September 18, 2014 1:47 pm -

Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers is voluntarily taking himself out of play as he faces a new trial this fall after a domestic violence conviction in July.


“We understand Greg’s decision,” Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman told reporters. “And given the circumstances, it’s very important that he concentrate on his legal issues. We believe this is the right course of action at this time for both Greg and the Carolina Panthers.”

Authorities say Hardy in May choked his then-girlfriend, threw her around, dragged her by her hair and threatened to kill her. He was sentenced in July to 18 months of probation and a 60-day suspended sentence for the misdemeanors with which he was charged.

The 6-foot-4, 275 pound defensive end says he is innocent and has appealed a guilty verdict rendered by a Mecklenburg County judge in North Carolina. He was granted a jury trial that is scheduled for mid-November.[su_csky_ad]

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8 responses to Yet Another NFL Player Off The Field Because Of Domestic Violence Allegations

  1. tiredoftea September 18th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Getting ahead of the issue by waiting until others are caught?

    • juicyfruityyy September 18th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      They have already been caught. They just need to be charged and put on display, for all to see.

      • Lind139 September 18th, 2014 at 4:46 pm

        With all of the stories I have been hearing about football players lately, I am beginning to wonder if football really does cause brain damage.

      • bahlers September 20th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

        The vast majority of domestic violence cases don’t even go to trial because the victim doesn’t want to press charges. Why do we expect anything different of the significant others of NFL players then that of the general public?

        • Carla Akins September 20th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

          You’re right; the difference is how the players and the league purchase “reduced justice.” My neighbor Joe Blow, simply would have gone to jail. He wouldn’t have had the opportunity to attend a diversion class and perform community service. He doesn’t have to be a football player; he could be a captain of industry – money and power pervert the justice system. But I don’t spend hundreds of dollars to be entertained by a CEO – if the NFL wants my hard earned dollars, they need to do the right thing.

    • bahlers September 20th, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      He has already been caught and convicted. Nobody has heard of this case because he is not a “star” athlete. We expect players to be “role models” and upstanding people in society, why, I have no clue.

      • Carla Akins September 20th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

        Actually, the case he was convicted of is different than this one. He goes to court for this “incident” next month, and I heard about his conviction in July. It’s embarrassing, but I will admit that I love football. Its a real “brokeback” issue for me. We would not have heard about this one because he intimidated the young woman and threatened to kill himself if she said anything. She only stepped forward to press charges after the tide of public opinion turned after Ray Rice.

  2. LowLifeLiberal September 18th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    NFL should invest in Corporate Prisons, football forever!