via CBS Sports
The one year of College Basketball that the NBA imposes seems to be implemented for this purpose: Weeding out the character flaws and the bad habits, or even the felonies and misdemeanors. The NBA Board seems to be patting each other on the back and heaving a sigh of relief that this is not their problem. Another prime talent from a prime program has fallen.
per CBS Sports:
P.J. Hairston’s midweek drug arrest now appears worse than it inititally did because the Durham Police Department has confirmed that a gun was found outside of the North Carolina standout’s vehicle, according to a report from ABC11 in Raleigh-Durham.
Hairston was driving a vehicle that was stopped at a license checkpoint Wednesday night. He and both passengers were subsequently charged with marijuana possession, and that seemed to be the end of the story until ABC11 reported Friday morning that police are running forensics on a gun found outside of Hairston’s vehicle, the implication being that somebody in Hairston’s vehicle might’ve tossed the weapon upon approaching the checkpoint. If so, this development would obviously complicate Hairston’s situation.
Keeping a player with a marijuana charge is one thing. Keeping a player with a gun charge is another. “We are still gathering information and may comment further later,” UNC senior associate athletic director for communications Steve Kirschner told CBSSports.com on Thursday. The school has not commented further, as of Friday morning.
Hairston averaged a team-leading 14.6 points per game last season for the Tar Heels.