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Report: Miykael Faulcon knew PJ Hairston, not Fats Thomas

Jul 9, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

PJ Hairston AP

Over the weekend, Eric Prisbell of USA Today blew the lid off of the PJ Hairston controversy when he dug up a second link between North Carolina’s leading scorer and Haydn “Fats” Thomas.

If you’ve forgotten already — or if you spent the Fourth of July weekend in a burger and beer induced slumber — Prisbell found that Hairston was cited for speeding in a car that was rented by a woman who just so happens to share an address with Thomas. That’s a problem, because Thomas was the guy that rented the car that Hairston was pulled over while driving with a suspended license. Hairston was also charged with possession of marijuana and a gun was found outside the car when he was pulled over.

Oh, and should I mention that Hairston has also been linked with the same agent that was involved with Ben McLemore last season?

Now, the case that Thomas is making is that he doesn’t actually have a relationship with Hairston of the UNC players, he just knows them — and has been photographed with them and interacted with them on twitter — because he throws parties and those UNC players like to go to parties. That’s a tough defense to buy.

But now there’s another twist. Thomas said that he didn’t loan the 2013 Yukon he rented to Hairston, he loaned it to a kid named Miykael Faulcon who plays basketball for a Division II school called Elizabeth City State University and hails from Durham. Well, Prisbell spoke to Faulcon’s mother, and this is what she had to say:

Hmm.

That certainly isn’t a good look for a UNC program that is already dealing with the fallout from an academic scandal that the NCAA has yet to make a move on.

I wonder what Roy Williams has to say about all this?

You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  1. lundy337 - Jul 9, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Hey Rob nice to see you get onboard. I was beginning to think you were a sandbagger for the unc-Cheats.

    If only you would’ve listened to me about following up on all this mayhem and dirt some time ago then it could have been you instead of Eric Prisbell making a name for himself. Tried to tell you that you could write a book on what has been going on over at unc-scandal.

    Don’t buy the line being spun that these are recent events at a university with a pristine past. That is total BS. There are data points along the way; Lawrence Taylor, Marion Jones, Marvin Austin are just a few that come to mind.

    Now where-o-where is Oldwell? I would really like to see some holes comment on any of these stories but none to be found. I figured the 9 people out of over 200 at last count that disliked my last comment all had to work for unc’s PR firm. That’s the only way I can explain the few idiotic comments to be found supporting unc.

    The carolina way = to seem, rather than to actually be.

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