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UNAVAILABLE VICTIM: Greg Hardy, Panthers ’14 franchise player with upcoming $13.1M paycheck, charged with domestic violence

Posted On: February 9, 2014 | By Tamara N. Holder

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Mugshot of Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy (courtesy of Mecklenburg County)

Mugshot of Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy (courtesy of Mecklenburg County)

Update February 19:

The NFL filed a motion for the court file of the original trial where he was found guilty but prosecutors say they don’t share files and the clerk’s office says it returned the evidence (where to is unknown.)

Update February 9, 2014

Well, the victim-witness-ex-girlfriend didn’t show up to court for the jury trial today so the prosecutor had no choice but to dismiss the charges. Rumor has it, Hardy paid her off. Show me dough and I won’t show, eh?

Update February 8, 2014

Greg Hardy’s appeal will be heard tomorrow, February 9th. In July, a judge found him guilty of assaulting (and threatening to kill) his girlfriend. North Carolina law allows those found guilty by a judge to automatically appeal & receive a jury trial.

Update on June 24, 2014:

Greg Hardy’s trial date has been set for July 15, 2014. His alleged victim – this then-girlfriend- has been subpoenaed.

Update: Hardy turned over 10 guns legally in his possession, as required by the order of protection. He is due back in court on June 27th. More here.

Carolina Panthers defensive end (and 2014 franchise player) Greg Hardy was arrested on Tuesday by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police for assault on a female (his girlfriend) and communicating threats. Both charges are misdemeanors. Hardy was booked at the Mecklenburg County jail and held without bond. He is expected to appear in court on Wednesday where the judge will issue a bond and set an initial court appearance.

Via NFL.com:

According to a police statement obtained by NFL Media, officers responded Tuesday to a domestic violence assault call at about 4:18 a.m. ET in the 100 block of North Tryon Street. When officers arrived, the victim told them she was physically assaulted and threatened by Hardy. The victim said she has been in a relationship with him since Sept. 2013.

The Panthers released a statement on the matter Tuesday. “We are very disappointed to learn of the allegations involving Greg and are concerned for all parties as we continue to investigate.”

The police report also stated alcohol was a type of incapacity of the victim….

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