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Greg Hardy | DE | Carolina Panthers
Posted: 8/4/2014 8:29pm et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy's jury trial to appeal a judge's guilty verdict has been set for November 17. Hardy's attorney, Chris Fialko, doesn't expect the trial to be heard until 2015. If the trial goes on as scheduled, it would take place on the Monday of the team's bye week. The Panthers do not plan on disciplining Hardy until the legal process is completed.
Huddle Up: With the legal system being notoriously slow while grinding its gears, Hardy's owners in IDP leagues can expect to have the DE's services for a full season.

Posted: 7/17/2014 4:37pm et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy could be cut by the team because, according to former DE Mike Rucker, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is sensitive to the topic of domestic violence. The guilty verdict could at least keep the team from looking to re-sign him to a long-term deal.
Huddle Up: It's hard to envision the Panthers flat-out waiving the DE, who tied the franchise single-season sack record with 15 last year, but a team- or league-mandated suspension is pretty much a certainty if Hardy's guilty verdict stands after his appeal is heard.

Posted: 7/16/2014 12:34am et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy was found guilty Tuesday, July 15, of assaulting a female and communicating threats. Mecklenburg County Judge Rebecca Thorn-Tin sentenced Hardy to 18 months' probation. A 60-day jail sentence was suspended. Hardy's attorney Chris Fialko said he'll appeal, and Hardy has asked for a jury trial in superior court.
Huddle Up: Any NFL penalties likely will wait until after the appeal is heard. And that appeal now is almost sure to cut into the season for the Pro Bowl DE -- not good news for the Panthers or Hardy's IDP owners.

Posted: 7/15/2014 7:39pm et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy appeared in court Tuesday, July 15, on charges of communicating threats and assaulting an ex-girlfriend. She testified Tuesday that Hardy strangled her and threatened to kill her.
Huddle Up: Hardy's career year (15 sacks, 65 total tackles) was a big reason why the Panthers' D made the jump to No. 2 in the league in both points and yards allowed in 2013, but Tuesday's lurid testimony is another reminder why the team franchise-tagged the DE instead of putting more effort into working out a long-term deal.

Posted: 6/24/2014 10:22pm et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy is scheduled to go to trial for two misdemeanor charges on July 15, 2014. Hardy is scheduled to face charges he allegedly assaulted and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend.
Huddle Up: The Panthers and the league will be watching with interest, and so will IDP league GMs with the DE having finished third in the league in sacks (15) and tied for fifth in tackles for loss (17) a year ago.

Posted: 5/13/2014 11:24pm et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy was arrested Tuesday, May 13, on suspicion of domestic violence involving his girlfriend.
Huddle Up: This is just a preliminary report and more details are forthcoming, but this isn't exactly the offseason headline the Panthers wanted to see from their franchise-tag DE, who recorded a career-high 15 sacks this past season. See what develops here.

Posted: 3/4/2014 3:49pm et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy signed his franchise tender that will pay him $13.116 million.
Huddle Up: With step No. 1 done, the Panthers now are looking to lock up Hardy for seasons to come with a long-term deal for the DE, whose sack totals have increased in each of his 4 seasons in Carolina.

Posted: 2/28/2014 6:17pm et
The Carolina Panthers will use their franchise tag on DE Greg Hardy.
Huddle Up: No surprise here, as Hardy is a valuable component of the Carolina defense.

Posted: 1/24/2014 12:09am et
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent DE Greg Hardy said there has not been any progress in contract talks with the team. The team could place the franchise tag on Hardy or let him go because of their salary-cap situation.
Huddle Up: Hardy, who just completed his 4th season, finished third in the league with a career-high 15 sacks and is in line for a big contact, whether he remains in Carolina or not.

Posted: 1/7/2014 1:09pm et
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy (illness) did not participate in practice Monday, Jan. 6, because of bronchitis.
Huddle Up: Hardy wrapped up the regular season with a monster performance (4 sacks, 8 total QB hits) vs. the Falcons, and his health will be vital in a toss-up divisional-round game vs. the Niners. He should be good to go by Sunday, but monitor his progress the rest of the week.