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UNC’s PJ Hairston arrested on drug charges

P.J. Hairston

According to ABC11 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina star PJ Hairston has been arrested on drug charges. Hairston was stopped a license check last night in Durham, and was arrested along with two other men for possession of marijuana. Hairston was also charged with driving without a license. He’s now out on bond.

In April, Hairston announced that he would return to UNC in lieu of entering the NBA Draft. Many analysts have North Carolina in their preseason Top 10s for 2013-2014. The Cats play the Tarheels on December 14th this season.

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147 Comments for UNC’s PJ Hairston arrested on drug charges

  1. Chicago Chris
    12:21 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Pot. *Yawn*

  2. Ridge Runner
    12:23 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink


  3. Rei
    12:24 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    wonder if Ol’ Roy will kick him off the team for this (or at least some kind of punishment)

  4. Fasttimesatridgemonthigh
    12:25 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Whoooaaa! Duuuuuude! ummmmmm…forgot what I was gonna say! Whoooa! Dude!

  5. Brad
    12:25 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    He will be re-instated December 1st against UAB – 1 week before the Mich St game and 2 weeks before the UK game.

  6. Downcline
    12:28 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    No worries, he’ll still play.

  7. Ridge Runner
    12:29 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    5- I don’t know about specific dates like you mention -but I know it will be before Dec 14th, even if he comitted a felony.

  8. Delk for 3
    12:31 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    I have no concern about our contest vs. North Carolina. They are not good AT ALL. I watched them plenty this past season, and they are just an average team. Our boys will smack them.

  9. Mark
    12:33 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    7) lol but you are more right than many would think

  10. Boogie 4 America
    12:36 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Roy Williams publically stated he had a zero tolerance policy for his athletes. Will Graves was kicked off the 2010 team for this very same offense.

    Hairston = GONE!

  11. Fasttimesatridgemonthigh
    12:36 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    This is U.S. History, I see the globe right there. Whoaaa Dude! What Jefferson was saying was, Hey! You know, we left this England place ’cause it was bogus; so if we don’t get some cool rules ourselves – pronto – we’ll just be bogus too! Get it? Duuuuuude!

  12. capnmonkey
    12:37 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Move along, nothing to see here. What you guys don’t realize is that Hairston is working on his PHD at North Carolina’s prestigious “Institute of Vehicular Horticulture”. His only crime is being TOO dedicated to his academic pursuits.

  13. Billy Bob
    12:37 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    “Arrested on drug charges” — OH WOW!

    “possession of marijuana” — Oh, that’s it?? Wow…

    I’m sure about 50% of college basketball players smoke pot.

  14. NCAA
    12:39 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    If the North Carolina police operate like the NCAA, Hariston will be released today and they’ll be no further findings of guilt (wink).

  15. Ratface
    12:40 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    #12 – Not at Duke!

  16. CatGrad7072
    12:42 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Probably ‘independent research’ for one of those bogus UNC classes.

  17. Skaggs
    12:42 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Was he arrested in Nashville?

  18. SocialMedia_is_Evil
    12:42 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    waiting for the Vine. Or the Facebook. or the Twitter. or the Instagram. or the Snapchat. or the etc. waiting.

  19. Rangoon
    12:44 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Was he working for Jules Camara’s camp?

  20. SeoulCat
    12:50 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    #11, horticulture, eh? Well, you can always lead a horticulture, cut you can’t make her think.

  21. D
    12:52 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t care…. at all… LEGALIZE IT!!!

  22. Rangoon
    12:53 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Sometimes I am so clever I don’t even know what I am saying.

  23. DEASY
    12:54 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone who believes that at LEAST 50% of college athletes don’t smoke is an idiot.

  24. Azubuike's Bicep
    12:54 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    That sort of makes the Jesus tattoo on his left arm ironic now.

  25. Gone to NBA
    12:55 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Well… Put my name in the draft… Bye…bye… UNC

  26. Coach Durbin
    12:55 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    12 – I think you are way off. I would say it’s in the 80-90% range

  27. Mike Damone
    12:56 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Nice car. Really keeping it up wonderfully.

  28. Michael F. Jox
    12:58 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Somebody say Europe? Bye bye, PJ. Guess he still has a shot as an undrafted free agent.

  29. Dr Kush
    12:59 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Just an interesting thing to note. I have a friend who has been in med school for many years and he said its a well known fact that over 50% of the students all smoke “pot”. So lets not be a Reagan and blow this out of proportion. See what I did there

  30. DEASY
    12:59 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    23.) Did Jesus say that Marijuana and driving automobiles without a license was a sin? I don’t remember that verse.

  31. will
    1:00 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    No big deal. like 80% of all college students smoke pot

  32. Ron Johnson
    1:00 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Anybody want to by a stero? Come by pacific and talk to me.

  33. will
    1:00 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    which reminds me…

  34. Kid ticket buyer
    1:01 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Does he really live in Chapel Hill? I thought he just flew in for games.

    1:04 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    I get it alot of people do it but I still think it is wrong. As a fairly new parent I hate to read these post from “my people” the BBN and think that these are the kind of people who will be molding the society that my children are going to grow up in, it is sad. I just wish that many you had a more positive role model or influence in your life to let you know that there is a better way to live. I still love you all and hope one day you come around. Go CATS.

  36. Dr. Oz
    1:09 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    34. Better marijuana than a real drug, even some legal ones (ahem, alcohol). Never in the history of the world has someone smoked a joint and gone home to beat their wife

  37. Dr. Oz
    1:11 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    36 @ 35. Lo Seinto

  38. 34 is my peep
    1:12 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    I get it you grew up around the old school of Reaganomics. But honestly, we live in a world where its ok to drink and go beat your wife, but its not OK to smoke (or however it is people use the herb) and just relax and think consciously and freely. Look at Tyron Mathieu from LSU. Hes the best prospect in the country, nicknamed Honey Badger and everybody’s fav college football player to watch. He smokes and gets blasted and people act like hes not the same player. Michael Phelps gets caught smoking, loses some endorsements and is the greatest Olympian ever….

  39. DEASY
    1:12 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    34.) What is the difference between smoking pot and everything else in the world? I personally don’t smoke at all but to lock a kid up or take basketball from him over something that 90% of the rest of the student body is involved in is completely ridiculous. A more positive role model? Like who? The acid droppers of the 1960’s? Is that who molded your generation? Get a life. The fact that marijuana is an illegal substance is a complete joke in the first place and it’s use has nothing to do with morality or the molding society.

  40. capnmonkey
    1:13 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    20.) EPIC. So excited for the next time I meet a horticulturalist.

  41. Jeffersons lil brother
    1:19 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Na man he lives here.

  42. 311
    1:23 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Who’s got the herb?

    PJ Hairston: I do

  43. Han
    1:23 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    As long as he wasn’t driving high, I don’t care if he had pot. It’s retarded how we handle that drug.

    Driving without a license is notable, though. Has he never gotten one, fail to renew, or did he lose it?

  44. Logic
    1:25 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Many of you can debate pot or driving without a license all you want. But whether it’s a speeding violation or first degree murder, it’s all in the books as a CRIME effective this date and time. I don’t agree with all crimes in the books either but if ya do the crime small or large, you pay the penalty. Period!

  45. 34 says
    1:25 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Why am I getting blasted for quoting Fast Times at Ridgemont High when it is 35 everyone is mad at?
    Now, on to quote Hot Shots. “Why are you mad at me, he’s the one that ate your father?”

  46. Wermhat's wormhat
    1:26 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    43. I agree, driving without a license was the most significant thing here. I have more of a problem with that that the pot

  47. Austin from BG
    1:27 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    If our players like to party a little bit, I don’t mind one bit. I know Ryan “Rat” Lemond would mind.

  48. Delk for 3
    1:27 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    While many kids smoke pot, it still doesn’t mean they should be doing it. Regardless of what the potheads say, weed is still a drug that isn’t good for you. Nearly all drug addicts start by smoking weed.

  49. Karen
    1:27 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    44, bottom line you are correct.

  50. DEASY
    1:27 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    I think 44.) is a cop. Be careful.

  51. Karen
    1:28 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    7, ridge that will happen haha

  52. jj
    1:29 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    lol at the people that still believe pot is bad for you. Let me ask you this, have you even tried pot? If you have you’d know that it isn’t a gateway drug, it might be the gateway to fridge, but thats it.

  53. Karen
    1:29 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    50, if he is or isn’t, the truth is there and it’s how we live in America until a law is changed. Deal with it. You too PJ

  54. nemov
    1:30 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    8, The “not good at all” team made the tourney and didn’t lose in the NIT First Round.

  55. DEASY
    1:32 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    53.) LOL.

  56. nemov
    1:32 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    I can’t imagine Hairston will be kicked off the team. Probably miss a few games. Seems like a complete waste of time and money arresting people for possession anymore.

  57. Wermhat's wormhat
    1:32 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    44. Our laws, more or less, are a reflection of our cultural views. If it becomes apparent that the public no longer agrees with a law we have the right to protest, assemble, and write congress to get that law changed to one more reflective of our society and beliefs. Just because something is a law doesn’t make it right. Don’t be a sheeple. Let there be change

  58. Karen
    1:33 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    56, see 44.

  59. Karen
    1:33 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    57, well, it’s not apparent yet and the law is still there. Move along.

  60. Karen
    1:35 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Spitting on a sidewalk is against the law and stupid. If I get caught doing it, I pay the penalty.

  61. nemov
    1:36 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    58… That doesn’t change the fact that it’s a complete waste of time and money. Thanks though.

  62. Glenn
    1:36 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    All of the law is the law people, don’t you find it a little odd that the land of the free has the highest percentage of it’s population behind bars on the planet?

  63. DEASY
    1:37 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    60.) I think you might be stupid.

  64. Wermhat's wormhat
    1:37 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    59. 19 states and counting would disagree with you

  65. Karen
    1:38 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    61, it’s a checkpoint. The cops are there “checking”. They could check for seat belts, DUI, whatever. They are there as part of a plan and is of no more cost than sitting at a curb running radar. It’s their job. They probably don’t think it’s high prioroty either but its the job. whewww.

  66. Karen
    1:38 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    63, coming from you, I understand.

  67. Karen
    1:39 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    64, but North Carolina isn’t one of them. Next?

  68. nemov
    1:39 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    65 I guess you’re unfamiliar with the concept of opportunity cost? Time spent arrested people with pot takes away from time spent arresting murderers.

  69. nemov
    1:41 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Karen is proof that some people still believe prohibition is okay as long as it’s the law of the land.

  70. Karen
    1:41 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    65, no — it’s a matter of placing attention in all area’s where violations occur. That is why Police depts have depts with many officers and detectives. if your son or daughter is ever hit by a driver with no license or under the influence, check back with us then on your feelings.

  71. Karen
    1:42 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    69, eyes of the beholder my friend. Laws have and will always make people uncomfortable. Obide by them and it minimizes your concerns.

  72. Statistics
    1:43 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    97% of the statistics on this page were made up

  73. DEASY
    1:43 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    62.) The reason we have so many people behind bars is because we arrest folks for things like “posession of a small amount of marijuana”. Arresting users is never the answer. Our entire drug policy as a nation is flawed, along with the penal system. My point is simply this, everyone around PJ Hairston is probably not committing murders. However, they probably are smoking marijuana. Punishing someone for something that is widely accepted (especially by his peers) in society is dumb, and the people who believe that is the solution to the problem are dumb. The kid made a mistake driving without his license, but to crucify him and talk about how his NBA career might be in jeopardy? Are we all in kindergarten?

  74. Karen
    1:44 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    In post 70, I was talking to nemov. I incorrectly put the wrong comment #.

  75. Wermhat's wormhat
    1:44 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Well, I’m gonna rip this zong a few times and chill out. I bid you adieu, all.

  76. J in Orlando
    1:44 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    As punishment, Hairston will have to take the UNC drug course….aaaaaand, he’s done.

  77. DEASY
    1:45 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    And following the law blindly no matter what it says is also dumb.

  78. Karen
    1:46 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    73, no one is crucifying him. Good God. We all make mistakes. But he has to pay the penalty like we all do when we make mistakes. he will have his day in court and he won’t be fined much.

    As with the relationship to “murders” — see my #70 comment.

  79. Glenn
    1:47 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    73. I’m pretty sure we were saying the same thing. I think it is absolutely insane myself.

  80. Statistics
    1:47 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Haha especially Dr. Kush’s anecdote. Troll.

  81. Karen
    1:48 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    77, you don’t follow it blindly. You are so off base. You follow it and when there is time for you to get on a soapbox for a particular one you disagree with, do so. There are steps to try and change a law. In the meantime, obey them or face the consequences. Its very simple.

  82. Glenn
    1:48 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Karen, can I please have a comment from you on post 62.

  83. DEASY
    1:49 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    78.) It’s a law so he should face the penalty is the most simple-minded viewpoint a person has ever had on anything ever.

  84. Karen
    1:50 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    82, with freedom comes responsibility. Some have it and many don’t. Freedom permits choices. It really isn’t surprising to me that many are behind bars. Although I’m not sure of the number.

  85. Karen's #1 Fan
    1:51 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    WOOOOO! Big K on the offensive!!

  86. I'm With Karen
    1:51 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t back down Karen, you are spot on. Brain cells are wasted and that causes a greater reaction time and so on. I don’t want my children near that at all.”POINT BLANK” “PERIOD”

  87. Karen's #1 Fan
    1:52 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Bringin out the spider man quotes…SOLID.

  88. Karen
    1:52 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    83, ok we will agree to disagree. But it appears you are searching for something like a unseen vision for people to get behind (almost like a 60’s revolution). I think that is great to have a vision. But it’s very black and white why laws exist. Don’t break them. I don’t know really what you are looking for except to be aggravated someone is quoting logic.

  89. BPM
    1:53 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Is spitting on the sidewalk really against the law?

  90. DEASY
    1:54 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    86.) Jesus H. Christ. Do you have any idea how many things in our daily lives “kill brain cells”? Everything. Everything kills brain cells. And I would argue that to play basketball on the level that PJ Hairston does, his reaction time and reflexes are fine.

  91. Glenn
    1:54 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    84. Fair enough. I’ll just say that one person’s responsibility is another person’s the government should stay out of our personal lives. If you harm someone else I get it, if you harm yourself they should stay out of it.

  92. Karen
    1:54 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    I have to run guys. We are all still Big Blue Nation and that is what counts! Bye!!

  93. Easy "E"
    1:54 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    #89 It sure is, in almost any town.

  94. Karen's #1 Fan
    1:56 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Keep on keepin’ on Karen. Someone needs throw that damned California in jail, breaking the federal law all willy nilly and giving everyone else the bright idea

  95. DEASY
    1:56 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    88.) My whole point is this should not in any way affect his basketball career. It’s insignificant. People blow things like this completely out of proportion.

  96. GoodLordy
    1:56 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    I bet Karen is the lamest person in the world. Hanging out w her can’t be fun. But hey, it’s probably safe!

  97. GoodLordy
    1:57 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Karen had to go bc she had an arrest to make. She’s probably a cop sitting at a check point, typing comments on here in between cars.

  98. Karen's #1 Fan
    1:59 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Karen owned your asses

  99. Jules Camara
    1:59 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    PJ, I told you to hide in the backseat

  100. Hear This Now
    2:00 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    #90 Yes let the kid play ball, but bust his rear-end over what he did. It is the law now to not have it in your posession. Just let him know he broke the law. Probation with the law for awhile and not charge him now is fine. Get caught again in the next year with the drugs, then fine him and about 3 months of jail time ought to do the trick.

  101. DEASY
    2:03 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink


  102. Dr. Oz
    2:04 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    100. Karen? are you there?

  103. Karen's #1 Fan
    2:06 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    My mother was captured in Rio de Janeiro and sold into slavery. Thanks for the reminder. Dick.

  104. Greyhound
    2:06 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Throw him under the bus. I repeat, Throw him under the bus.

  105. Dr. No
    2:08 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Karen is gone, I’m just taking her place. Kare > Dr. Oz Like #98 said ^.

  106. cdc_uky
    2:09 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    To each, his own. Smoke up PJ and now live with the consequences since you got caught. Whether the law makes sense or not, he knew getting caught was a possibility and decided to put himself in that situation anyway.

    I think pot should be legal but that doesn’t make his dumb ass decision any better. If you are fortunate enough to have the ability to play college/NBA sports, then don’t blow it for weed!

    The bigger issue here is that half of these guys in the NBA can’t put a sentence together. They make millions while hard working people scrape…most are smarter and give more back to society…… who cares who smokes pot.

    This f’up is about to make more money in a year then most will make in their lifetimes.

  107. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    2:10 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Marijuana is not a drug.


  108. Aaron Craft's Rosacea
    2:12 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Karen I’m having a party tonight. You want to come over and bob for apples and play pin the tail on the donkey? I’m making punch too (non-alcoholic of course).

  109. Hey You
    2:19 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    As #98 said, I’ve already owned your — you don’t want me to punch your —, never mind your not worth my time.

  110. Dr Kush
    2:20 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    80) please tell me how I am a troll? I gave a simple comment that said a friend of mine in med school stated his fellow classmates all smoke weed. And for all of you saying pot is bad for you, if its consumed or vaporized it actually is THE most medicinal plant there is! If you are not closed minded and just a complete sheeple to the public and to our generation to further advance our views on medicine and cures for diseases like cancer. Or we can all just go run a mile like most and maybe all that money that goes towards research (that the American cancer society waste on chemo and chemically made drugs that do not work) will do something besides triple the growth of cancer since the late 70s….

  111. Karen Sucks
    2:21 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Karen and Ryan Lemond would make a great couple. Uphold that law snitches!!!!!!!!

  112. Laker Cat 18
    2:23 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    10. Will Graves was a 3-star. PJ Hairston is a 5-star. That’s your difference. Hairston will suit of next season for UNC.

  113. A Little Information
    2:24 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    #110 I do not believe that there will ever be a drug or medicine to cure cancer. Not that I am shallow minded or anything, but to many $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ involved to have a cancer cure. I wish they could find a cure. A doctor told me that there was a cure now but it will never be introduced to the public because of the money involved.

  114. twnky
    2:27 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    I love that fact that people say that weed is a gateway drug. I would bet a very large percentage of people who somke weed, drank alcohol prior to trying weed. If anything is a “gateway drug” its the booze. BTW Karen chill out. Maybe take a rip or two???

  115. Big Ed
    2:29 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Let’s look at this from a legal point. Marijuana is against the law. Driving without a drivers license is against the law. These offenses show a lack of judgement and disrespect to the UNC family. Suppend him for the fall semester, place him on probation for the rest of his college career and subject him to 250 hours of monitored community service.

  116. Dr Kush
    2:30 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    113) You are correct that there will never be a cure to the public! The cancer society makes billions of dollars a year off the pharmaceutical drugs like chemo which harms your immune system and destroys not only the bad cancerous cells but the good ones to further fight off harmful substances in the body. If the disease was cured then there goes billions and billions of dollars down the drain! To get info on cures to cancer research info about a guy named Rick Simpson. Also how high doses of vitamin C and other NATURAL medicines can cure and reverse this disease. Guy named DR Leonard Coldwell also has very very good info on how to cure and reverse cancer and other diseases…

  117. me
    2:45 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    #44 and others – The legal system is complicated with lots of degree and variations. For example – basic speeding is not a “crime” in most jurisdictions. In North Carolina specifically, you have to be cited for speeding more than 15 over the limit and/or at more than 80mph before it is classified as a “crime” (a class 2 misdemeanor, specifically.

  118. Roy Williams
    2:48 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    ALL#’s PJ Hairston will be tried and then kicked of my team until I can prove it was the Cameron Crazies fault. I will personally see to it that his stash of weed is removed and placed in Dean Smith’s casket, God rest his soul. Personally, I must stand up to PJ and release him, munchie cravings and all. This could have been a great year of Tar Hill basketball. I blame myself for not landing Andrew Wiggins. I wouldn’t let our team do a Harlem Shake video. Sorry team. I am not hiding the bag of weed in the casket, I’ve changed my mind. Instead, I think we will save some and serve it in brownies in the locker room on game day this year. Something has to work to get these boys playing Carolina bball. I miss Kansas.

  119. A Little Information
    2:49 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    To have a cure for this disease and not to use it for folks battling cancer is sad. All the pain and suffering that comes with this disease until death is atrocious. The money generated by all that support the American Cancer Society and different other charitable organizations to help find a cure is amazing. Would we be better off to close our wallets to these? I don’t know, but I know probably 100% of the folks in the United States has given for this purpose, a cure. How many jobs would it effect if a cure was available. “BUNCHES” It’s sad and I mean very sad if there is a cure out there and we are not using it. Just my opinion, and everbody has one. Have a good day!!!

  120. Soapbox
    2:52 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    This is what I would have expected given our state’s production of the subtance in question. Not sure why you guys were so disgruntled about’s Karen’s comments. Look, I couldn’t care less if weed was legalized or not as long as it was subject to the same taxes, laws and regulations as legal recreational substances like alcohol and cigarettes. However, in many places (NC included) this is currently against the law. The laws on the books are the only mechanism we currently have to model what is acceptable vs. what is not. What all of you are suggesting, is that some laws are OK to follow and others are not based on your own personal moral compass and evaluation. This enters a very dangerous gray area. Would you rather have a uniform code of laws that are consistently applied most of the time, or allow the law to be whatever the individual finds just? If a large percentage of the population sees a law outdated, it is called activism which you are seeing taking place with respect to this very issue. But until such time that it is changed, the law should be followed.

  121. D
    2:55 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    And you don’t think UK players smoke weed?!?! LOL

  122. Soapbox
    2:58 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Admit it, the same people on here saying he shouldn’t have to follow the law would be the same ones that would be ready to chase Cal out of town with a pitchfork if he caused our program to be hit with sanctions for only following the NCAA rules that he considered to have merit.

  123. Now there's an Idea
    3:01 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Three points:
    Yes, there are cures out there. TO release them would cost pharma co’s billions.
    Two, too bad we can’t drug test the student athletes. Make it part of the scholarship.
    Three, It’s not just UK basketball players that smoke weed. You can go thru the entire athletic dept. Make that any school’s athletic department. Swimming, tennis, golf, football, gymnastics, etc.

  124. Should my dad be in jail?
    3:04 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Let me first say that I have never wanted for anything in my life. Was never close to being denied a meal, Christmas was always a bonanza… I never needed anything. Having said that, the person that provided that to me is a compulsive felon. He enjoys betting on NFL games but does not live in Vegas, which is the only place where you can legally bet on NFL games. He got together with a group of friends and made up their own betting system. They would bet like in Vegas and pay the vig. At the end of the year they would take everyone’s loses and divide by the number of guys in the pool and you would get that taken off your loses or added to your wins. My point is that this is a felony. Betting om NFL games outside of Vegas is a felony. I would estimate that he has committed close to 10,000 felonies since I’ve been born. My point is that a lot of you I think feel that he should be in jail even though I couldn’t ask for any more in a father. Should he be behind bars for his 10,000 felonies?

  125. Box of Soap
    3:08 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    #120 Next time you cross the street that is not at a designated cross walk then you have to come off your soapbox. There are hundreds of laws that even police officers will tell you are outdated and more harmful if enforced. This country was founded on free thinkers and now its mostly judgemental robots like yourself.

  126. Clark
    3:13 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Karen’s point of view is that of a mindless drone. Even worse, she parades her opinion in a veil of supremacy and presents it as fact for the greater good. The reality is, her mindset to blindly follow any law handed down to the public is the gateway to a large scale tragedy like the holocaust.

  127. brain
    3:18 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    The Dude abides.

  128. Karen Retort
    3:20 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    #126. Karen was spot on! You don’t even know her POV. You can’t really say she is a drone. She basically said…follow the law. You may not agree with it. If you don’t, do something about it and get it changed. That’s what being in a free country is all about. It looks like you had a “word bingo” game going today… “supremacy”, “tragedy”, and the winner, “holocaust”. Clark pleeease, to liken her mindest to a tragedy like the holocaust is preposterous!! BINGO! I win! LOL

  129. YouPeopleAreCrazy
    3:23 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Driving without a license, driving under the influence and not going to class! Does nothing matter to that wine and cheese crowd in Chapel Hill! Next thing you know they’ll be kicking Presbeterians out of games

  130. Linda Taylor
    3:33 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    113, 116 – I understand that you are into natural cures and whatever but to make blanket statements about cancer treatments like you are doing is simply inaccurate. In 1998 I watched our Cats win the National Championship while sitting next to my husband’s bed in the Markey Cancer Center after he had received his first intra-arterial chemotherapy injection after he had already endured 5 weeks of twice-a-day radiation. He still had one more week of radiation to go and another chemo a week later followed by a radical neck dissection surgery two months later. All biopsies taken during the surgery indicated the radiation and chemo had destroyed the cancer. Not one cancer cell was found alive. He has not had any recurrence of the cancer and is considered “cured”. He would have only lived 6-12 months had he not undergone the grueling treatment regimen. I also personally know of people who have gone to other countries seeking natural cures for their cancer who have sadly perished quickly. Cancer is not one disease but many that we call by one name. It is wise for anyone who is diagnosed with a cancer to avail themselves of as much knowledge as possible about their particular disease in order to make the best decision for their own treatment and to understand the ramifications of that treatment.

  131. Clark
    3:57 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    128- You’re right. But to assume that Karen is a woman goes to show how close minded you are. We have no evidence to suggest that Karen is a woman. If you’re willing to make this assumption, how can anyone know you’re not making other radically poor decisions, like disagreeing with me.

  132. BlueLionKingX8
    4:06 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Laws are made to be broken, Nevertheless penalties ALWAYS apply…..mainly for economic reasons to fund the constitution but that doesn’t mean that the particular violation or crime/punishment is LOGICAL!!!!!! BEFORE SLAVERY WAS ABOLISHED IN 1863 BLACKS WASN’T ALLOWED OUTSIDE PAST DARK OR TO EVEN LOOK AT A WHITE PERSON IN THE EYE….IT WAS AGAINST THE “LAW”….smh….as a African american man….If I want to smoke pot then by god im going to smoke pot!!!! Its sad that people still are willing to HANG others for the sake of the “LAW”

  133. Oldman
    4:29 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Back to subject at hand. From an old codger 75 years old, but with a good memory!
    While players in the Dean Dome have always gotten a pass (no pun), Jim Valvano was crucified during his tenure as coach for the Pack in the 1980’s. Most of you probably not born then, thus unaware. The most voracious were the UNC fans.

    Six separate entities investigated Valvano and the NC State basketball program including the NCAA. None of them found any recruiting or financial improprieties. However, a school investigation revealed that Valvano’s student athletes did not perform well in the classroom, as only 11 of the players he coached prior to 1988 had maintained an average of C or better.

    Holy Crap. Does that rank up there with the recent scandals in D.C.?

  134. Ridge Runner
    4:49 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Getting to what is a priority…

    130, Linda I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Seriously, I can’t imagine. Time has passed I understand but not the pain.

  135. Ridge Runner
    4:53 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    130, I’m sorry I didn’t mean loss in the way it sounded as he is still alive. I meant it as time away from life as we/you knew it to care for him. I should have clarified. My apologies.

  136. barn
    4:55 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    karen sounds like someone who considers itself to be a all knowing, condescending professional manipulator of our rules of the land. in other words: a bottom feeder more commonly called a lawyer.

  137. Glenn
    5:05 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone with thoughts on post 124? My relationship with my father lies in the balance of what everyone thinks.

  138. Not Gay
    5:24 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    All of you all are gay. You’re innocent until proven guilty. PJ smoked pot, got caught and is now a criminal (like most UNC and DUKE players). Nuff said.

  139. VinnyCent
    5:50 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Im loving all this pro-marijuana talk on KSR. Where my UKent?

  140. The Joke was on us
    6:28 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    137 your father didn’t brake any laws. It’s not illegal unless the house takes a cut. By what you said that didn’t happen so it is legal in Kentucky. Just saying!

  141. Glenn
    6:46 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    140 Glad to know my father isn’t a criminal. The funny thing is that he still thinks he is and I wasn’t smart enough to correct him. My point being is that all laws aren’t created equally. I was going to love my father either way as long as he doesn’t harm another human being.

  142. Glenn
    7:03 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    By the way, even if what my dad did isn’t illegal, you really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really better trust the other people in the pool with you. My dad’s other felony was that he was a bookie back in the 40’s and a bookie that won’t break legs if you don’t pay isn’t a very good bookie.

  143. Mick Gruff
    7:07 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    P.J. “Puffn Joints” Hairston.

  144. The jokes on us
    7:23 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Big deal the kid smoked a little grass, hope he learns from this and moves on. It’s just a shame how the media leads off like the kid got caught with OxyContin or something in the headlines then you read on and see its just weed.

  145. Linda Taylor
    7:56 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Ridge Runner – Thanks, but what I have gone through pales in comparison to what my husband has endured. Please say a prayer for him as he sees his oral surgeon next week to see if he can keep putting off jaw reconstruction surgery. The radiation killed the cancer but also killed his jawbone too and the titanium bar holding it together won’t last much longer. The doctors can’t believe it’s lasted as long as it has.

  146. Dane Cook
    8:15 pm June 6, 2013 Permalink

    Karen is such a douche bag

  147. Hacksaw
    9:14 pm June 7, 2013 Permalink

    To Everyone- The reality is that he not only had the dope but he was also carrying extra baggies, which means they were selling . The most important fact was that he was also carrying a 9mm which means he might have the ability to kill someone.The Police report has been released and this is much more than just some guys smoking dope . I live in Raleigh and I can tell you that the area he was pulled over you would not go there in the middle of the day.