Written By Eric Prisbell/USA Today
Though he has "some ideas" in mind, North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams said he will wait until he has all the facts concerning the June 5 arrest of leading scorer P.J. Hairston before deciding how to handle the situation.
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"We are doing one thing: We are waiting until all the information comes out," Williams told USA TODAY Sports on Monday. "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.
"I am waiting until all the facts come in and then I will take care of everything that needs to be taken care of."
A police report revealed that a 9-millimeter handgun and a magazine with nine rounds of ammunition were seized during a traffic stop that led to Hairston's arrest on possession of marijuana charges. Three cigars and a plastic baggie that contained a half-ounce of marijuana also were seized.
Durham (N.C.) Police public information officer Kammie Michael had said by phone that the pistol, magazine and ammunition were all found outside the vehicle.
Hairston, 20, was driving passengers, Miykael Faulcon and Carlos Sanford, in a 2013 silver GMC Yukon rental car. All three were arrested and charged with drug possession. Hairston also was charged with driving without a license.
Hairston, Faulcon and Sanford were each released on $1,000 unsecured bonds.
Hairston, a 6-5 rising junior, bypassed the NBA to stay at North Carolina for another season after averaging 14.6 points and 4.3 rebounds a game as a sophomore.