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UNC basketball player suspended

By Associated Press
WCTI Staff
Published On: Jul 29 2013 01:33:45 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 29 2013 01:39:40 PM CDT
P.J. Hairston
Chapel Hill -

The car North Carolina leading scorer P.J. Hairston was driving when cited for speeding and reckless driving belongs to a female friend.
   
The Associated Press confirmed Monday the 2008 Acura that Hairston was driving Sunday belongs to Randi Lee Furr, a Charlotte woman whose social media posts indicate she is close friends with the basketball player.
   
A state trooper clocked Hairston driving 93 miles per hour on Interstate 85 near Salisbury. The trooper's citation said the UNC-Chapel Hill player was weaving in and out of heavy traffic.
   
Tar Heels spokesman Steve Kirschner on Sunday announced Hairston's indefinite suspension from the team. It was the latest off-court misstep for Hairston, who was recently cited for traffic violations and marijuana possession while driving rented vehicles provided by a convicted felon.

--- University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams has suspended P.J. Hairston from the basketball team indefinitely. Hairston, a rising junior guard from Greensboro, N.C., received a traffic citation for reckless driving Sunday afternoon.

 

Hairston averaged 14.6 points in 34 games as a sophomore last season.