Greg Hardy didn’t get a contract today, but he did get a conviction.
According Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, Hardy was found guilty on both counts of assault on a female and communicating threats.
Judge Becky Thorne Tin sided with the testimony provided by Hardy’s accuser during the 10-hour trial, even though Nicole Holder admitted cocaine use the night of the incident.
He was given a 60-day suspended sentence, and 18 months of probation. He’ll appeal to get to a jury trial.
The Panthers defensive end will be subject to punishment from the league under the personal conduct policy.
The Panthers used the franchise tag on him, and are hooked to his $13.1 million salary. But they obviously weren’t working on a long-term extension prior to today’s deadline, since agent Drew Rosenhaus sat with Hardy throughout the day’s proceedings.