Hornets’ P.J. Hairston allegedly punches prep student in pickup game

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Charlotte, NC, United States (4E Sports) – Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston is facing charges of assault and battery for allegedly punching a high school student Sunday in North Carolina.

According to the player’s agent, Juan Morrow, the incident happened in a pickup game and was triggered by the student’s push against Hairston.

It resulted in a shoving match before it reportedly escalated into a fight.

“He swung at P.J., and P.J. swung back,” Morrow said, adding “both connected.”

The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Hairston, who hasn’t been signed, is scheduled to appear in Durham County Court for the charges.

Hairston has a history of off-court issues including an arrest for marijuana possession that later revealed a weapon possession while he was a student athlete at UNC.

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