The judge dismissed a sentence of 60 days in jail for Hardy and instead sentenced him to 18 months of supervised probation.
Hardy has appealed the verdict, according to Charlotte Observer Panthers beat writer Joe Person. It could be six months to a year before Hardy gets his jury trial.
Under the terms of Hardy’s probation, Hardy is not allowed to have contact with Nicole Holder. The judge also banned Hardy from going to Suite nightclub while Holder is working. Additionally, Hardy is allowed to travel while on probation but cannot have any guns in his possession.
The probation sentence is on hold since an appeal has been submitted.
Hardy’s sentence can be shortened with the completion of a court-ordered program, Person reported.
A Panthers spokesperson said, “We just learned of the verdict and are respectful of the process. We will not have a comment at this time.”
Hardy had no comment on the verdict.