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P.J. Hairston pays fine for last unresolved traffic violation

Oct 14, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

P.J. Hairston AP

P.J. Hairston’s legal issues are now officially resolved.

Three times this summer, Hairston found himself cited for a traffic violation, the last of which was settled on Friday. Hairston was pulled over for driving 54 mph in a 45 mph zone in May in a Chevy Camaro rented by an associate of convicted felon Fats Thomas. The court date was pushed back to this past Friday, where Hairston paid a $15 fee for the ticket and $188 in court costs.

Hairston was also pulled over driving a GMC Tahoe that was rented by Thomas himself in June. He was charged with driving without a license and drug possession in that incident, but those charges were dropped. In July, Hairston got caught going 93 mph in a 65 mph zone. He was charged with reckless driving, but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and paid a fine.

While Hairston’s issues in the eyes of the court system may be resolved, they aren’t in the eyes of the NCAA and Roy Williams. Driving a car that was rented for him may be an NCAA violation, and Williams has made it quite clear that despite the fact that Hairston is currently practicing with the Tar Heels, he will miss games this season.

  1. sdemp - Oct 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Who paid the fines?

  2. secdominance - Oct 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    54 in a 45? Cops needed their quota I see

  3. shafted1 - Oct 15, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    “Driving a car that was rented for him may be an NCAA violation?” Not to worry, the NCAA will simply implement their selective enforcement procedures again involving any possible wrongdoing by UNC.

    It is amazing that the NCAA can’t find any evidence of violations despite multiple indictments coming down from the District Attorney’s Office! Patience Tar Heels, the NCAA will initiate an investigation which will continue for 4 years or so before announcing insufficient evidence of any violations.

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