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Report: Panthers deactivate Greg Hardy for game against Lions

Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will not play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, reports NFL Network's Albert Breer.

Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has been deactivated for Carolina's game this afternoon against the Lions, reports the NFL Network's Albert Breer.

According to Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer, Carolina's decision was made based on "team decision" and was not "court-related." Hardy played in the team's season opener against the Buccaneers, despite being convicted this summer of assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend. Team officials also state that they are "uncertain" of Hardy's status beyond this week.

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Hardy was drafted by the Panthers in the sixth round of the 2010 draft. He recorded a career-high 15 sacks for Carolina last season and was selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl.

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