Over the course of the past month or so, the speculation and new details that have emerged concerning a June arrest of North Carolina Tar Heels guard P.J. Hairston have taken center stage and nobody has had any idea what is expected to come from it.
In fact, nobody still knows what will come from it, but at least UNC head coach Roy Williams has finally broken his silence.
On Monday afternoon, Williams released a quick statement, saying, “P.J. and I have had several discussions already and he knows he has made serious mistakes and there will be serious consequences as a result.”
He also said that a suspension is not out of the question and that there are several options of punishment that may stem from Hairston’s off-the-court issues. Hairston has been linked to a few rental vehicles this off-season and he has been arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving without a license. Just last week, reports surfaced that the NCAA would likely get involved soon enough.
In fact, it was reported that Hairston was given a rented vehicle to drive to Atlanta to see friends. That, in turn, could be defined as an impermissible benefit, but it’s best to let Hairston’s legal process sort itself and then we will see if an NCAA investigation surfaces, as well.
At this point though, it’s good that Williams released a statement, but there’s not much that he can do until the legal aspect and any potential NCAA issues pan themselves out.
This is still a matter of wait and see situation for the Tar Heels and Hairston.
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