Josh Gordon is an idiot. PJ Hairston is also an idiot. Both are world-class athletes with the ability to compete in the best league of their respective sports at a high level (though Hairston might have only been a role player in the NBA). Both guys also have a connection to Haydn Thomas, who was connected to Hairston when he got into trouble for borrowing a car and subsequently suspended for the entire season at North Carolina last year. Thomas also was the lucky guy to bail Gordon out of jail when he got stopped for a DWI in North Carolina.
As the story goes, Hairston walked to a grocery store and “ran into Gordon” where they bonded over basketball and football and then decided to trade cars and phone numbers (because a guy that walked somewhere would have a car just laying around even though it had only been two weeks since he was drafted). What is more suspicious is that Gordon apparently asked Hairston to borrow HIS car. Gordon drives a Porsche, while Hairston drives a GMC Yukon. I’m pretty sure that there are tons of people out there that wouldn’t be excited to borrow Hairston’s car.
On top of all of this is the fact that both of these guys that have successfully screwed with their careers only to come through with big performances only to fuck things up again. Gordon was a solid player at Baylor but was a fuckup and was ultimately taken in the Supplemental Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Likewise, Hairston screwed up royally last year and decided to jump onto a NBDL
team rather than wait a year to transfer somewhere else. Gordon eventually became a fantasy football (and real-life) monster as a wide receiver for the Browns, while Hairston had a stellar showing in the NBA minor leagues and became a first round pick a few weeks ago.
Imagine if these dudes were only a little smarter, or a little less dumb. They would likely be set for life. Instead, they are going to have to pray for an additional opportunity to prove their worth after screwing up one too many times. Whether it’s marijuana, cocaine, alcohol, who cares what they are abusing? It’s the fact that it’s illegal and they need to understand that messing up isn’t an option. If it’s illegal then it’s off-limits for them. These two just keep screwing up.