No Additional Charges Anticipated for PJ Hairston -
>> Next Article 2013-14 Pitt Basketball Roster Preview: Point Guards
<< Previous Article ACC Football Over/Under Predictions for 2013

No Additional Charges Anticipated for PJ Hairston

   Posted by Tar Heel Fan at  7/10/2013 9:29:13 PM  |  Follow us on Twitter: @scacchoops
Discuss     Bookmark and Share

A slight uptick in the right direction for Hairston's troubles though the elephant in the room continues to be the rental cars and possible NCAA violations.


Durham Police told WRAL Wednesday they don't anticipate any additional charges against University of North Carolina basketball player P.J. Hairston following his June 5 traffic stop and arrest.

Hairston was charged with marijuana possession and driving without a license after a traffic stop in Durham in early June. A 9-mm handgun and ammunition were also found at the scene but police said they do not expect to file any charges related to the firearm.

"We are not releasing any additional information in regards to this incident," Durham Public Information Officer Kammie Michael told WRAL.

Had the Durham Police tacked on a gun or upgraded drug charge, it would have further complicated the situation or maybe even ended Hairston's time in Chapel Hill. Instead the Tar Heel junior will go to court next month simply facing the misdemeanor marijuana possession charge and a citation for driving without a license. Assuming Hairston actually holds a license and his previous speeding ticket would indicate he does, the latter charge won't amount to much. Hairston will probably receive some punishment from the court on the possession charge but in the grand scheme of things, that is not a huge deal.

It will be interesting to see what, if anything, UNC does with this piece of information. Obviously the rental cars and Hairston's use of them remains the bigger fish to fry. However there is now some indication of how the legal angle might turn out. Does Roy Williams announce some sort of discipline for this aspect or do they wait until both the legal and NCAA issues are resolved? Since Bubba Cunningham released a statement pointing to the latter, it is a safe bet radio silence will continue to be SOP.


This article was originally published at (an SB Nation blog). If you are interested in sharing your website's content with, Contact Us.


Post a Comment About this Article
Entry Link     0 Comment(s)
>> Next Article 2013-14 Pitt Basketball Roster Preview: Point Guards
<< Previous Article ACC Football Over/Under Predictions for 2013

Comments on No Additional Charges Anticipated for PJ Hairston

There are currently no posts for this NewsBreaker

Post a Comment

Posting As:   Remember Me?

Before submitting this form, please type the color of the third character:

Where does your sports attention turn now?
College Football
Something Else (Soccer, NASCAR, etc)

Ranking the ACC's 10 best non-conference football games for 2015
6/29/2015 6:17:08 AM
Providence Center Paschal Chukwu Will Transfer to Syracuse
6/29/2015 6:16:39 AM
Rick Pitino and Louisville Basketball Positioned Perfectly for the Inevitable
6/29/2015 6:16:06 AM
Watch Chinanu Onuaku's new underhanded free-throw style
6/28/2015 7:21:13 AM
The Basketball Tournament: Pitt players among the field
6/28/2015 7:19:43 AM
Ranking the 5 best Tight Ends in the ACC for 2015
6/27/2015 7:46:00 AM
ACC leads all conferences with 12 players selected in the NBA Draft
6/26/2015 9:02:57 AM
Has the ACC become the nation's best collegiate sports conference?
6/26/2015 9:02:23 AM
Mike Hopkins Formally Named Jim Boeheim's Designated Replacement
6/25/2015 6:51:49 PM
Transfer Rafael Maia may not be ready to join Pitt
6/25/2015 8:37:48 AM
NCAA Proposes New Rule to Let Early NBA Draft Entrants Come Back to School
6/24/2015 1:55:40 PM
USBWA Announces Creation of Dean Smith Award
6/24/2015 11:16:01 AM
Highlights of UNC's Pick Up Game
6/24/2015 6:04:35 AM
Rick Pitino says 7 or 8 players on Louisville's 2015-16 team will play in the NBA
6/23/2015 1:15:21 PM
Kaleb Joseph & Chino Obokoh Summering in France
6/23/2015 1:14:02 PM
Message Board
RSS Feed  
SCACC Hoops has no affiliation to the NCAA or the ACC
Team logos are trademarks of their respective organizations (more/credits)