In the days since sophomore guard P.J. Hairston was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and driving without a license, few details have been released about his case — and even less is known about the potential implications of his arrest.
According to University athletic policy, any arrest of a student athlete will be treated seriously but on a case-by-case basis.
“The student athlete may be immediately suspended from the team, and other disciplinary actions may result,” the policy states.
Forensic testing is currently being done on a gun found outside the vehicle Hairston was driving.
UNC’s athletic department hasn’t released an updated statement, and department spokesman Steve Kirschner said June 12 that there wasn’t a timetable for an update on Hairston. Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham and coach Roy Williams were aware of the situation.