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PJ Hairston Could Learn From The Bobby Phills Story

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Outside of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin and Aaron Hernandez being accused of murder, one of the biggest stories in ACC country is the legal issues involving University of North Carolina Tar Heel basketball player, PJ Hairston.
 
 
 
 
 
By now we all know the story, the university of North Carolina suspended leading scorer PJ Hairston from the basketball team on Sunday night, hours after state police pulled him over for driving 93 mph in a 65 mph zone.
 
 
 
 
The junior guard's indefinite suspension has many wondering if the UNC basketball program should just rid themselves of this troubled young man.
 
 
 
Hairston, who was driving a 2008 Acura, was cited and released, and faces an August 30 court date in Rowan County, NC.
 
 
 
 
Hairston previously was cited for speeding in a 2012 Camaro on May 13 in a vehicle that was rented under a woman's name sharing the home address of Haydn Patrick "Fats" Thomas, a convicted felon.
 
 
 
 
Thomas' name also appears on rental records for the 2013 GMC Yukon that Hairston was driving on June 5 when he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving without a license at a checkpoint in Durham, N.C.
 
 
 
 
On July 19, Prosecutors dismissed the June charges after Hairston produced proof he had a driver's license and had completed a drug assessment program, Elizabeth Tapley with the Durham County clerk of court's office said last week.
 
 
 
 
I realize everyone has their own opinions on what UNC head basketball coach, Roy Williams, should or shouldn’t do about PJ Hairston. One thing that he could do is tell him the story about former NBA, Charlotte Hornet basketball star, the late Bobby Phills.
 
 
 
 
Hairston was probably around 6 or 7 years old at the time and doesn’t even remember Bobby Phills, but Roy Williams or anyone else who does, could tell this young man about this tragedy.
 
 
 
 
On January 12, 2000, Phills, at the age of 30, was killed in an automobile accident in Charlotte, NC. Phills was traveling behind teammate David Wesley at over 75 mph in a 45 mph zone when his Porsche 993 spun and crossed into oncoming traffic.
 
 
 
 
It hit another car, which in turn was struck in the rear by a minivan. The drivers of the other two vehicles recovered, while Phills was pronounced dead at the scene. A police report said Phills and Wesley were driving "in an erratic, reckless, careless, in a negligent or aggressive manner." Wesley later was convicted of reckless driving after being cleared of a racing charge. Phills was survived by his parents, his wife Kendall, and three children.
 
 
 
 
Bobby Phills negligent act didn’t only affect him; it affected two other drivers, his teammates, fans and most of all his family.
 
 
 
 
Whether PJ Hairston remains a member of the University of North Carolina basketball team or not; He could learn a lot from this story because the latest incident involving him over the weekend in Rowan County, NC could have very well ended his life as well as the life of others.
 
 
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