If I were a major college basketball coach, and one of my players was charged with possession of marijuana and driving without a license, this is what I'd do:
Talk to him.
I'd tell him that because he's a star he'll be scrutinized more heavily than other students. I'd remind him he'll also have opportunities those students lack. I'd advise him to be more careful.
If I wanted to show him I was tough maybe I'd make him run some steps.
But I wouldn't suspend him. I wouldn't overreact.
Hairston won't turn 21 until December. How many of you were once 20-years-old? (Not all of you, I'm convinced.) How many of you were away at school, or with your buddies in your own apartment? Remember the stuff you did?
This is not a big deal and would not be a big deal if Hairston played for N.C. State, Duke, Wake Forest, Charlotte or Davidson.
It was just a kid who happens to play big-time basketball being a kid.