North Carolina

Williams: I'm not talking about P.J.

Posted August 14, 2013
Updated August 15, 2013

— North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams joined the Wyndham Championship field Wednesday to participate in the Pro-Am at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro but refused to talk about suspended basketball player P.J. Hairston. Williams participated in the event while speculation swirls about the future of his junior guard.

"I'm not talking about P.J. I've read about it all damn summer," Williams said Wednesday. "I'm tired of reading about it. I'm tired of talking about it."

Roy Williams Williams: I'm not talking about P.J.

Williams suspended his leading scorer July 29 after he notched a third traffic stop in three months. Hairston, 20, was cited with speeding and careless and reckless driving that afternoon. 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.

"It's been a little hectic and some things that make it not as much fun," said Williams. "This is a good release out here getting on the golf course. I've enjoyed the heck out of it today. It's been a hard summer. No question about that."

North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Athletics Department issued a statement saying the suspension was indefinite but will not affect Hairston's scholarship.

On May 13, Hairston was pulled over for speeding in Chevrolet Camaro. The address on that rental traced back to convicted felon and party promoter Haydn "Fats" Thomas.

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. That vehicle was also rented by Thomas.

Those charges against Hairston were dismissed when he obtained and completed a drug assessment, and the state decided not to proceed based on those actions.

"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," Williams said on July 15. "Our basketball program is based on great ideals, and these issues are embarrassing."

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  • heelsforever Aug 15, 2013

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    NO it wasn't proven because no one would talk, but honestly, what do you think really happened in that situation? Be honest now...

  • Hill55 Aug 15, 2013

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  • Hill55 Aug 15, 2013

    Ole Roy is seeing a BIG difference now that they have a Chancellor with a backbone and is OBVIOUSLY making her thoughts known.

  • VT1994Hokie Aug 15, 2013

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    You're darn right! No way most coaches would allow PJ to ever suit up again. Times have definitely changed, and it's win at all costs at UNC. The BOG's, Trustees, leaders of the Faculty, Rams Club people, all leaders, and money givers have missed the entire boat to allow him to play again. Totally disappointed. It isn't fair for all other Universities that try decently well to get it correct with student-athletes in these types of situations. PJ has rubbed it in the face of UNC-CH. Roy. How does it feel? Bubba knows where his bread is buttered too.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again03 Aug 15, 2013

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    "Winning has become more important than character at UNC"

    Yes, that happened about 50-60 years ago.

  • wjuliang Aug 15, 2013

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    Unlike some of your coaches, Roy actually cares about his players. Not justifying any of PJ's boneheaded actions but kicking someone to the curb is no way to treat someone you care about. Kicked off the team maybe but not to the curb.

  • baldchip Aug 15, 2013

    Coach-you should not be talking about him because he should be gone. Winning has become more important than character at UNC.

    PJ would never have played for Dean Smith!!

  • trueblue0100 Aug 15, 2013

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    WHY was your best running back kicked off the team and WHAT has that situation got to do with PJ and UNC? Please explain! Until something CONCRETE is PROVEN concerning the rental cars, the only things pending are the TWO speeding tickets. Everything else at this point is PURELY speculation and supposition unless you KNOW something that the rest of don't know! Please!

    Oh, as you yourself stated, the running back was kicked off the team by the "Student Council" and not the coaches. Which council member's girlfriend was he banging?

  • trueblue0100 Aug 15, 2013

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    And why should he be kicked off the team? What rules have been violated? Did this provide PJ with some monetary gain that only you seem to know about? Right now, the only things pending against him are two speeding tickets. Have you heard something that the rest of us haven't? In the image of that clown TBK, ALL you're doing is speculating and sounding like a bunch ABC fools. This really is none of your business and you should be more concerned about what's happening at Moo U and dook; things like how many sheep and cows were violated over the summer at Moo U or whether the business school at dook is still passing tests around beforehand.

  • Dichotomous Aug 15, 2013

    Well, guess what Roy, we're all getting dam tired of you not being able to reign in the insanity. Go ahead and whine and maybe you'll be the next to go. If you had just kicked P.J. to the curb after the second violation, you wouldn't have to listen to the dam questions.

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