Hairston will not be reinstated
by North Carolina. Director of athletics Bubba Cunningham said, "Unfortunately P.J. made a number of mistakes that placed his eligibility at risk and the University's joint review with the NCAA made it clear that seeking reinstatement for P.J. would not be possible."
At least the situation, for now, has some resolution, and the Tar Heels can move on. Hairston had an offseason checkered with run ins with the police, including traffic incidents. Leslie McDonald was reinstated Wednesday, so the Tar Heels will have some extra depth on the perimeter despite Hairston's absence.