Hairston’s ‘Rental Car Man’ Loaded with Local Athlete Ties
DURHAM– P. J. Hairston apparently is not the only local high-profile athlete who associated with the Durham man linked to multiple rental cars driven by Hairston himself.
According to WRALSportsFan, Haydn “Fats” Thomas, 39, deleted his Twitter account July 1. But the tweet trails left behind were ripe with arrests, drugs and relationships with big-time athletes.
These connections with athletes from UNC, Duke and other schools have opened the door for the NCAA to potentially investigate whether this man provided impermissible benefits.
An NCAA statement released Monday stated that it “cannot comment on potential investigations.”
Social Media Log:
-On July 26, 2012, a Twitter handle @fats315 posted a photo of former UNC player John Henson on a couch at a club. Henson was picked up by the Milwaukee Bucks just 28 days earlier in the NBA Draft.
-On Nov. 14, 2012, UNC player Leslie McDonald tweeted that “Fats” gave him a phone, which McDonald used.
@Lezz_McDonald2 since when.. I’ll wait..
-A picture taken at Solas in downtown Raleigh dated August 1, 2012 was posted to A.C.T. Productions’ Facebook account and shows Thomas, Henson and McDonald at a “Penthouse Wednesdays” party.
-On January 14, former Ohio State and current Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor retweeted a tweet sent out from a club promoter in Miami that links him and former UNC wide receiver Greg Little, former Riverside High School and current Indianapolis Colts tight end Weslye Saunders with Thomas.
-One tweet, dated March 24, 2012, tags Duke football player Desmond Scott, Thomas and two others. There is a complementary photo of three bottles of alcohol. Scott played for the Blue Devils last season as a senior.