Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will get his time in front of a judge this morning, after spending the night in the Mecklenburg County Jail after his domestic violence arrest.
Hardy, the Panthers’ franchise player, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of assault on a female and communicating threats following a after-hours dispute with his girlfriend.
According to the Charlotte Observer, police responded to a downtown condominium at 4:18 a.m., and the report said his girlfriend suffered bruises and scratches.
The Panthers have expressed disappointment, but said little else. There had been talks about a long-term contract with Hardy, but you can bet that’s not coming any time soon.
Scheduled to make $13.1 million this year, the Panthers agreed to a salary advance of $1.3 million contingent on his showing up for offseason workouts.
He won’t be making that workout today, at least.
Team owner Jerry Richardson has little tolerance for players who commit crimes against women or children, according to a team source.