Report: All charges dropped against Tar Heels' Hairston

BY foxsports • July 22, 2013

All charges have been dropped against North Carolina forward P.J. Hairston in connection with a June 5 arrest, according to InsideCarolina.com. But when reached by FOXSportsCarolinas.com, the Durham County court clerk said they could not comment on the situation.

Hairson
was stopped at a license checkpoint on June 5 and he was stopped and
charged with possession of marijuana and for driving without a license.

According
to court records obtained by InsideCarolina.com, "Hairston obtained and
completed a drug assessment and the state decided not to proceed based
on those actions." He also was able to provide his current driver's
license.

The June 5 incident report noted that police seized a
9mm handgun, along with a magazine with nine rounds of ammunition. But
no charges were brought up on the firearm.

Still unresolved is
the matter of the car that Hairston was driving. The 2013 GMC Yukon USA
TODAY first reported that the vehicle was rented by Haydn "Fats" Thomas
of Durham, an ex-convict, from June 2 to June 5 for $1,261.64.

On
May 13, Hairston was cited for speeding in Durham in a 2012 Chevrolet
Camaro that was rented by Catinia Farrington at the same address as
Thomas.

While Hairston has avoided any further legal charges,
there remains the possibility the NCAA could look into his driving these
rented vehicles.

Tar Heels coach Roy Williams released a statement regarding
the Hairston situation, saying in part "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. 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. There are several options available in terms of
discipline, but we are going to wait until the process is complete to
decide on those options."


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