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Vehicle swap leads to trouble for Gordon, Hairston

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By AARON BEARD
AP Sports Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston says he and Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl receiver Josh Gordon decided to swap vehicles following a chance meeting at a grocery store. Gordon was arrested driving while impaired in Hairston's 2015 Cadillac Escalade in Raleigh.

That random encounter brought together two athletes who have had their share of troubles.

A day after Gordon was arrested for DWI, a high school basketball player said Hairston punched him during a pickup game at a YMCA, leading to an August court hearing for Hairston.

Gordon is awaiting another possible NFL suspension for reportedly failing a drug test.

Hairston's college career ended after several NCAA violations. He played in the NBA Development League before being selected in last month's NBA draft.

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