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Judge reschedules North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston’s appearance date

Sep 13, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

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With his status for the upcoming season (meaning how many games, if any, will he miss) yet to be announced by the powers that be at North Carolina, junior guard P.J. Hairston still has a speeding ticket to deal with. Due to appear in court on Friday, Hairston was not in attendance and his appearance was rescheduled for October 11 by Magistrate Steven R. Storch.

After his second citation this offseason for speeding, Hairston was suspended indefinitely by the UNC athletic department. The question now is how long will the suspension last, and will North Carolina’s early season schedule impact that decision?

The toughest of the Tar Heels’ first four games will likely be their November 17 home game against Belmont, which is coming off of a 26-7 campaign and an NCAA tournament appearance. In North Carolina’s fifth game there’s a chance they could play defending national champion Louisville in an in-season tournament to be played at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. There are also non-conference games against Michigan State (December 4) and Kentucky (December 18) before the Heels begin ACC play in January.

Hairston returns as the team’s leading scorer from a season ago, as he averaged 14.6 points per game. And with Reggie Bullock (13.9 ppg) now in the NBA, not having the services of Hairston could lead to some issues on the offensive end of the floor despite the other talented options at Roy Williams’ disposal.

  1. myjunkyourtrunk - Sep 13, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Did the writer of this article forget about all the other P.J. problems. Guns, weed, rental cars..? Does any of that ring a bell ? How many AAFM credits do you get from N.C. CHEAT for writing a story that doesn’t touch on the facts of the suspenson ?

    • Raphielle Johnson - Sep 13, 2013 at 8:52 PM

      You do realize that the charges regarding the gun and the marijuana were dropped, right?

  2. myjunkyourtrunk - Sep 13, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    You shouldn’t be so sensitive to criticism R.J.. I know the charges were droped. I also know his suspension wasn’t just for speeding tickets. It was mostly for the rental cars that you failed to mention. Next time do a better job on your article so you don’t have to defend yourself in the comment section.

  3. myjunkyourtrunk - Sep 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Hey @raphiellej , Why is this comment section dead ? I commented on your article to incite NC fans not you. Then I realized there are none here. Hell, even your UK article that was written 3 hrs ago ( and very well by the way ) has 0 comments. Whats up with that ?

    • Raphielle Johnson - Sep 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

      I honestly have no idea why the comment section is dead (and took no offense to your earlier comment, BTW). But comments tend to be quiet during the offseason; you’ll have more company soon enough.

  4. myjunkyourtrunk - Sep 14, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    @raphiellej , I visit cbt through the nbc sports app. Sometimes when Im stuck in a 3g zone I have to wait for pft, hbt, pbt, pht, and gtc to load before I get to cbt. I have to wait for hockey and golf. Thats not right. You should tell somebody. I think this is hurting cbt. Nobody cares about golf (gtc). Hockey (pht) isn’t as popular as college basketball . I think I’m going to make a mockery of their comment section anyway. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to the local bar, finding the drunkest woman there and bringing her home tonight.

  5. shrshot - Sep 14, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Not only will he not miss any games, UNC will give him a bogus doctorate, and the ncaa will celebrate how he makes a mockery of them. Another perfect example of how corrupt and inept the ncaa has become.

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