CBS Sports- P.J. Hairston’s midweek drug arrest now appears worse than it inititally did because the Durham Police Department has confirmed to CBSSports.com that a gun was found outside of the North Carolina standout’s vehicle. This was first reported by 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. Hairston averaged a team-leading 14.6 points per game last season for the Tar Heels.
How stupid do you have to be if you’re P.J. Hairston? And yes that’s a rhetorical question because the answer is “Really fucking stupid.” I’m not knocking him for smoking weed. He’s a college athlete stuck in Chapel Hill for the summer so that’s kind of a foregone conclusion as far as I’m concerned. But if you’re the leading scorer on one of the top teams in the country and you decide to get into a car knowing there’s a gun and half an ounce inside you’re asking to get fucked. Simple as that. And don’t try to tell me he didn’t know what the deal was. Anyone who tries to pull the “Maybe he didn’t know” card is as clueless as Hairston himself. I’ve watched enough episodes of Cops to know that if you don’t know the people you’re driving around in your car then they probably have drugs and weapons, and if you do know the people you’re driving around in your car then you’ll have a pretty good idea of whether or not they have drugs or weapons on them before they get in. Either way it looks like PJ might be in a little bit of trouble. Bet he wishes he could go back to the days where his biggest problem was Duke spelling his name wrong on recruiting letters.