The drama surrounding troubled North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston seemingly has no end.
After multiple run-ins with trouble, Hairston is indefinitely suspended but remains on the roster – a fact that sent one Carolina athletic tutor over the edge. Jack Halperin wrote into the student newspaper The Daily Tar Heel, ripped Roy Williams for letting Hairston continue to stay on the team and then quit his job:
Roy, after 23 years as an academic tutor, and after going through the devastating football scandal, I am resigning in protest of your disgraceful decision to allow P.J. Hairston to remain on the team.
If I were arrested driving with no license, illegal drugs and a gun in a felon’s car, my employment at this University would end immediately.
Hairston’s DTH headline quote was, “I will play this season.” Since when does the criminal decide his fate?
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It’s pretty hard to argue with that reasoning. Sadly, Williams would much rather lose an athletic tutor than his team’s best player.