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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 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

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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

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

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