With no contract in 2015, Greg Hardy’s career with the Panthers may be over. Will he still have an NFL future though?
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Earlier today it was revealed that Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy will have his assault trial postponed until next year, meaning he in all likelihood will not play again for the Panthers this season.
Hardy was arrested on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats in May. He requested a jury trial after being found guilty by a judge in July. The star DE who recorded a Panthers record 15.0 sacks in 2013 was placed on the exempt list by the team in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal which rocked the NFL. Hardy is essentially on a paid leave with the team, however, he is not under contract with the team beyond this season.
Citing multiple team sources, the Charlotte Observer‘s Joseph Person reports Hardy is unlikely to play for the Panthers in 2015. The Panthers gave Hardy a franchise tag designation in the 2014 offseason, and with the domestic assault case a stain on his reputation with the team, it is unlikely the Panthers will re-sign him.