CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina forward Marcus Ginyard was shocked earlier this month when an assistant coach called him to ask if he knew there was a warrant issued for his arrest.
Ginyard said the reason he didn’t show up for his scheduled court date for two misdemeanor charges on violating a noise ordinance and driving with an expired license — thus, earning the warrant — was that he hired a lawyer to do it for him. And the lawyer didn’t show up.
Ginyard is next scheduled to appear in Orange County District Court on July 22.
“Your house is dirty, you hire a maid to come clean it,’’ said Ginyard, a rising senior. “You pay someone $15 dollars to wash your car when it goes to the car wash, so when it comes out on the other side you expect it to be clean. So you can’t make your court date, and you hire a lawyer to go to court for you – and he doesn’t go. I don’t know how else to put it. …. We’re handling it, and it will all be taken care of soon.”
Ginyard was in New York for the weekend, working on his internship, when he received the call.
"That threw my weekend into quite a bit of a twist,'' he said. "But we’re getting through it, and seven days for now, we’ll be through with it."
CORRECTION: Ginyard was charged with driving with an expired inspection sticker.