Williams: 'Wait and see' on Hairston situation
North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams issued his first public comments Monday on the status of leading scorer P.J. Hairston, who was arrested two weeks ago.
"I am waiting until all the facts come in and then I will take care of everything that needs to be taken care of,” Williams told USA Today Sports.
Hairston, a rising junior, was arrested at a license checkpoint in Durham and was charged with possession of marijuana and no operator’s license. Police also found a handgun and nine rounds of ammunition outside the car.
"We are waiting until all the information comes out," Williams said. “The good thing is, I don't have to make a decision right now because we're in summer school, fall semester has not started, basketball has not started.
"We're going to wait and see what happens. I've got some ideas, but right now those ideas are staying in my mind.”
Hairston was driving a rented 2013 GMC Yukon. Police found the rental agreement in the vehicle but have not disclosed who signed for the car.
Hairston, a 20-year-old Greensboro native, led the team with 14.6 points per game this past season.