Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will not play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, reports NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Greg Hardy is inactive.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 14, 2014
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.
Panthers official says Hardy's legal situation has not changed. ie, Deactivation was made based on team decision, not court-related.— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 14, 2014
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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