Panthers deactivate Greg Hardy

The Panthers have decided not to play defensive end Greg Hardy on Sunday.

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Hardy played in the season opener despite being found guilty by a judge on domestic violence charges, but the team has shifted course after a week spent with the microscope on the NFL because of their handling of such cases.

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson choked up while discussing the Hardy case this week, saying that his stance on domestic violence was not one of “indifference” amid many calls for the team to sit Hardy down. Richardson put action behind those words on Sunday and deactivated one of the team’s top players.


Hardy will now face a jury trial on the charges in November and we’ll see how the Panthers handle things moving forward. Hardy will still be paid this week and any other week that the Panthers may choose to leave him on the sideline.

Published by Big Bucho

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