UNC Basketball: PJ Hairston Suspended Indefinitely

After being pulled over and charged with reckless driving the University of North Carolina announced late last night that junior star PJ Hairston has been indefinitely suspended from the school’s basketball program.

Credit: SI.com

The university released the following short statement late last night:

University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams has suspended P.J. Hairston from the basketball team indefinitely. Hairston, a rising junior guard from Greensboro, N.C., received a traffic citation for reckless driving on Sunday afternoon.

Hairston averaged 14.6 points in 34 games as a sophomore last season.

Hairston was charged with reckless driving after being clocked in going 93 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone. This comes after being arrested for marijuana possession and driving without a license (those charges were dismissed last week) and after questions about his connection to Fats Thomas and rental cars begin to pop up.

After this last stunt it was clear that Coach Roy Williams and Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham have had enough and have all the facts they need to make their decision on Hairston’s fate.

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Coach Williams said Hairston would face severe consequences, and obviously he has after continuing to add to the list of drama and negative publicity.

 

Topics: Basketball, North Carolina Tar Heels, PJ Hairston

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  • coachj

    I think that the word “suspended” should be replaced with “dismissed”

  • teej1

    Cut him Roy.

  • Terry L Foye

    Give the opportunity and scholarship to someone that deserves and appreciates it. Obviously, Mr. Harriston is more interested in breaking laws than being a student athlete and a future millionaire.

  • Bryant Douglass

    There is nothing misspelled in it lol. Thanks though

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