Panthers DE Hardy turns over 10 guns to police

Panthers DE Hardy turns over 10 guns to police

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) — A Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s spokeswoman says Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has turned over 10 guns to police as part of a court order.

Julia Rush says all the guns surrendered Friday were legal under North Carolina statutes. A license is not needed to own a gun in the state, only a permit to purchase and carry a concealed weapon.

The guns were an assortment of semi-automatic rifles and .12-gauge shotguns.

The 25-year-old Hardy, tagged as Carolina’s franchise player this season, voluntarily surrendered the weapons.

Hardy was arrested Tuesday for assaulting a female and communicating threats. He was released Wednesday on $17,000 bond. As part of his bond agreement he was ordered to turn over all weapons he owns or has access to.

His next court date is June 27.


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