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PJ Hairston suspended indefinitely (will probably still play against UK)


You would think after his latest lucky escape from the law, PJ Hairston would just stay in and take it easy, right? Wrong. The North Carolina star was charged with speeding and careless and reckless driving yesterday after being pulled over for going 93 mph in a 65 mph zone. All of this went down at 4:30 in the afternoon on I-85 outside Webb, North Carolina. Hairston was driving a 2008 Acura TL this time.

The charge was enough to get Hairston suspended indefinitely from the UNC Basketball team. A few weeks ago, Ole Roy said Hairston would face “serious consequences” which were still to be determined for his arrest for drug possession and driving without a license. Last week, all of those charges were dropped.

Don’t worry, there’s a 99.9% chance he’ll still play against Kentucky.

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35 Comments for PJ Hairston suspended indefinitely (will probably still play against UK)

  1. ju
    9:11 am July 29, 2013 Permalink


  2. Musehobo
    9:16 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    Oh yeah. He’ll play against UK. Ole Roy hates when players act up. But he hates losing to UK worse. Plus he has no character.

  3. Chet's Bro
    9:27 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    Certainly Roy just need time to think this out. PJ involved in drugs. Has no license. Gets gifts from Fats Domino. Get’s pulled over by police doing 30 mph over the limit. NCAA doesn’t seem to know any of this. Roy will make the right decision in this situation…after PJ plays against UK obviously. Kinda gives new meaning to tar HEELS. Stay classy UNC. =/

  4. SeaCat
    9:28 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    We will beat UNC by 8 points.

  5. Dang
    9:32 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    At this point, If I were a UNC fan I would be ashamed of this kid

  6. aaron C Bunch
    9:33 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    go ahead and put that .1 % back in. He will play against UK. No doubt about it.

  7. UK_Greg
    9:36 am July 29, 2013 Permalink


  8. Al/in/Indy
    9:38 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    Since he was busted with a substantial amount of weed in the “OTHER” incident my question was, did they have him take a drug test afterwards? It’s still a banned substance even in states that have legalized it. Old Roy boy might have peed it himself, but they would’ve found an abnormal amount of Cashmere in the sample.

  9. BBN
    9:39 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    Good. With us having three ineligible players, this should help even things out.

  10. Bubba Earl
    9:39 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    Obviously taking online-no-show college courses, what a numbnut.

  11. UNC Fans are Sane?
    9:43 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    Strangely, the comments section of the ESPN article seem to have quite a few ‘normal’ UNC fans. Many saying that anything less than a year suspension would be ’embarassing.’ Wonder if they’ll still feel that way after Good Ole Roy has him back after his ‘serious consequences,’ wich will probably equal being suspended for the exhibition games only.

  12. BigRush
    9:44 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t really care if he plays or doesn’t play… There is no way an NBA scout isn’t taking notice of all this… He has lost millions. What’s one more loss against UK?

  13. SeaCat
    9:48 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    I say we start a collection
    to buy PJ a replacement gun.

  14. uncnot
    9:53 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    PJ has bigger problems than basketball.
    I live in Chapel Hill and get a lot of “Well, well, Cal…”. I ask them how to say ‘Carolina Way’ in Swahili, Psycho T’s favorite course. He took it three times.

  15. RealCatsFan
    9:59 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    If I recall correctly, the officer can make a physical arrest for 20 MPH over the limit. That being said, I’m he will still play against us. He could commit double murder, and Roy would try to find a glove for him to try on.

  16. All Wrong
    10:03 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    I think you are all being unfairly critical. It is very obvious that this young man has turned the corner and has his life headed in the right direction. Although he was pulled over for speeding, he didn’t have any guns, or weed, and apparently he wasn’t driving a car rented by a booster (ex-con). I like to think of this as drastic improvement . . .

  17. Philuk18
    10:04 am July 29, 2013 Permalink


    Such an obvious troll. That’s the most sad thing ever how many UL fans come on here to troll. I hate Louisville, and have better things to do than see what their bloggers are writing about. I know life is tough in the hood, but you should have better things going on too

  18. OL' PIX
    10:12 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    ==== Geeeze …………. you guys make it sound like The Heels would be unbeatable with their designated driver playing !

    I don tinnk so Jose !


  19. bmt22033
    10:33 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    PJ Hairston could probably pull an Aaron Hernandez and still play against Kentucky! Good to see that UNC takes this sort of behavior so seriously, though…

  20. Han
    10:45 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    First, whose car is it? Second, that man must be stupid, stupid, stupid. He should look forward to playing overseas or in the development league this year.

  21. goUkats
    10:56 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    The indefinite suspension will end when fall classes begin.
    Dag nabbit,Old Roy will find a way to prove that the cops radar gun was faulty and PJ was only doing 55 in that 65 mph zone.
    Dadgummit,those gosh darn cops have it in for that outstanding citizen P.J.and they are going to have to back off.

  22. StuckAtWork
    11:12 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    Am I the only one who thinks the indefinite suspension ties to the fear of playing an ineligible player? Once the investigation over the rental cars is clear, he will play.

  23. 90% of UL fans in Louisville live in the projects and leech off the government
    11:18 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    17) They don’t have anything else better to do. They have it made. They don’t have a job. Just
    chill in their West End hood all day, and draw a gubernment check every month.

  24. Chicago Chris
    11:50 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    Speeding is sort of so-what — but when it happens in the wake of his recent issues, you have to think he came away from that incident with an attitude that he was untouchable.

  25. kybigblue
    11:51 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    Does anyone really believe that players suspended during the summer by Williams, Donovan and Kennedy won’t be ready to play no later than their teams first big game? Could even be back by the first practice. Easy to suspend during the off season.

  26. Joe Dennison
    12:10 pm July 29, 2013 Permalink

    And this guy is going to college? How dumb can one person be? But Ole Roy will let him play and say he’s learned his lesson……..

  27. Do whut?
    12:24 pm July 29, 2013 Permalink

    When do we see some consistency from KSR? Where’s the article supporting PJ’s right to act however he wishes off the court ala Henderson and Manziel? The gun thing couldn’t even be pinned on him so what are we talking about? A little weed? A lead foot? Why do I care who loans the kid a vehicle? That’s just PJ being PJ. Haters gonna hate. Am I right?

  28. Do what?
    12:34 pm July 29, 2013 Permalink

    #27 good job, good effort. Youre trying to call out KSR by comparing an article about a second arrest of the summer with an article about somebody tweeting and wearing a Tebow jersey. Thats a stretch there buddy.

  29. Do whut?
    12:57 pm July 29, 2013 Permalink

    The article wasn’t defending Manziel’s tweets or wearing the Tebow jersey and if you’re saying it was you’re the one making a stretch. Those were merely items in an article defending Manziel’s off the field behavior. Besides the writer was clear he doesn’t care about Manziel’s off the field behavior. How is PJ any different? Because he actually got busted with the weed in question? Don’t most college kids party and smoke a little weed? And speeding? Doesn’t everyone speed? Haven’t you ever borrowed a buddy’s car? What’s the big deal. The point is KSR is hypocritical from one player to the next and the truth is KSR writers do care about off the court/field behavior despite claims to the contrary. They just want to pick and choose whose behavior bothers them and which rules should be enforced.

  30. LongShotWentFoul
    1:28 pm July 29, 2013 Permalink

    29 please, apples to oranges. No matter how petty you think the crime is, facts are he was arrested, Manziel wasn’t. Maybe others are doing it too but until they are arrested there is no comparing Johnny footballs drinking and tweeting to being arrested. None. Just stop it, it’s ignorant.

  31. Do whut?
    1:45 pm July 29, 2013 Permalink

    So if Manziel had been arrested for his underage drinking you would care? Seems unlikely. Again KSR writers have repeatedly said they do not care about Manziel’s off the field behavior. With that blanket statement they lumped the apples and oranges into the same basket. Blame them not me.

  32. Megan
    2:27 pm July 29, 2013 Permalink

    After he was stopped for going 9 mph over the speed limit and driving without a license, I thought, no big deal. Three weeks later, when he was found to be in possession of a small amount of pot and a 9 millimeter with a loaded clip, I thought, uh-oh, this is pretty damn serious. Possible felony charge. The connection to a felon with a long history of drug and gun convictions only made things worse.

    You’d think the kid would clean up his act after finding himself in the spotlight all summer. But now he’s been arrested for racing 28 mph over the limit. Now I think, this kid has a problem. Somebody need to help him. Because he appears to be incapable of helping himself. He appears to acting out in a self-destructive manner. Does he understand that they can recharge him?

  33. Louisville1Cal4
    2:29 pm July 29, 2013 Permalink

    Jesus tap dancing Christ! What does this kid have to do to get kicked off the team, kill someome??
    He’s already in a world of trouble, any other place the NCAA would have already stepped in!

  34. Willis talkin bout..
    2:59 pm July 29, 2013 Permalink

    Basketball aside.. this young man needs some direction. He is clearly on a very dangerous path and whether or not he plays basketball against us or not shouldn’t even be a concern anymore. At this rate I just hope the young man is around to watch or play the game. Hopefully someone will finally get him some help.

  35. UKFanInVA
    5:09 pm July 29, 2013 Permalink

    If PJ was a little further North in Virginia, that 93 in a 65 would be reckless driving (general) both for exceeding the posted limit by 20 MPH *and* for exceeding 80 MPH. In VA, reckless driving is a class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense punishable by up to 1 year in jail, loss of your drivers license for up to 6 months, a fine of up to $2,500 and, if you’re a VA resident, 6 demerit points on your license that stay there for 11 years. And yes, the charge applies to out-of-state residents, as well.