Panthers' Greg Hardy arrested for domestic violence

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Panthers' Greg Hardy arrested for domestic violence

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 14 at 11:00 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Greg Hardy, a defensive end with the Carolina Panthers, was arrested on a domestic violence charge.

According to police, officers responded to a domestic violence assault call at the Ivey's building on North Tryon Street around 4:18 a.m. Tuesday.  Hardy lives in a condo in that building.

Sources told NBC Charlotte another woman alerted the concierge downstairs about the situation and the concierge called 911. 

Police say the victim told officers that Hardy physically assaulted and threatened her. She said she's been dating Hardy since September 2013.

Hardy turned himself in for charges of assault on a female and communicating threats.

Hardy is currently held on no bond and expected to go before a judge Wednesday morning. 

The Panthers have released a short statement saying:

"We are very disappointed to learn of the allegations involving Greg and are concerned for all parties as we continue to investigate."

Hardy was selected in the sixth round, 175th overall, of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.

He led the Panthers in sacks this past season with 15. He was given the franchise tag during the offseason, guaranteeing him $13.1 million in 2014. The Panthers gave Hardy a $1.3 million advance, pending him showing up for offseason workouts.

Hardy is the 9th NFL player to be arrested in 2014; the 13th Panther to be arrested since 2000 (two players- D'Anthony Batiste and Jon Beason- had their charges dropped). 

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman has said repeatedly he hopes to sign him to a long-term contract.

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