The trial for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has reportedly been postponed from mid-November until after the season.
Hardy's trial was supposed to take place on Nov. 17. He is appealing a guilty ruling given by a judge in a preliminary trial for domestic violence charges.
The defensive end was convicted in July of assaulting a woman and communicating threats. It was determined that Hardy threw his ex-girlfriend into a bathtub, choked her, threatened to kill her and then threw her onto a futon covered with semi-automatic rifles and shotguns.
ProFootballTalk reports that Hardy "resisted the postponement," and wants the case to play out so he can return. The NFL has said it won't discipline Hardy until the conclusion of his trial.
Greg Hardy had been texting teammates, planning to be at facility near his trial date. He was confident he would be found not guilty & play— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 30, 2014
Hardy played in the Panthers' Week 1 game before being deactivated for Week 2. He then agreed to be placed on the Commissioner's Exempt list until the outcome of his trial. He continues to be paid his $13.1 million salary while on the list.
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