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Grocery list: Milk, bread, swap cars with Josh Gordon

It’s true: Professional athletes are just like you and me.

The NBA rookie whose car was being driven by Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon when he got a DWI last weekend said the two met and swapped vehicles at a grocery store.

“Me and Josh Gordon met at the Fresh Market in Chapel Hill,” Charlotte Hornets first-rounder P.J. Hairston said, via Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. “I walked there to get food and happened to run in to him in there.

“I am a football fan so I knew who he was. Right away, we started talking about football, basketball and we walked outside. He saw my car and asked me ‘What are you doing?’ He asked if I minded if we switched cars and we exchanged numbers and he was going to drive my car that night and bring it back to me.

I said OK and we switched cars. The rest of that is history.”

Of course.

So with that, Hairston drove off in Gordon’s Mercedes, Gordon drove off in Hairston’s Escalade, then got stopped for drunk driving and was bailed out by convicted felon Hadyn “Fats” Thomas, who just so happened to have rented a car to Hairston the night Hairston was arrested with a gun and marijuana during his college days at North Carolina.

It makes sense that Hairston tries to distance himself from Gordon, as he’s trying to overcome a reputation for trouble and begin his own career. Of course, Hairston was also accused of punching a high school kid during a pickup game this weekend, so it’s hard to tell who the bad influence was.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get Florio’s car back to him, as soon as I can retrieve the Kiss “Destroyer” 8-track that’s jammed in the tape deck again.
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22 Responses to “Grocery list: Milk, bread, swap cars with Josh Gordon”
  1. bucrightoff says: Jul 10, 2014 12:41 PM

    Mensa members they are not.

  2. nkmho says: Jul 10, 2014 12:43 PM

    Dang, I go to that Fresh Market in Chapel Hill all the time. Switch cars with me please.

  3. ketch20too says: Jul 10, 2014 12:44 PM

    wait….”I walked there to get food”….means there was no car for Gordon to see

  4. thepftpoet says: Jul 10, 2014 12:46 PM

    This never happens to any players on the best franchise in sports.

    The Minnesota Vikings.

    We are historic.

  5. micknangold says: Jul 10, 2014 12:48 PM

    That’s priceless.

  6. gbpackman says: Jul 10, 2014 1:02 PM

    The best part of these incidents is when they tried to “explain” to us what happened. I bust a gut laughing at how good they are at sports, yet how bad they are at lying.

  7. slugbaitspace says: Jul 10, 2014 1:21 PM

    More proof that 8-track is making a comeback.

  8. trollaikman8 says: Jul 10, 2014 1:22 PM

    best PFT headline ever.

  9. heathn09 says: Jul 10, 2014 1:26 PM

    I saw the same thing ketch20too. No wonder athletes won’t speak without a lawyer.

  10. nyj1979 says: Jul 10, 2014 1:26 PM

    It’s the picture that really does it for me.

  11. DANNY CZEKALINSKI says: Jul 10, 2014 1:35 PM

    KISS Destroyer reference priceless

  12. scoops1 says: Jul 10, 2014 1:47 PM

    I was more of a Love Gun guy

  13. fordmandalay says: Jul 10, 2014 1:58 PM

    Michael Irvin’s advice; “Kid, if you’re going to be a liar, learn to be a good one.”

  14. edavidberg says: Jul 10, 2014 2:12 PM

    This actually passes the smell test to me. Why else would Gordon be driving his car? He’s a professional athlete and can afford his own ride.

  15. ajgreenhof says: Jul 10, 2014 2:30 PM

    Just little kids in adult bodies.

  16. tylerisntthere says: Jul 10, 2014 2:35 PM

    Wait so he walked there to get food but his car was outside?

  17. papacrick says: Jul 10, 2014 3:15 PM

    So this kid just parks his car at the grocery store he walked to because there’s no parking at his home? This story sounds real fishy

  18. fin72 says: Jul 10, 2014 3:47 PM

    I was more of a Love Gun guy

    Agreed, Destroyer is quite overrated… Personally I’d take ‘Rock and Roll Over’ over either of them.

  19. natureboy704 says: Jul 10, 2014 3:53 PM

    hahahahahahaha and im from charlotte to, imagine how thrilled we are about the pj hairtston pick

  20. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 10, 2014 4:00 PM

    This never happens for the Minnesota Vikings? Only things like the Love Boat happens in Minnesota…..and who could forget the time that Randy Moss tried to push a meter maid down the street with the front of his car.

  21. rcali says: Jul 10, 2014 4:10 PM

    Oh dear.

  22. granadafan says: Jul 10, 2014 6:21 PM

    This story wins the interwebz today. Bonus for the 8-track reference

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