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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - P.J. Hairston
Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston is scheduled to appear in Durham County Court next month on misdemeanor charges of assault and battery following an altercation at a pickup basketball game on Sunday.
Former North Carolina player P.J. Hairston said Friday he will play in the NBA Development League.
North Carolina leading scorer P.J. Hairston and senior Leslie McDonald will miss the second straight game due to NCAA eligibility concerns when the No. 12 Tar Heels play Holy Cross on Friday night.
North Carolina athletic officials have ordered a company that makes designer mouth guards to stop using a Tar Heels basketball player to promote its brand.
A police report says officers seized a 9mm handgun and ammunition when North Carolina's leading scorer last season, P.J. Hairston, was arrested on a marijuana possession charge.
Durham police have charged North Carolina leading scorer P.J. Hairston with marijuana possession following a traffic stop.
Dez Wells led Maryland with 18 points and Nick Faust had 16. The Terrapins missed 20 of 23 attempts from 3-point range.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he's unsure whether sophomore P.J. Hairston will play at No. 1 Indiana on Tuesday night after suffering an injury to his left knee in practice.
Hairston, who practiced with the Hornets on Monday, issued a statement through the team apologizing to the organization and its fans for "creating a distraction."
"As this is now a legal matter, I cannot comment on the situation any further," Hairston said. "I am truly sorry for any embarrassment that I have caused."