banner
North Carolina

UNC's Hairston pays fine for last traffic violation

Posted October 16, 2013

University of North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston’s legal troubles are over. Hairston paid the fine and court fee Friday on the last of his outstanding charges from traffic stops over the summer, the Durham district attorney’s office said Wednesday.

On May 13, Hairston was pulled over for speeding in a Chevrolet Camaro. The address on that rental traced back to convicted felon and party promoter Haydn "Fats" Thomas. The court date was pushed back to this past Friday, where Hairston paid a $15 fee for the ticket and $188 in court costs.

On June 5, he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving without a license when he was stopped in a silver Yukon at a checkpoint in Durham.

Durham County prosecutors dismissed those charges on July 22 after Hairston showed proof that he had a driver's license and had completed a drug assessment program.

Hairston was cited in July with speeding and careless and reckless driving. First Sgt. Jeff Gordon, with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, said Hairston was driving 93 mph in a 65 mph zone on southbound Interstate 85 near Salisbury. Hairston pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and paid a fine.  PJ Hairston "GRIND" tweet Hairston returns to practice, issues apology

North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams suspended the Tar Heels’ leading scorer following his third arrest. Williams said Hairston has earned his way back to practice, but he will sit out some games when the season begins Nov. 8. The number of games has yet to be determined. 

"He knows he made a series of mistakes and understands very clearly that he embarrassed his family, our program and the university," Williams said in the statement.

46 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • GK N.Ral Oct 18, 2013

    I wonder who gave him the money? Roy? Bubba? Alum?

  • heelsforever Oct 17, 2013

    View quoted thread



    Yeah right, I've none at least two people who lost their license for multiple DUI's and NEITHER lost their job.

  • wake_up_jeff_0 Oct 17, 2013

    ALL student athletes get EXTRA benefits!!!! people need to stop this UNC this and UNC that....some just on a higher level that others!

  • LUKECAGE Oct 17, 2013

    If...if...if!!! He's PJ and you're not!!! If you think money and prestige don't make the world go 'round you're sadly mistaken.

  • Mika Oct 17, 2013

    With everything that has transpired with Hairston's police problems, if it had happened to an employee of the school or for that matter anyone of us, we would have been fired by the next day.

  • jdupree Oct 17, 2013

    Just shows UNC is like Marshall football, they will take anyone!

  • Tunaboy Oct 17, 2013

    It will be pure pleasure to watch PJ drop 3's on dook and the aggies

  • heelsforever Oct 17, 2013

    When are they going to write that story about an un-named local player wiping his backside with 20 dollar bills?

  • heelsforever Oct 17, 2013

    View quoted thread



    At the last Rams Club meeting some of us pitched in a buck a piece to help out.

  • williammjohnston Oct 16, 2013

    A good example of how well athletes are treated in our courts and by their attorneys!

More...

 

 

  • Big Ten: Michigan State at Wisconsin

    Today at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Wake Forest at Duke

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Syracuse at NC State

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Big Ten: Michigan State at Wisconsin

    Today at 4:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: Virginia at Syracuse

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 620am

  • NHL Hurricanes at Chicago

    Tomorrow at 8:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: NC State at Clemson

    Tuesday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
6:00pm Tonight
ORL
CHA
5th
PHI 2
UTA 0
 
3rd
CHI 52
LAC 48
 
3:30pm Today
HOU
CLE
6:00pm Tonight
ORL
CHA
6:00pm Tonight
BOS
GSW
6:00pm Tonight
IND
PHI
6:00pm Tonight
SAC
POR
6:30pm Tonight
LAL
OKC
8:00pm Tonight
DEN
NOP
1st
NIAG 14
FAIR 11
 
1st
PETE 23
IONA 23
 
1st
RIDE 7
MAR 11
 
1st
MAN 15
QUIN 15
 
1st
UCONN 16
SMU 10
 
3:00pm Today
CAL
ORST
3:00pm Today
HOU
SFLA
3:30pm Today
PROV
MARQ
4:00pm Today
WISC
MSU
4:30pm Today
MON
SIENA
 
6:30pm Tonight
WAKE
PITT
7:00pm Tonight
STAN
OREG
7:30pm Tonight
OSU
PURD
8:30pm Tonight
COL
ARST
9:30pm Tonight
UCLA
WASU
4:00pm Today
WIN
LOS
5:00pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
5:00pm Tonight
FLA
TAM
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
VAN
STL