A Durham, NC man drawing heat for his relationship to North Carolina’s P.J. Hairston says he did not rent a car for the UNC star. Haydn “Fats” Thomas, the man who rented the car that Hairston was driving when he was pulled over and arrested for marijuana possession, says he didn’t rent the car for him. According a report by WRAL, Thomas said he rented the car for Elizabeth City State guard Miykael Faulcon.
Thomas said he let Miykael Faulcon, a basketball player at Elizabeth City State, borrow cars he and his wife rented. Thomas, who called himself a party promoter and is a co-owner of an exotic car rental company in Durham, said Faulcon does odd jobs and yard work for him.
“I don’t know P.J. Hairston,” Thomas told USA TODAY Sports. “I know Miykael, his friend. I don’t know anyone at Carolina. I don’t even like the Carolina team. Look at the age disparity between me and those boys. I could be their father.”
Faulcon was in the car with Hairston when he was pulled over. Durham police found half an ounce of marijuana, 9mm handgun and ammunition in and around the car. Hairston, Faulcon and Carlos Sanford were all arrested on marijuana possession.
Faulcon is a Durham native who recently completed his first season at Elizabeth City State, a Division II school. The 6’4 guard averaged 6 points per game in 2012-2013.