Dec 18, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Suspended North Carolina Tar Heels guard P.J. Hairston (center) watches his team warm up prior to the second half against the Texas Longhorns at the Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center. Texas won 86-83. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

P.J. Hairston assault trial rescheduled for September

The Charlotte Hornets are trying to get their franchise turned around after an abysmal start to their return to Charlotte after the Hornets left so many years ago.

After the Bobcats made the playoffs last season, they went hard in the offseason to get their roster ready and as god as it can be and that included adding players like Lance Stephenson and drafting guys like P.J. Hairston. One of those two guys are awaiting trail and that trial has been pushed back.

According to WFMY2 in Charlotte, P.J. Hairston will appear in court in September rather than an earlier date that he was scheduled to appear.

The assault and battery case involving Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston has been rescheduled for September.

Hairston was due to appear in Durham County court Friday on a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery following an altercation with a high school basketball player during a pickup game last month. Police had issued a summons for Hairston but did not arrest him.

The incident in question involved Hairston punching a fellow pickup player during a game, but it’s not looking like there will be much NBA discipline directed at Hairston at the moment. That can all change based on the legal outcome of the case and the ruling in the trial but as it stands now, the trial moving shouldn’t have that much affect on Hairston’s first season with Hornets.

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