As we have watched the UNC Scandal begin with some tweets that Marvin Austin thought were harmless and saw it morph into rogue academic problems, rogue agents and runners, rogue this, and rogue that, one thing that wasn’t really discussed much was how much did this cost (and was any tax payer money used). Well, […]
We wanted to make sure that you good folks knew about the newest developments on PJ Hairston’s excellent adventure to Durham and had a place to voice your thoughts on the matter.Â You can refresh a little by reading this quick piece…
According to police, Hairston was stopped at an intersection for a license check at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday. He and two other passengers face misdemeanor drug charges. Hairston also was charged with driving without a license.
“Coach Williams and (director of athletics) Bubba Cunningham are aware of a situation that took place last evening with P.J. Hairston,” UNC senior associate athletic director for communications Steve Kirschner said in a statement. “We’re currently looking into it to gather the facts. We will issue a statement when we have enough information to do so.”
Now, the bold that highlights that last sentence of that first quoted paragraph was added by me for two reasons.Â But we’ll get to that in a minute.
Also found at the scene (besides a buttload of weed…but again, we’re getting to that) was a 9mm handgun with ammunition. Â I’m presuming that means it was loaded, but who knows?Â Maybe whoever put it there also left a box of ammo for whomever might happen by.Â I mean it is Durham, after all (and before anyone blasts me, my whole family hails from Durham, so I’m allowed to say that).
Thus far neither PJ nor any of his cohorts have been charged with that particular little beauty.Â The gun was found outside of the car incidentally, so the presumption is that someone from the car tossed it.Â But who that was exactly has yet to be determined by Durham’s finest.
Now, back to that bold sentence above…well almost.Â First, a couple of tweets.
This first was tweeted by Derek Rowles of ABC11 just after the police report of this incident was filed earlier…
@DerekRowles – More #Hairston — just filed PD report — Sezied: plastic baggies, 9mm handgun, ammunition, car rental agreement for 2013 Yukon. #ABC11
This next was tweeted by Will Brinson of CBSSports.com a short time later…
Felony marijuana poss in NC is 42.52g. Maybe interesting/lucky police report has 41.1g and 2.1g separate for PJH et al
Now I’m not saying anything fishy is going on here with the way the weight was charged.Â In fact it’s very possible that Mr. Hairston was carrying 41.1g on his person while his friend was carrying 2.1g.Â So no problem there.Â But wait….
Now we turn back to that bold sentence, along with the totality of these tweets.
First of all, the part about misdemeanor drug possession.Â We’ve already covered the total weight issue of course.Â But what about the part of that first tweet that says “baggies” were among the items seized?Â That leads one to believe that perhaps Mr. Hairston was slinging, no?Â Is this possibility even being investigated?Â I’d presume not since he’s already been charged with the misdemeanor.
Next, we come to the part about the driver’s license.Â Mr. Hairston apparently doesn’t have one that’s currently valid.Â So then, how did he rent that vehicle?
Oh I forgot, he’s only 20, so he can’t rent a vehicle anyway.Â Which begs the question….
Whose name is on that rental agreement?
There are already rumors flying about this incidentally.Â I won’t further them here, but I will say this…