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Report: Josh Gordon Got His DWI Charge In P.J. Hairston's Car

The Triangle-area athletes-getting-in-trouble scene is tangled, and recently, quite busy. Let's put some pieces together.

1) On Saturday, suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon was arrested on suspicion of DWI after being pulled over in Raleigh. His bond was paid by Haydn "Fats" Thomas, a local party promoter close to a number of current and former UNC athletes, among them former Brown Greg Little and recently drafted Charlotte Hornet P.J. Hairston.


2) Earlier today, Hairston was charged with assault and battery after allegedly punching a high school student during a pickup basketball game at a Durham YMCA.


3) Hairston was declared ineligible for his junior season at UNC for receiving impermissible benefits, chief among them the use of two cars that were rented in "Fats" Thomas's name. (Hairston racked up a dozen parking citations and a speeding ticket in one, and was pulled over in the other, with police seizing a handgun, ammunition, and marijuana.)

To close this ouroboros, now comes 4) CBS Sports now reports that the 2015 GMC Yukon Gordon was driving when he was arrested on Saturday is registered to P.J. Hairston.


I have a feeling we're going to be hearing more from all these folks, so it's probably good to get yourself up to speed on "Fats" Thomas.

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