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Jan 10, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard P.J. Hairston (15) dribbles in the first half. The Hurricanes defeated the Tar Heels 68-59 at the Dean E. Smith Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Bubba Cunningham: PJ Hairston Will Play Some Games This Year

With the continuing drama known as PJ Hairston, there has been numerous unanswered questions about Hairston’s situation and status. Since the announcement of his suspension, the two questions have been: How long will Hairston be suspended? and Will Hairston play at all this season?

Today while at a retreat with fellow UNC journalism professors, Cunningham answered that question…sort of.

According to Rob Dauster at, he says that journalism reporter Andy Bechtel asked Cunningham if Hairston would play at all this year and he got a response.

Cunningham responded simply, “Yes, but not all the games.”

As the repeated blows to the stellar image of Carolina basketball continue to pile on courtesy of Mr. Hairston, fans continue to go from supporting him, to hoping he pays a fair price for what he’s done not only to himself and the team, but the danger he has put others around him in.

Now his fate is known as far as this upcoming season, but the question of how long will Hairston remain suspended still lingers? What does Cunningham exactly mean by “some” games? Will Hairston be allowed to partake in certain games on the schedule, but not all of them?

Only time will tell, but for now, Carolina fans can expect to see Hairston on court at one point this upcoming season.

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