All seemed pretty well in Chapel Hill, star P.J. Hairston had charges dropped against him, and it looked like he might turn out OK. Well, that ended up not being the case. On Sunday, Hairston was cited for driving 93 mph in a 65-mph zone.
Those kind of actions are unacceptable, and will not be tolerated by anyone, not just the North Carolina basketball team. While doing this not only was he hurting himself, or even the entire UNC basketball program, but most importantly he was putting everyone around him in danger. Driving 93 MPH in a 65 MPH zone isn’t just speeding, that’s nearly 30 MPH over the speed limit. P.J. was driving carelessly and recklessly, driving that fast isn’t a safe method of driving.
Once the news came out, UNC immediately suspended Hairston indefinitely, and rightfully so. Ole Roy has had enough, and so has everyone else. It is not a given that he will ever wear Carolina blue again, some do not want him to. A majority of people want him gone, and kicked off the team. I can see their point, but the Tar Heels are going to need him desperately this upcoming season.
Roy needs to have yet another talk with PJ and tell him this is the last straw. The suspension was a nice punishment and it could have been more fatal. He could have been kicked off, but he wasn’t. Roy needs to tell him the truth and what kind of road P.J. is headed down: a road of self destruction. Sounds a bit harsh, but he deserves it. If he keeps this up, what NBA team is going to take a chance on him? Someone who can’t behave off the court, and doesn’t take the fact he is now a leader on the team very seriously.
Unless P.J. can look in the mirror, and change his recent behavior. He is headed down a very dangerous road. After Reggie Bullock’s departure, P.J. was expected to be the leader of the team along with James Michael McAdoo. Well,that is gone. Hairston is no role mode now, but its not too late to straighten himself up. The entire Tar Heel Nation is depending on him. If he can just behave from now on for the duration of the suspension however long it maybe, he will be fine. He’s still on the team as of right now, but unless if he can change things, he is going down a very bad road. He is hurting himself, Tar Heel nation, and his own career.