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Greg Hardy | Defensive Lineman

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 275
College: Mississippi
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Panthers coach Ron Rivera does not expect suspended RE Greg Hardy to play this season.
"Probably," was Rivera's response when asked if Hardy's potential return was a "dead issue." Considering the hard line the league is taking in the Adrian Peterson case, it's not a surprise the Panthers aren't counting on Hardy for 2014. An impending free agent who could face further suspension in 2015, Hardy's NFL future is clear as mud. Nov 18 - 3:45 PM

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The Charlotte Observer reports contract-year RE Greg Hardy has likely played his final snap as a member of the Panthers.

Operating on the $13.116 million franchise tag, Hardy contributed four tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble in one start for the Panthers this season before being banished to the Commissioner's Exempt List as a result of his domestic-abuse incident. His trial was originally scheduled for November 17, but it's been pushed back to early-2015. And Hardy won't be allowed back on the field until resolution of the case. He'll be a free agent in March.
Nov 5 - 8:31 AM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Panthers RE Greg Hardy will not play until completion of his domestic abuse trial.

Cole reported late Thursday night that Hardy would ask to have his paid suspension lifted as he awaits trial. According to Cole's NFL source, Hardy will remain on the Commissioner's Exempt List until trial, so he won't be returning to the team anytime soon. Hardy's trial was originally scheduled for November 17. It's been delayed and is expected to take place sometime in January.
Oct 31 - 11:24 AM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Panthers RE Greg Hardy will ask to have his paid suspension lifted as he awaits his trial for domestic abuse.

Hardy's trial had been scheduled for November 17, but it's been bumped to after the season. Hardy's original plan was to get exonerated and then return to the Panthers, but that's obviously no longer a 2014 possibility. It's unclear if the league will be in any way sympathetic to his case.
Oct 31 - 1:07 AM

Profootballtalk reports Panthers RE Greg Hardy's trial for domestic abuse has been postponed until after the season.

The trial had been set for mid-November. It's unclear if or how this will affect Hardy's indefinite suspension, though NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports it means Hardy won't play this season. He'll surely argue that he should be allowed to suit up as his legal situation plays out. The Panthers' defense has desperately missed Hardy's dominating presence off the edge.
Oct 30 - 7:13 PM

Panthers placed RE Greg Hardy on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list.

As expected. After the Vikings used the exempt list to banish Adrian Peterson while his child-abuse case is resolved, it gave the Panthers an avenue to use on Hardy. The 26-year-old Pro Bowl pass rusher was convicted of domestic assault in July. The Panthers are a little late to the party after Hardy was allowed to play Week 1, but the NFL also has done absolutely nothing to punish Hardy. He'll now stay away from the team for an undetermined amount of time while collecting his $13.116 million guaranteed salary. The Panthers will roll with a combination of Kony Ealy and Mario Addison opposite LE Charles Johnson. No. 3 DE Frank Alexander has two more games left on his four-game suspension.
Sep 17 - 2:24 PM

The Washington Post's Mark Maske reports the Panthers are considering placing RE Greg Hardy on the exempt/commissioner's permission list.

It's the same tactic the Vikings used on Adrian Peterson. The Vikings are choosing to pay Peterson while he's away, but they reportedly have the option not to. With the firestorm that has hit the NFL regarding its off-field issues, it seems likely the Panthers are going to do something with Hardy. He was deactivated for Week 2, and the Panthers didn't miss a beat. Hardy's $13.116 million salary on the franchise tag is fully guaranteed.
Sep 17 - 10:27 AM

The NFL is discussing intervening in the Greg Hardy situation.

The Panthers let Hardy play in Week 1 even though he was found guilty of domestic assault in July. He was deactivated for Week 2 once the Ray Rice situation blew up. Now the NFL is considering stepping in with discipline.
Sep 16 - 12:09 PM

The Panthers aren't considering releasing embattled RE Greg Hardy.

There's been "no decision" if he'll play in Week 3 against the Steelers. Speaking Monday, coach Ron Rivera basically admitted the team has no idea what it's going to do with Hardy, who was found guilty of domestic assault in July, and is currently appealing. We'd consider Hardy highly doubtful for Sunday's game.
Sep 15 - 1:17 PM

The Panthers have deactivated RE Greg Hardy against the Lions.

Hardy should be considered out indefinitely. The Panthers are making this decision, as opposed to the NFL, after Hardy was found guilty of domestic assault in July. The absence of Hardy improves the fantasy matchups of Matthew Stafford, Joique Bell, and the rest of Detroit's fantasy offense.
Sep 14 - 11:33 AM

ProFootballTalk reports "there's still a chance" the Panthers deactivate DE Greg Hardy for Week 2.

Coach Ron Rivera announced Hardy would play on Friday, but the Panthers have apparently had a change of heart. Hardy has been convicted of domestic violence in a bench trial, but is being allowed to play while he appeals the verdict. The Panthers will announce their Week 2 inactives before noon EST.
Sep 14 - 11:06 AM

It's unclear how the league's new domestic-violence policy will apply to Panthers RE Greg Hardy, who was found guilty of assault on a female and communicating threats in July.

Hardy appealed, and is set for a jury trial in November. Under the league's new rules, first-time offenders will earn six-game bans. Asked if the guidelines will be applied retroactively, a league spokesman said "each case will be addressed individually on its merits." It does not appear a Hardy suspension is imminent.
Aug 28 - 5:25 PM

Panthers DE Greg Hardy reinjured his bruised shoulder against the Patriots Friday night.

Hardy played most of the second quarter with the injury, indicating he should be ready for the regular season opener. Hardy was convicted in July of assault on a female and communicating threats, but is appealing the decision. He is unlikely to be suspended this season.
Aug 23 - 12:32 AM

The Charlotte Observer believes 2014 will be RE Greg Hardy's final season with the Panthers.

Hardy is sporting a one-year, $13.2 million franchise tag and has encountered serious off-field woes. He's a dominant young player, but also wasn't drafted by the current front office, which used a second-round pick on DE Kony Ealy this May. Cap constraints may force Carolina to let Hardy walk in 2015 free agency. They have Charles Johnson and Mario Addison signed long term.
Jul 20 - 1:23 PM

The NFL can suspend first-time offenders of the personal conduct policy before a case is resolved if there are "egregious circumstances."

This caveat applies to Panthers RE Greg Hardy, who was found guilty Tuesday by a judge on charges of communicating threats and assaulting a female. Under North Carolina law, he has the right to a second trial in front of a jury on appeal -- and that trial likely wouldn't even begin until after the upcoming NFL season. The NFL has simply said that the case would be reviewed at the "appropriate time." Hardy's $13.1 million franchise player contract is fully guaranteed for this season, so it's extremely hard to see the Panthers cutting ties.
Jul 17 - 9:12 AM

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