As it turns out, the franchise tag was the least of Greg Hardy’s worries this offseason.
Via WSOC-TV in Charlotte, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested for domestic violence involving his girlfriend, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
At the moment, details are scarce on the incident, which is a misdemeanor.
The Panthers gave Hardy a $1.3 million advance on his $13.1 million franchise tender, pending him showing up for offseason workouts.
While Hardy slipped to the sixth round of the 2010 Draft because of some injury and character concerns, so far he’s only been a harm to himself. A pre-training camp motorcycle crash slowed him down in 2011, and then he did silly things like take Twitter pictures while doing 100 mph in his Bentley.