[URL="http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/10172154/north-carolina-tar-heels-not-applying-ncaa-reinstatement-pj-hairston]ESPN: Tar Heels won't seek reinstatement of P.J. Hairston[/URL] Two days ago, North Carolina made the decision to reinstate senior guard Leslie McDonald, and he played against Texas in an 86-83 loss that night. The investigation into McDonald was conducted at the same time as the Hairston inquiry, and found McDonald improperly accepted the use of luxury cars, payment of parking tickets, a cellphone and lodging during the spring and summer of 2013. So one would think Hairston committed horrendous NCAA violations, given the school didn't seek his reinstatement as well. But apparently what Hairston did was use several rental cars, one of which was provided by convicted felon and party promoter Hadyn "Fats" Thomas. In other words, Hairston apparently didn't have at least the severeity, and perhaps not the number, of the violations McDonald had, but the former gets the boot while the latter sticks around for his senior year. I'm not advocating either should have been reinstated. I say, kick 'em both out. Same with FSU's Jameis Winston. Yeah, I know he wasn't charged, much less convicted. But when you bring unwanted shame and attention to a program, you shouldn't be allowed to stick around. Same at North Carolina. Character has to count for something, or we aren't doing anything but telling these kids they can grow up to be thugs and hoods like Aaron Hernandez. Maybe have the same fate, too.