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Police: No new charges expected for Hairston

Posted July 10, 2013

— Durham Police told WRAL Wednesday they don't anticipate any additional charges against University of North Carolina basketball player P.J. Hairston following his June 5 traffic stop and arrest.

Hairston was charged with marijuana possession and driving without a license after a traffic stop in Durham in early June. A 9-mm handgun and ammunition were also found at the scene but police said they do not expect to file any charges related to the firearm.

"We are not releasing any additional information in regards to this incident," Durham  Public Information Officer Kammie Michael told WRAL. 

UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement Wednesday that the school is "still gathering information" in response to media reports about possible inappropriate conduct by men's basketball player P.J. Hairston. 

Hairston has been pulled over twice in the last three months driving rental vehicles traced to the same Durham address, raising questions about how those cars were paid for.

Durham's Haydn “Fats” Thomas, 39, rented the silver GMC Yukon that Hairston was driving when he was pulled over June 5 and cited for driving without a license and possession of marijuana. In a May 13 stop, Hairston was charged with speeding while driving a vehicle rented by Thomas’ wife Catinia Farrington. Farrington rented the Chevrolet Camaro for 54 days ending June 17, at a cost of $3,249.

Thomas told WRAL Tuesday that he doesn't know what all the fuss is about. Williams, UNC return to court for Late Night Bubba Cunningham releases statement on Hairston case

He said if there was a problem, the NCAA would be knocking at his door and said that hasn't happened. He added that UNC and its athletic department have not contacted him either.

Thomas claimed he lent the vehicles to Miykael Faulcon, a basketball player at Elizabeth City State, and friend of Hairston. If Hairston was driving, it was because Faulcon let him do so, Thomas said. Faulcon was in the Yukon when Hairston was pulled over in Durham. During that stop, police found a half-ounce of marijuana, a 9mm handgun and ammunition in and near the car.

Cunningham did not address specific allegations or even name Hairston Wednesday and said the university will not make a specific comment until it has a "sufficient understanding of the facts involved."

"We are still gathering information, learning information from other sources, and will not comment until we have a firm grasp of each individual situation," he said. "Where the facts show mistakes in judgment and/or actions, Coach (Roy) Williams and I will support the appropriate disciplinary measures." 

Thomas also acknowledged that cars rented in his name were ticketed on the UNC campus, but he again said Faulcon was likely the one on campus.

Thomas has been convicted of at least nine offenses – four of them felonies – in Durham and Wake counties since 2006. Offenses include drug paraphernalia possession, obtaining property by false pretense, carrying of a concealed weapon, possession of stolen goods and printing and spending false money.

But, Thomas said there is nothing criminal, and certainly no NCAA violation, regarding his ties to Hairston or other UNC players like Leslie McDonald or former basketball player John Henson. Thomas says that although he knows Hairston, he really doesn't "know" him. Thomas called their relationship a "passing acquaintance."

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  • Dudeanonymous Jul 12, 8:36 a.m.

    Will Graves got the shaft!!!!

  • WPIDHisSTiLLhere Jul 11, 9:58 p.m.

    #:)

  • The Rameses Ultimatum Jul 11, 9:03 p.m.

    It's poor, poor, "friends" and family.

    #SAC'sJunior

    :)

    — Posted by WPIDHisSTiLLhere

    So where is your son Seaton the Time Felon? Keep smooching the bottoms of my feet there PrincessSAC, it does feel a bit like a massage.

  • WPIDHisSTiLLhere Jul 11, 8:34 p.m.

    It's poor, poor, "friends" and family.

    #SAC'sJunior

    :)

  • The Rameses Ultimatum Jul 11, 8:09 p.m.

    Hello! 25 of the last 35 says how much better chance do we need.

    — Posted by MoDuke v2 is gone

    Yeah, but like Tricky DickNixon, you girlz want someone else to do the dirty work for you. Our... View More

    — Posted by The Rameses Ultimatum

    Either you don't realize how dumb you sound, or you just don't care.

    — Posted by thatrollslayer

    +1

    I'm embarrassed for those close to it.

    honestly.

    :)

    — Posted by WPIDHisSTiLLhere

    Considering your lowly status in life, any "embarrasment" by you is a compliment...just stretch up and kiss my e-feet princessSac.

  • The Rameses Ultimatum Jul 11, 8:02 p.m.

    Buffy, one thing I can say with total confidence, you could care less what happens to UNC as... View More

    — Posted by The Rameses Ultimatum

    Hello! 25 of the last 35 says how much better chance do we need.

    — Posted by MoDuke v2 is gone

    Yeah, but like Tricky DickNixon, you girlz want someone else to do the dirty work for you. Our... View More

    — Posted by The Rameses Ultimatum

    Either you don't realize how dumb you sound, or you just don't care.

    — Posted by thatrollslayer

    Compared to you, my IQ is Stephen Hawkishly superior. All I posted were facts...and all you posted was a cry for the Dr.s ointment hot tub and a long night with Magnus...

  • The Rameses Ultimatum Jul 11, 7:57 p.m.

    Wonder how he will manage his A game with that house arrest ankle bracelet? If he can't be a man... View More

    — Posted by more cowbell

    better than your future troll...

  • 903 PJ trusted Rodney Blackstock Jul 11, 5:50 p.m.

    This is great news and totally unexpected. Roy now has all the facts to discipline Hairston. I... View More

    — Posted by FVHowler

    The Carolina way is all about doing things the right way.

    It is? Then why have they been cheating their *sses off for the last couple decades?

  • FVHowler Jul 11, 5:30 p.m.

    This is great news and totally unexpected. Roy now has all the facts to discipline Hairston. I have no doubt Hairston will receive appropriate punishment from UNC. The Carolina way is all about doing things the right way.

  • early exit Roy Jul 11, 2:59 p.m.

    The behind the scenes begging has worked. I wonder who will be getting some basketball tickets this year.

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