UNC guard P.J. Hairston was arrested for possession of marijuana and driving without a license in Durham on Wednesday night, according to local reports. The university is aware of the arrest, a spokesman told ABC11:
"We are aware of the situation involving one of our athletes," UNC Senior Associate Athletic Director for Communications Steve Kirschner said. "We are still gathering information and may comment further later."
Hairston was stopped at a license check along with two other men near downtown Durham. It remains to be seen how the university and/or men's head basketball coach Roy Williams will respond.
Hairston led the Tar Heels in scoring last season, averaging 14.6 points in 23.6 minutes per game. He was considered a flight risk to the NBA after UNC got knocked of the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament by No. 1 seed Kansas. Hairston announced in April that he would return for his junior year, however.