coach Roy Williams finally broke the silence on Hairston and his status with the team. The university released a quick statement following the arrest but didn’t give any details on Hairston. Williams’ remarks are the first we’ve heard since that small statement UNC released.

From USA Today:

“We are doing one thing: We are waiting until all the information comes out,” Williams told USA TODAY Sports on Monday. “The good thing is, I don’t have to make a decision right now because we’re in summer school, fall semester has not started, basketball has not started. We’re going to wait and see what happens. I’ve got some ideas, but right now those ideas are staying in my mind.

I am waiting until all the facts come in and then I will take care of everything that needs to be taken care of.”

So it appears a firm standing and decision on Hairston’s status with the school will wait until firm details are released and given to Williams and the university.

Hairston was arrested with two friends and then released on $1,000 unsecured bonds that night of the arrest.

Inside Carolina had been reporting that Hairston would be punished internally and wouldn’t miss practice or any games this coming fall. Then we learned of the weapon being found at his arrest in which a mystery about his status was made. He did work Williams’ basketball camp just last week.

Tags: Basketball North Carolina Tar Heels PJ Hairston Roy Williams

  • mon0goose

    He was working basketball camp . . . that’s a good sign. And I thought I read somewhere that PJ’s prints didn’t match the gun?

    • Bryant Douglass

      I haven’t read that myself, I’d love a link to see it!

      • mon0goose

        I think I read it in tweet so you know

    • Carl

      I heard they let him go after the 1st day of camp because a couple of kids asked why he smoked POT!