UNC's Hairston, McDonald to sit out again Friday

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina leading scorer P.J. Hairston and senior Leslie McDonald will miss the second straight game due to NCAA eligibility concerns when the No. 12 Tar Heels play Holy Cross on Friday night.

Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Thursday there is no timeline for a decision.

Authorities twice cited Hairston during the offseason while driving a rental vehicle linked to a felon, raising the possibility of an improper benefits violation.

The school hasn't specified McDonald's issue, though UNC sent a letter this summer ordering a company that makes designer mouth guards to stop using McDonald on a promotional website.

McDonald had made at least one social media post last year about wearing one of the company's mouth guards. NCAA rules prohibit athletes from endorsing or promoting a company or product.

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