CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence involving his girlfriend, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
WSOC-TV reported that Hardy was charged with assault on a female and communicating threats, according to police. The charge is a misdemeanor.
Hardy is expected to stay in jail until his first court appearance, which is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The police report states the victim is 24 years old and they have been in an active relationship since September 2013.
In a statement from the Panthers, team officials said, “We are very disappointed to learn of the allegations involving Greg and are concerned for all parties as we continue to investigate.”
Hardy, nicknamed The Kraken, was drafted by Carolina in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and played his college ball at Ole Miss.
Hardy signed a franchise tag tender with the Carolina Panthers in March. He will make $13.1 million next season if he doesn’t sign a long-term extension before July 15.