Greg Hardy was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend but is appealing – that didn’t stop the Panthers from de-activating him for Week 2.
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The Carolina Panthers have scratched DE Greg Hardy for Week 2. The decision comes in the wake of the domestic abuse suspension of RB Ray Rice – Hardy was recently convicted of assaulting his girlfriend and apparently the stress of having such a controversial figure on the team for the game was too much for the Panthers to deal with.
Hardy is currently appealing the ruling but has not been formally disciplined by the NFL. Hardy made the Pro Bowl in 2013 after recording 15.0 sacks for the Panthers.