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Report: NCAA investigating link between P.J. Hairston and agent

Jun 21, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

P.J. Hairston AP

In the aftermath of North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston’s arrest on charges of possession of marijuana and driving without a license, many have asked two important questions that have yet to be answered.

Who rented the car Hairston was driving from Hertz? Also, who was the owner of the gun found outside of the vehicle?

Law enforcement officials have yet to divulge the answer to either of those questions, and it may be a while before we learn anything more about the criminal aspects of the case.

However, in other news involving Hairston the NCAA has begun to investigate the relationship between Hairston and NBA agent Rodney Blackstock according to Big Lead Sports. According to the story both Hairston and Blackstock, who are both natives of Greensboro, have known each other for years.

What adds to the intrigue is the fact that this isn’t the first time in recent months that Blackstock’s name has come up in regards to a relationship with a talented college basketball player:

Blackstock was in the news recently when it was revealed that he paid the AAU coach of Kansas star Ben McLemore thousands of dollars “on behalf of sports agents and financial advisers” who were courting McLemore.

Could the NCAA looking into the relationship between Hairston and Blackstock eventually lead to answering of the rental car question? Yes, but that could also be learned by way of the police investigation that’s also ongoing.

What could be at stake (if the NCAA finds anything of consequence) is Hairston’s eligibility for the 2013-14 season, one in which the Tar Heels will rely on him to be their primary perimeter scoring option with Reggie Bullock having entered the NBA Draft.

But even with the NCAA sniffing around, his eligibility for the upcoming season is the least of Hairston’s concerns with that legal case still open.

Raphielle can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.

  1. imforbigblue - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Give me a break it’s UNC nothing will happen

  2. pacific123ocean - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Move along, nothing to see here.

  3. shrshot - Jun 22, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    The ncaa will do nothing, because they are a corrupt sham. Just like how UNC football and basketball players had no show classes for years and nothing has been done…NCAA needs to be investigated and lose all antitrust and tax benefits.

  4. Anoesis - Jun 22, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Hairston caught while driving without a license, weed in the car, and gun outside it (tossed from it, likely) all adds up to “driving while stupid.” He’s dragging his surname through the mud. Hopefully he isn’t related to Happy Hairston, who played for the Lakers and died in 2001.

    Hairston couldn’t have rented the car himself so, besides this trifecta of turpitude, there’s probably quite a bit more of the iceberg beneath the surface. He may see just fines with no jail time. The charges might be dropped due to “lack of evidence” (code for the coach called in a chit).

    Oh, yeah, the NCAA “investigation?” Not even a desperate bookie would post odds on which way that flag will blow. Because the level of competence regarding any NCAA “investigation” just, you know, blows.

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