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UNC athletic tutor resigns over PJ Hairston reinstatement

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11:20 AM ET 10.06 | When Roy Williams announced he intended to suspend guard P.J. Hairston to start the season rather than dismissing him entirely, not everyone at North Carolina supported the coach's decision. In fact, one university employee has apparently gone so far as to quit his job in protest of it. Jack Halperin, a longtime academic tutor for North Carolina's athletic department, wrote an open resignation letter to Williams that appeared in Friday's edition of the Daily Tar Heel. Halperin is apparently furious Hairston will play for the Tar Heels this season despite offseason arrests for reckless driving and speeding, including one in which police allegedly found marijuana inside the rental car Hairston was driving and a nine-millimeter gun and nine rounds of ammunition outside it.

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October 6, 2013  11:28 AM ET

Arrested for reckless driving with marijuana and a gun found in the car ... and he's still on the team?

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October 6, 2013  12:09 PM ET

Wait ... PJ Hairston is a shooting guard. That explains the 9mm they found in his car.

October 6, 2013  12:15 PM ET
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Arrested for reckless driving with marijuana and a gun found in the car ... and he's still on the team?

The question should be directed at the President of the University. How is he still enrolled there? The option should never be left up to a coach, they find a reason to keep and play the kid 99% of the time as long as he is a very good player.

October 6, 2013  12:27 PM ET

P.J. was just pretending that he was in the SEC.

October 6, 2013  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Wait ... PJ Hairston is a shooting guard. That explains the 9mm they found in his car.

;-)

October 6, 2013  01:08 PM ET

UNC, a bastion of honor.

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October 6, 2013  05:36 PM ET
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P.J. was just pretending that he was in the SEC.

Or playing for Oklahoma with Brian Bosworth......

October 6, 2013  06:50 PM ET

Yea but you should see his crossover.

October 6, 2013  10:29 PM ET

wow, a show of integrity in todays college athletics. i applaud the tutor.

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