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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 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

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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

Panthers RE Greg Hardy has been found guilty of assault on a female and communicating threats.

Hardy has been given a 60-day suspended sentence and 18 months probation. He will be allowed to travel with the Panthers this season, though he's facing a league-mandated suspension. Hardy is expected to appeal the decision, however, further delaying his potential NFL ban.
Jul 15 - 9:10 PM

Panthers RE Greg Hardy pleaded not guilty to charges of communicating threats and assaulting a female on Tuesday morning.

Hardy is facing charges that he beat up and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Holder, because Hardy was allegedly upset about Holder's relationship with rapper Nelly. Hardy faces up to 60 days in jail. The NFL and/or Panthers will wait until the legal process plays out before deciding whether to discipline Hardy.
Jul 15 - 12:41 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Panthers and franchise player RE Greg Hardy are unlikely to reach a long-term deal before Tuesday's deadline.

The deadline for an agreement isn't even the biggest thing on Hardy's plate tomorrow; he'll be in court for his trial on two misdemeanor assault charges after he allegedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend on May 13. GM Dave Gettleman isn't going to back up the BRINKS truck for Hardy after his off-field actions this spring. He'll play the season out on his one-year, $13.1 million tender.
Jul 14 - 6:18 PM

Panthers RE Greg Hardy's trial for two misdemeanor assault charges is set for July 15.

Hardy allegedly assaulted and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Holder, on May 13, when he attacked her at his condo at an "after-party." Holder accused Hardy of throwing her to the floor, into a bathtub, strangling her, and slamming her onto a futon that was covered in guns. She says he threatened to shoot her if she told anyone about the fight. Hardy denies any wrongdoing.
Jun 24 - 12:30 PM

Panthers RE Greg Hardy returned to offseason workouts Monday.

Hardy's return comes six days after he was arrested on domestic-violence charges. He is facing misdemeanor assault charges, and has been ordered to turn over all his weapons to police. Hardy is also required to attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week.
May 19 - 4:52 PM

Nicole Holder's request for a restraining order against Greg Hardy has been denied.

That's because Holder did not show up to the Thursday hearing. Her lawyer did, though he also announced he would no longer be representing his client as part of a "joint decision." Although Hardy is not subject to a restraining order, he's been forced to surrender all his weapons and firearms. Hardy is facing misdemeanor assault charges.
May 15 - 4:13 PM

Nicole Holder filed for a restraining order against Greg Hardy Wednesday.

In her complaint, Holder accuses Hardy of throwing her on a bed covered with 25-30 "assault weapons and/or shotguns." She said Hardy "threatened to shoot me if I went to the media or reported his assaults to anyone." It's possible the franchise-tagged defensive end will now be investigated for weapons as well as the alleged domestic assault and death threats. The Panthers said they are looking into the incident as well.
May 14 - 12:25 PM

Greg Hardy will be released from jail Wednesday after a judge set his bond at $17,000.

Hardy is facing misdemeanor charges of domestic assault on his girlfriend, Nicole Holder, and communicating threats. He will not be allowed to have contact with Holder and has been ordered to attend three AA meetings per week, suggesting alcohol was involved in the early Tuesday morning incident. The arrest warrant alleges that the 6'4/290 Hardy "grabbed victim, threw her to the floor and bathtub, slammed her vs. a futon and strangled her." It also alleges that he said he would kill her. Hardy's attorney says his client did not assault Holder.
May 14 - 10:46 AM

According to the incident report, Greg Hardy's girlfriend suffered minor bruises and scratches during Tuesday morning's dispute.

Hardy was arrested on misdemeanor charges of assault on a female and communicating threats. The woman, a 24-year-old who had been drinking, said she'd been in a relationship with Hardy since September. Hardy spent the night in jail, with the sheriff's office saying it's typical for suspects in domestic cases to be denied bond for at least 24 hours to allow a "cooling-off period." Hardy has no criminal record, but did slip to the sixth round in the 2010 draft due to character concerns. He was suspended from Ole Miss' team for two games for violating team rules, and admitted to getting temporarily kicked off the squad. Hardy is playing this season on a one-year, $13.1 million franchise tender.
May 14 - 8:16 AM

WSOC TV Charlotte reports Panthers RE Greg Hardy was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence involving his girlfriend.

It's a misdemeanor. No other details are known at this time. It's Hardy's first run-in with the law since entering the league. Depending on how things shake out here, he could be in line for a fine or possible one-game suspension down the road. Hardy is set to play the 2014 season on the $13.1 million franchise tag.
May 13 - 1:08 PM

The Panthers have agreed to pay RE Greg Hardy a $1.3 million salary advance in order to get him to participate in the offseason program.

Hardy will get paid weekly throughout the offseason under the minor contract restructuring. The $1.3 million represents roughly ten percent of his $13.116 million base salary for 2014 under the franchise tag. The Panthers and Hardy have until July 15 to reach a long-term deal.
Apr 28 - 6:47 PM

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman believes the team is more likely to reach a long-term agreement with franchise player Greg Hardy now that free agency has died down.

Speaking in a Tuesday radio interview, Gettleman also touted the fact that the Panthers now have a better idea of their future cap commitments. The earlier the sides agree to a deal, the better for the Panthers, who would surely love to reduce Hardy's cap number as they go bargain hunting in free agency. Hardy can bide his time, however. The sides have until July 15 to reach an accord.
Mar 25 - 9:59 PM

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