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Panthers’ Greg Hardy arrested for domestic violence

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Greg Hardy

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.

Source: WSOC


  • Bob Jones

    If true, cut ’em. The violence needs to stay on the field. We don’t need no wife-beating thugs in Carolina.

  • Jethro Bodnick

    Dummy….making millions a year and cant enjoy life and not beat up woman. Ban him from the NFL….you did it to sterling for verbal, so may as well do it to Hardy since he actually hurt someone!

  • a man

    definately not the news you want to hear from our defensive star, but we dont know the whole story based on a 2 paragraph article. till then go fetch me a superbowl hardy.

    • Fore

      A man is right fir this year, Super Bowl Hardy, he might find some girl that likes and understands football. ( want to fight a dumb ol’ football player put on some pads and helmet then there would not be a fight it would be a game).

  • Fore

    Who can argue with 13.1 million? The woman who thinks she should get 13.1 million doing the same thing he does. Share the plays share the pain! Share the loss of risking the long term deal.

  • Chucky

    The girlfriend probably took these charges out on him. If the police had done it, most likely he would have been arrested at the time of the incident. Anyone can take out warrants for a misdemeanor. It is quite telling that Hardy turned himself in and was staying in jail over night. While there is a requirement in domestic cases for a defendant to be held to go before the next available district court judge if within 48 hours, it can be avoided if you pull strings. He didn’t do that. You know he probably has access to good attorneys who would do that if he asked.

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