Panthers franchise-tagged defensive end Greg Hardy was described by his accuser as controlling and violent, during his trial on assault charges.
According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, accuser Nicole Holder offered some startling details while on the stand Tuesday afternoon.
“When he let go of me . . . [h]e got on top of me and strangled me,” she said. “He looked into my eyes and told me he was going to kill me.”
She also described him slamming her into a wall, ripping a necklace off her and throwing it into a toilet, and saying during the course of the alleged attack she thought “at that point I accepted I was going to die.”
Voth’s timeline is full of more testimony from the trial, much of it salacious. (And we haven’t even gotten to the cross-examination.)
She had previously accused him of throwing her onto a bed full of guns.
The Panthers tagged Hardy prior to the accusations, but weren’t particularly inclined to sign him to a long-term deal prior to today’s deadline.
With more than 20 percent of their salary cap wrapped up in defensive ends with Hardy and Charles Johnson, the Panthers will have some expensive decisions to make in the future, but they’re not making any at the moment.
Tuesday’s testimony isn’t going to help his case, either.