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PJ Hairston: ‘I’ll be on the court’ this season

Aug 27, 2013, 8:58 AM EST

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The assumption within the North Carolina program seems to be that embattled guard PJ Hairston will miss some time this season, but that it’s a virtual certainty that he will play this season.

UNC AD Bubba Cunningham said as much to a group of journalism professors earlier this month.

And now, for the first time since getting pulled over in a GMC Yukon that was rented by a convicted felon named Fats Thomas with weed and a gun in the car, Hairston has commented publicly.

“Yeah, I’ll be on the court,” Hairston told the Daily Tar Heel last night while shooting around on one of the outdoor courts on the Chapel Hill campus. “I’m not sure how long I’ll have to sit out. I haven’t found out yet, but whatever it is I’m ready for it.”

Hairston’s summer has been a nightmare for head coach Roy Williams. In addition to getting pulled over on June 5th — all charges were eventually dropped — news broke that Hairston had been caught speeding in a 2012 Camaro that was rented for him by a woman that lives Thomas. Then, in July, Hairston was pulled over for driving 93 in a 65, which resulted in a reckless driving charge and an indefinite suspension from the team.

  1. dexterismyhero - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Did he mean he will be in court this season?

  2. frank320 - Aug 27, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    “…for the first time since getting pulled over in a GMC Yukon that was rented by a convicted felon named Fats Thomas with weed and a gun in the car…”

    False. There was never a gun found inside the vehicle. It was established, weeks ago, a firearm was found outside the Yukon, and none of the passengers were charged with its possession. P.J. Hairston should take legal action against the amateur author of this article.

    • kingghidora - Aug 30, 2013 at 7:16 PM

      Yeah. I find really nice guns laying beside my car all the time. I sell them back to the cops at buy backs and I pay my rent with the money. Then I find some more guns and use that money for groceries. It’s a good system. I’m sure that’s what PJ was doing when he happened to pull up beside that gun lying beside the road.

  3. shrshot - Aug 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Frank are you an ostrich? The gun just happened to be outside the car… The car just happened to belong to a convicted felon, just like other cars tarhole players are driving around. I guess those classes just happened to be no show credits too huh? UNC is cheating, plain and simple. This is just another example of how shady the NCAA and their enforcement IDIOTS are. Better let them get back to denying transfers for real student athletes who had multiple deaths in their family and want to be closer to home. UNC and the NCAA are a joke, period , the end.

    • frank320 - Aug 27, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      Calm down, kiddo..

  4. frank320 - Aug 27, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Folks, this is what happens when a fifth year econ grad from vassar college (never heard of it btw) that can’t cut it in the real world with his pos degree is forced to scrape by as a bartender and amateur Internet journalist, emerges from his mother’s basement to publish his incoherent thoughts on how unfair it is that others get a free pass, while he’s held back. Difficult for anyone to take a writer (with prior research experience) seriously when he grossly misrepresents the facts in his work without first recognizing his agenda.

    • iamgumbydammit - Aug 28, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      The previous post is what happens when the 2nd shift toilet plunger at WalMart is allowed to play with the demo laptops in the electronics section during his break.

    • kingghidora - Aug 30, 2013 at 7:18 PM

      Yeah and he didn’t even have a trust fund like the rest of us. How unfair is that? I only inherited two buildings and a 2000 acre farm. How am I supposed to get by on that?

  5. frank320 - Aug 27, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    “… news broke that Hairston had been caught speeding in a 2012 Camaro that was rented for him by a woman that lives Thomas. ”

    Rented for him by a woman that LIVES THOMAS?

    WTF is that?

    #vassarcollege #amateur

    • bdeviled11 - Aug 27, 2013 at 6:41 PM

      You aren’t really trying to put down Vassar are you? WOW! Here let me help…

      http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/vassar-college-2895

      It might be best to just stop at this point.

  6. turfdaddy - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Don’t worry about frank. He’s probably like most UNC fans. Never been to chapel hill and probably bought his Tar Heel gear at Walmart, during his lunch break from his job at subway. No offense to subway.

    • iamgumbydammit - Aug 28, 2013 at 4:08 PM

      I don’t always talk to UNC fans, but when I do, I say “Yes, I would like fries with that.”

  7. kingghidora - Aug 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Ain’t it funny how they don’t want to hear from certain corners on this site? If you aren’t an apologist for UNC or some other ACC school they don’t want you around. Censorship is such an ugly thing.

  8. kingghidora - Aug 30, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Bet PJ’s back for Kentucky.

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