UNC: Hairston and McDonald will not play

Team says players will sit out because of ongoing NCAA compliance issues
November 7, 2013 3:56:42 PM PST
UNC said Thursday that men's basketball players P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald will not play Friday against Oakland due to ongoing NCAA compliance issues.

UNC head coach Roy Williams suspended Hairston indefinitely after a summer drug arrest and after Hairston received multiple speeding tickets.

Williams has said the NCAA will have a say in how many games Hairston will miss.

McDonald's status is under review after UNC asked a company that makes mouth guards to stop using him to promote its product - possibly a violation of NCAA rules.

Both players have been practicing with the team. Williams did not say when they could return to regular play.

That will be a frustration for the coach as he said they are his best 3-point shooters.

"PJ's playing as well (in practice) as any player I've ever had," said Williams.

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