Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is free on $17,000 bond this morning, but has been ordered to stay away from his girlfriend and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week after his arrest on domestic violence charges.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Hardy’s attorney said in court this morning that the woman in the case wouldn’t leave Hardy’s apartment early Tuesday morning (around 4:18 a.m.), and that she attacked the 290-pound defensive end, at which point he called 911.
The accuser’s attorney said that his client has injuries from head to toe, saying she went to the emergency room Tuesday and is in a sling with an elbow injury. The arrest warrant charges that Hardy grabbed the woman, threw her to the floor and a tiled bathtub, slammed her against a futon and strangled her.
Panthers team president Danny Morrison said they were still investigating.
And, proving that irony is not dead, there was a previously scheduled breakfast at Bank of America Stadium this morning for Men For Change, an area group that works to stop domestic violence against women and children.