Greg Hardy working on his rap career while on the exempt list

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While many defendants in the NFL’s recent rash of court cases are keeping a low profile, it seems Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is still polishing his off-field Kraken persona.

According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, Hardy is working on his rap career while the Panthers are paying him to not play.

On Thursday, Memphis-based rapper Ja Alan posted scenes from a video shoot of Hardy rapping. There are references to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, and at one point Hardy uses the line “crack a b—-.”

He’s also shown wearing a sweatshirt with message the “F— You” written repeatedly.

While none of that’s illegal, it’s a bad look for a player in the midst of the league’s image problem.

Meanwhile, the Panthers are paying him around $770,000 a week to not play football, while he awaits his scheduled Nov. 17 jury trial on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats.

He was convicted by a judge in July on those charges, but because of an unusual two-step process in North Carolina, his appeal is actually a new trial.

So while his due process is still on the books, he’s busying himself otherwise.