P.J. Hairston Does Not Deserve to Ever Wear North Carolina Blue Again

By Anthony Lenahan
P.J. Hairston
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After all of the drama P.J. Hairston caused at the beginning of the summer, he seemed to have been let off the hook when all of his charges were dismissed, except for the charge of driving without a license. North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams had decided to wait until all the information was out before he disciplined Hairston, but with all the charges being dropped, Hairston might not have even been suspended to begin the season.

It seemed to be as if Hairston was going to be given a second chance, but that chance quickly turned right against him. Sunday night he was pulled over for going 28 miles per hour over the speed limit in a 2008 Acura.

Immediately after the University of North Carolina found out about Hairston’s latest mishap, they suspended him indefinitely. Hairston passed on the 2013 NBA Draft to return for a junior year he had hoped to be a memorable one.

Well, it will be a memorable one, but not the way he wanted it to be. It is unknown how long his suspension will be, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if you never see Hairston in a North Carolina uniform again.

He is a great player with a ton of a talent, which he showed towards the end of last season when he shined in the spotlight. He was going to be North Carolina’s top returner and have a chance to have a special season, but during the summer, all he has done has given himself and his University an atrocious reputation.

He has been an embarrassment to the university and their athletic program, and he does not deserve a third chance at playing this season.

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