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P.J. Hairston won't play in opener

Updated: November 7, 2013, 4:05 PM ET
By C.L. Brown | ESPN.com

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina junior P.J. Hairston and senior Leslie McDonald will not play in Friday's season opener against Oakland due to the "ongoing compliance issue" that began this summer.

Coach Roy Williams said he did not know a timetable for when the matter will be settled, adding that he's "waiting for someone else to tell me what's going on." Both players are presumably being investigated for possibly receiving impermissible benefits.

"It is frustrating, but ...

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