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Panthers DE Hardy arrested on assault charges

Panthers DE Hardy arrested on assault charges

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) runs on the the field during player introductions before the start of an NFL football game in Charlotte, NC, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo / Mike McCarn

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Mecklenburg police say Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy has been arrested for assault on a female and communicating threats.

Police say in a press release Hardy turned himself in Tuesday and was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Hardy signed the team’s franchise tag tender in March and will make $13.116 million this season if he doesn’t sign an extension before July 15.

Hardy’s agent Drew Rosenhaus declined comment to The Associated Press.

The 25-year-old Hardy has 26 sacks over the past two seasons with the Panthers, including a franchise-tying 15 in 2013.
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