With each passing day it seems that North Carolina’s list of impending NCAA charges grows larger and larger, and the likelihood of the NCAA continuing to ignore whats going on in Chapel Hill gets smaller and smaller, hopefully. As most of you would know, UNC is faced with a multitude of alleged academic offenses such as the creation of a whole cluster of “no-show” classes designed to aid athletes in maintaining their eligibility, and now their leading scorer from last season, P.J. Hairston, was found driving a car rented by a felon with a half-ounce of marijuana in it. Not a good look for the school.
Initially it was reported that Haydn “Fats” Thomas, a local club promoter, was the one who rented the 2013 GMC Yukon that Hairston was pulled over in, although Thomas maintained that he rented the car for a mutual friend named Miykael Faulcon. Then, in an interview with Faulcon’s mother, she told the USA Today that her son had “no relationship” with the one they call “Fats”. Well according to the Raleigh News & Observer, someone’s lying, and its looking more and more like it’s the convicted felon Thomas (Shocked face). According to the police report filed on the traffic stop, Hairston admitted to the police that the car was rented for him by Thomas and that he also engages in “recreational marijuana use”. Hairston had also been previously ticketed in a 2012 Camaro that was also rented by Thomas, and records show that multiple other cars that Thomas rented had been given tickets on the UNC campus.
It’s clear that rules have been broken here, and with 90% of the leg work on this case having already been done by the media and the police department, it’ll be interesting to see how the NCAA fumbles this investigation on the 1-yard line.