Current Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:09:31 -0500
Following a citation for reckless driving Sunday afternoon, North Carolina shooting guard P.J. Hairston has been suspended from the team.
In a statement issued by UNC late Sunday night, coach Roy Williams indefinitely suspended the rising junior who averaged 14.6 points last season.
USA Today first reported that Hairston was pulled over by the State Highway Patrol for going 93 mph in a 65 mph zone on southbound I-85 outside of Salisbury on Sunday afternoon.
Hairston’s legal troubles have been well documented this summer, beginning with his June 5 arrest at a Durham checkpoint for driving without a license and possession of marijuana.
Both charges were dropped last week after Hairston presented a valid drivers license and completed an assessment related to his drug charge. After completing the assessment, the state decided not to further pursue the charges.
In a July 15 statement, Williams said Hairston would face “serious consequences.”
“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 in the statement. “Certainly the idea of suspending P.J. has been discussed. However, he is not currently enrolled in summer school, is not practicing with the team and we have no games until November.