CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A protective order against Greg Hardy was dismissed Thursday afternoon after his girlfriend failed to show up in court.
The accuser’s attorney also withdrew from the case, according to WSOC.
The Carolina Panthers’ defensive end was charged with assault on a female and communicating threats.
Hardy was released from jail Wednesday on a $17,000 bond.
The arrest warrant accuses Hardy of “grabbing victim and throwing her to the floor, throwing into a bathtub, slamming her against a futon, and strangling her.”
Hardy’s attorney said the woman caused the problems in the domestic incident, citing that she would not leave his apartment.
Both Hardy and the victim were intoxicated at the time of the incident.