For the third consecutive summer, PJ Hairston finds his name in headlines for some type of run-in with the law. This time the Hornets’ shooting guard was cited on June 18th for speeding, driving with a revoked license, expired tags and driving left of the center line. It was reported that Hairston was traveling 51 mph in a 35 mph zone in a 2015 Cadillac Escalade.
After Charlotte’s summer league game on Wednesday, Hairston said the citation was a misunderstanding and blamed the media for needing something to talk about.
“I was pulled over and my license was suspended. I got (another) ticket on my birthday, I paid the ticket and Davie County failed to reinstate my license,” Hairston said following the Hornets’ summer-league loss to the Orlando Magic. “My financial adviser drove to Davie County with the receipt I had. I had to wait for them to reinstate my license. I have a valid license now and my truck has been inspected and I paid the taxes on my truck.
“So everything is fine. Just a big mix-up in the media and a false message on Twitter going around about me. It is what it is; people need something to talk about.”