P.J. Hairston pleads guilty to reduced charge
Suspended UNC basketball player P.J. Hairston pleaded guilty to lesser charges Tuesday in a Rowan County traffic case, according to WTVD.
Hairston, North Carolina’s leading scorer, was charged with speeding and reckless driving last month after an officer said he was clocked doing 93 mph in a 65 mph zone.
Through his attorney, Hairston pleaded to 75 in a 65 and “reckless movements” Tuesday. Hairston did not appear in court.
He will pay a $40 fine and court costs.
UNC suspended Hairston indefinitely on July 28, hours after he was stopped on southbound Interstate 85. That marked the third off-court misstep this offseason for the junior, who was cited twice in the span of a month by authorities while driving a rental vehicle linked to a felon.