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PJ Hairston punched a high school kid tonight?

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I read PJ's statement. He said he's "truly sorry" for the embarrassment that he's caused the Hornets. The problem with that is that I don't believe that PJ is ever truly sorry for anything he does.  

 

 

my thoughts exactly.

 

 

He has done nothing but lip service since he started getting in trouble at UNC.  The only way he can prove that he has grown up is to stay out of trouble.  His words are meaningless at this point.

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PJ Hairston's criminal history:

-a few speeding/parking tickets

-misdemeanor marijuana possession

I'd be willing to bet that's a hell of a lot less than half the people bashing him in this thread. Some of y'all act like he raped a woman, shot her husband, then ate their baby.

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Yeah, I do like how he is the second coming of John Gotti for riding in a car with weed which may or may not have been his.

As i've said, my only concern with him is who he is hanging out with and being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Those are maturity issues, they don't mean he's a serial killer.

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Fact is PJ's actions have lead him to get kicked out of college and cost him a lot of money by slipping in the draft.

I don't give a fug what he does off the court, as long as he balls out on it. Problem is he will cost the Hornets if he continues his current career trajectory.

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steve smith has done worse and he could be elected mayor

That's not a very high bar you've set for Charlotte.

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Yeah, I do like how he is the second coming of John Gotti for riding in a car with weed which may or may not have been his.

As i've said, my only concern with him is who he is hanging out with and being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Those are maturity issues, they don't mean he's a serial killer.

But at some point you begin wondering...is this guy EVER gonna get it? Did getting thrown off the team at UNC still not persuade him to find new friends and put himself in better situations?

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Uggh.  Though I think the other kid is making a bigger deal out of this than he should, this is still pretty shitty to have happen.

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He was playing ball at the Y. Not fighting at the club at 3:00am.

You can question why he was at the Y, but a lot of high school, college, and semi pro players play ball at they Y. It isn't that crazy.

Some of you guys can't let certain allegiances go. This was a misdemeanor charge for a minor kerfuffle during a pick up game. The charges were brought by the kid, not the police.

The college stuff is only about a speeding ticket and a weed charge that nobody knows who's it was.

The poo Cam Newton was involved with in college was more egregious than what PJ did, or at least on par.

I agree PJ needs to stay out of Durham and Greensboro, but some of you guys already have your minds made up because you are State or Duke jock sniffers

Then again, I am a UNC jock sniffer so what do I know. :D

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Again....this really isn't about the type of "crimes" he's committed, it's about his inability to make the right decisions or keep himself away from people/situations where stupid poo like this can occur. I don't think many people are really mad about him punching someone in a pickup game - they're more mad that they're even having to have to worry about this poo at the beginning of July and a few days after he was drafted. 

 

EDIT: IMO anyway...

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But at some point you begin wondering...is this guy EVER gonna get it? Did getting thrown off the team at UNC still not persuade him to find new friends and put himself in better situations?

But that's why I pull for guys like Cam and PJ. I understand them. I was the same person... i turned it around and ended up doing well for myself and proving a lot of people wrong. I made mistakes, but I never actually got charges for anything outside of repeated speeding tickets. Although, i could have and I was destined to do a lot worse if I didn't turn it around.

As to what brings that about, I don't know. It's different for different people. Mine was probably my wife, as she was the first person to really push me and believe in me. Cam turned it around after getting booted from UF, and probably once we drafted him 1st overall. Some guys don't ever get it. But, it's a process. And with guys like PJ, the issue is that his reputation precedes him, and it's overblown... and when you're that guy, trouble seems to find you. Some of it is just maturation. I don't remember a point where I said, "I'm never hanging out with those guys again. Nothing good comes of it." It was a process... I realized that and made adjustments over a period of time. He could still be in that process, and this is just another bump in the road to hasten it. I don't think he's a bad guy. A lot of his issues have been him being a victim of circumstance. But, he has to take agency and accountability for his role in what has happened and make adjustments so he avoids those same circumstances, which he hasn't yet.

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For all we know, a lowering of the shoulder, or spin move to catch an elbow is what could've provoked an argument, along with a bump on his head. Have you seen how hard he drives to the basket? He said she said gets put to rest when the evidence arises. For now, we wait and see.

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