Hairston Charges Dropped, Punishment Still To Come

CHAPEL HILL  – Your local basketball team caught a break late last week, but it’s not out of the woods yet.

According to multiple media reports, the Durham County marijuana possession and driving without a license charges against rising junior star P.J. Hairston have been dropped.

Friday, the charges were dropped because Hairston reportedly received and completed a drug assessment. Upon completion, the state decided not to go further with the charges. Hairston also reportedly presented his current license in order to have the other charge dropped.

A statement last week by Head Coach Roy Williams said that punishment was unclear but that he and Hairston had discussions in which the player “knows he has made serious mistakes and there will be serious consequences as a result.”

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Communications, Steve Kirschner says Roy Williams and UNC Athletics do not currently have a timeline for commenting further on the situation.

P.J. Hairston Arrested On Marijuana Charge

DURHAM – UNC junior P.J. Hairston was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of marijuana.

Hairston and two others, Miykael Faulcon and Carlos Sanford, were stopped at a license check Wednesday night on Holloway Street in Durham. He was also charged with driving without a license and was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. The two other men were also found in possession of marijuana.

UNC Senior Associate A.D. Steve Kirschner said the University and Head Coach Roy Williams will release a statement when enough information has been gathered.

Hairston is already due in court in Durham on August 2 for a pending speeding charge. He decided to pass up the NBA draft this year after leading North Carolina in scoring.