P.J. Hairston returns to practice, issues apology


P.J. Hairston when he played for UNC.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — “I will do whatever I can to regain your faith in me and make sure I represent the school and the Tar Heels with respect in the future,” University of North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston said in a statement released Thursday afternoon.

Hairston and head coach Roy Williams were both quoted in the statement, issued on the basketball team’s annual media day, according to WRAL.

Hairston was suspended in July after he racked up three traffic stops and a drug charge. On two occasions, he was driving cars rented by a part promoter, and possible “impermissible benefit” according to NCAA rules.

Williams said Hairston has earned his way back to practice, but he will sit out some games when the season begins Nov. 8.

Read more: WRAL

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