Greg Hardy RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hearing over Hardy exhibits is postponed

    Pro Football Talk "Next Tuesday, the dispute between the NFL and North Carolina prosecutors over documents introduced into last July’s trial in Greg Hardy’s criminal case had been scheduled to go to court. That now won’t happen. Via David Newton of, the two sides agreed to delay the effort. “The..." March 27

  • Jerry Jones says Greg Hardy has paid 'terrific price' for off-the-field actions

    Sporting News "The Cowboys' signing of Greg Hardy is a hot topic, but obviously not too hot for Jerry Jones. Jones told Pro Football Talk Live his newly signed defensive end has paid a “terrific price” for his domestic violence case in Charlotte, N.C. “Had he not had this incident, his contract would be..." March 26

  • Panthers owner says it was his decision to let Greg Hardy walk

    The Score "Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said Monday that he was the one who made the call not to re-sign defensive end Greg Hardy. "Whose call would you think that would be?'' Richardson told David Newton of at the NFL owners meetings. Asked why he made the decision, Richardson..." March 23

  • New Cowboy Greg Hardy: 'I don't care if [you] like me'

    Fox Sports Southwest "The signing of Greg Hardy has been controversial for the Dallas Cowboys. While the organization clearly believes in second chances, many have asked do the Cowboys have any 'moral obligations' when it comes to signing players? Hardy remains on the commissioner's exempt list after being found..." March 23

  • Greg Hardy has a team, the Cowboys, but still no starting date for his 2015 NFL season

    Washington Post "Greg Hardy has a team for the 2015 NFL season. When he’ll actually be eligible to play for that team, the Dallas Cowboys, remains to be seen. The Cowboys agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract with Hardy, the former Pro Bowl defensive end for the Carolina Panthers who spent almost all of..." March 19

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Per source, Bucs have lost interest in DE Greg Hardy. So unless someone else gets involved, he'll apparently be a Cowboy.

  • Cowboys could finalize deal for pass rusher Greg Hardy by Wednesday, sources say

    Dallas Morning News "Efforts to build the most competitive roster possible don’t always hinge on finding the right kind of guy. Sometimes, it’s driven by finding the right kind of pass rusher. Greg Hardy is unquestionably the latter. The best defensive player remaining on the free-agent market spent part of..." March 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    For now, forget about Seattle and Tampa being involved. Dallas is undisputed favorite to land free-agent DE Greg Hardy.

  • Sources: Cowboys Negotiating With DE Greg Hardy

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "Late last week, the Cowboys’ position on free-agent pass-rusher Greg Hardy seemed clear: A lot of sacks but a lot of baggage. Their position has changed. Sources tell 105.3 The Fan’s Mike Fisher that the Cowboys have “hit accelerator” and are negotiating with free agent DE Greg Hardy. Terms..." March 16

  • Greg Hardy reportedly drawing interest from six teams

    Sporting News "Without the controversy surrounding his name, Greg Hardy may have been one of the biggest Day 1 signings during free agency, but it looks like he may find a home sooner rather than later. Drew Rosenhaus, Hardy’s agent, said Friday at least six teams are after the Pro Bowl defensive..." March 13

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    Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report

    Hearing Greg Hardy in discussions with Raiders. I would say 60-40 he gets a deal with Oakland. #NFLFreeAgency

  • No immediate resolution after Greg Hardy meets with NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Greg Hardy’s effort to come off the commissioner’s exempt list before free agency starts next week took him to New York on Wednesday for a meeting with league officials. Hardy has been on the list since the second week of the 2014 season as a result of domestic violence charges that led to a..." March 05

  • NFL: Hardy, on exempt list, OK to sign deal "Carolina Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list. "There's nothing to prevent a player on the exempt list without a contract from signing a new one," league spokesman Greg Aiello..." March 05

  • Greg Hardy to meet with NFL officials on Wednesday

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is scheduled to meet with NFL officials Wednesday in New York about his domestic violence case, according to a league source with knowledge of the meeting. The NFL began an investigation of Hardy last month after the misdemeanor charges against him..." March 03

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    And @ProFootballTalk said, the Doty ruling will likely become a part of Greg Hardy's argument for immediate reinstatement.

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    #Panthers DE Greg Hardy will seek immediate reinstatement following today's Adrian Peterson ruling, per a league source. ... More coming.

  • Should Panthers re-sign Greg Hardy? Twitter poll overwhelmingly says yes "The votes are in and 80.3 percent of you said the Carolina Panthers should re-sign defensive end Greg Hardy, with 42.8 percent of those that said yes stipulating conditions. I put this to an unscientific vote Monday on Twitter. Sixty-one responded. I’m not sure if the low number shows a lack..." February 17

  • Greg Hardy Wants to Return, Has Support in Panthers’ Locker Room

    Black and Blue Review "Greg Hardy may not have played his final game with the Carolina Panthers, after all. In the days since his domestic violence case was dismissed, this is what I’ve been hearing: Hardy has made it clear to the Panthers he wants to return. He has also started working on this list of what he’d need..." February 13

  • NFL formally seeks access to Greg Hardy court file

    Pro Football Talk "In the post-Ray Rice NFL, a first-time offender under the personal-conduct policy who has his case dismissed doesn’t get a slap on the wrist. Despite the absence of any criminal consequences, guys like Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy could still be suspended. The decision hinges on the..." February 13

  • Bengals have the money and need to sign Greg Hardy

    Washington Post "Greg Hardy, defensive end for the Carolina Panthers, had domestic violence charges dismissed on Monday, but his future in the NFL is in doubt. Hardy was put on the commissioner’s exempt list after one game last season. That means he was suspended with pay, pending the outcome of legal..." February 12

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    Jonathan Jones @jjones9

    The state has reliable knowledge that Holder reached a settlement with Hardy

  • Greg Hardy cleared for big payday, but from whom?

    Sporting News "Now that Greg Hardy can move past his off-field obstacle, he's all clear to break the bank for his on-field services. Hardy will be the most appealing defensive end on the free-agent market. He will get to the market, because after he played only one game for the Panthers in 2014 — franchise..." February 09

  • Greg Hardy charges dismissed "Domestic violence charges against Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy have been dismissed, with his accuser not making herself available to help with the case, prosecutors announced Monday. Hardy's appeal of the 2014 conviction was scheduled to begin Monday morning at the Mecklenburg..." February 09

  • Panthers DE Greg Hardy's trial set to begin Feb. 9

    USA Today "The jury trial of Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is scheduled to begin Feb. 9, the Mecklenburg County (N.C.) District Attorney's Office said Monday. The case will be prosecuted by the district attorney's domestic violence team, the office said in an e-mailed statement. "The DA's..." January 12

  • Greg Hardy's court date pushed to 2015, Panthers career likely over

    SB Nation "With the news that the defensive end's trial has been pushed back to next year, Panthers fans have likely seen the last of Hardy. Greg Hardy had the jury trial for his domestic violence case pushed back to 2015, per a statement today given by the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office. A..." November 05

  • Ron Rivera thinks Greg Hardy should be reinstated if trial postponed

    SB Nation "Rivera doesn't think a rumored postponement of Hardy's domestic abuse trial should cost him more games, arguing that the star defender has already served his punishment. Assuming that reports of Greg Hardy's postponed trial date are true, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera believes the..." November 01

  • Greg Hardy’s trial is continued until after season

    Pro Football Talk "As the Panthers continue to play without defensive end Greg Hardy, they may be playing without him even longer than they had thought. Per a league source, Hardy’s jury trial on domestic violence charges has been postponed. It had been set for November 17. A judge previously found Hardy..." October 31

  • Panthers DE Greg Hardy’s attorney preparing for Nov. 17 trial start

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte attorney for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is preparing for Hardy’s jury trial on domestic violence charges to begin as scheduled next month during the Panthers’ bye week. Chris Fialko said Wednesday he is getting ready for the case to start Nov. 17, which is the..." October 23

  • Reports: Panthers might place star DE Greg Hardy on exempt list

    Fox Sports "Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is meeting with the team Wednesday morning and might be placed on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, which would bar Hardy from all team activities, according to multiple reports. Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was placed on the same..." September 17

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Per source, Greg Hardy has officially agreed to go on the exempt list.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    #NFL says #Vikings Adrian Peterson and #Panthers Greg Hardy under review. New hire Lisa Friel _ former NY prosecutor _ examining both.

  • NFL could intervene soon in Hardy case

    Pro Football Talk "As the Panthers struggle with the question of whether to let defensive end Greg Hardy play in the wake of a judge’s finding that he committed domestic violence, the Panthers may soon be off the hook. Per a league source, the NFL could soon be intervening in the Hardy case, suspending Hardy..." September 16

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Ron Rivera asked if they've discussed releasing Greg Hardy: "No."

  • Greg Hardy won’t be cut by Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL tries to strike the delicate balance between respecting a player’s due-process rights in domestic violence cases and imposing discipline on a player based on an investigation conducted by the team or the league, the Panthers have opted not to take action against defensive end Greg..." September 12

  • Panthers plan to start embattled DE Greg Hardy

    Charlotte Observer "In a week where there’s been as much focus on the field as off it, the Carolina Panthers will start embattled defensive end Greg Hardy. Hardy missed practice Wednesday to meet with his lawyer. He returned Thursday and had two good days of practice, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “He looks..." September 12

  • Goodell: Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald subject to new discipline rules "Even though his alleged actions took place before the NFL put the new domestic violence discipline policy in place, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will be subject to the new policy, Roger Goodell said Wednesday. The commissioner was visiting Wake Forest High School to celebrate the..." September 10

  • Panthers Greg Hardy guilty of assaulting female, communicating threats

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panther Greg Hardy was found guilty Tuesday night of assaulting his former girlfriend and threatening to kill her. Attorneys for the 25-year-old Pro Bowl defensive end announced an immediate appeal. That means Hardy will have a second day in court, this time before a jury and likely..." July 16

  • Greg Hardy Unlikely to Reach Deal by Deadline

    Cat Scratch Reader "Albert Breer is reporting that the Panthers are unlikely to sign DE Greg Hardy to a long-term deal before the deadline expires later today. If the Panthers fail to reach a deal with Hardy today he will play the 2014 season on his franchise tag. Greg Hardy unlikely to sign long-term deal by..." July 15

  • Accuser testimony on Panthers DE Greg Hardy: He threatened to kill me "Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was in a North Carolina courtroom on Tuesday where he pleaded not guilty to charges of communicating threats and assaulting a female. Hardy was charged following an incident in May where he got into an altercation with his girlfriend, Nicole Holder. Holder..." July 15

  • Argument over accuser’s relationship with rapper Nelly made Panthers’ Greg Hardy ‘snap,’ documents say

    Charlotte Observer "In court documents in a civil case that sought a restraining order against Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy, his accuser states that her argument with Hardy stemmed from her short-lived relationship with the rapper Nelly, a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. Nicole Holder, 24, had..." May 16

  • Greg Hardy 911 calls show conflicting information "The story surrounding Greg Hardy's arrest -- the Panthers defensive end was held in jail overnight Wednesday after being brought in for domestic assault Tuesday monring -- continues to become more and more muddled. Wednesday we learned of an allegation from Hardy's girlfriend that he threw her..." May 15

  • Greg Hardy given no contact order, AA meetings, $17K bond "Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested early Tuesday morning on a domestic assault charge in Charlotte. He spent the night in jail (not uncommon in domestic incidents; it's called a "cooling off period") and appeared in court on Wednesday morning. The Mecklenburg County judge handed..." May 14

  • Hardy jeopardizes future with Panthers "The one-liners began Tuesday, soon after news surfaced that Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy had been arrested on charges of domestic violence. The most common: "When will The Kraken be released?" That was an obvious play on Hardy's talking this past season about releasing the..." May 14

  • Panthers DE arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

    WSOCTV "Carolina Panthers player Greg Hardy has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence involving his girlfriend, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. The charge is a misdemeanor, police said. Hardy signed a franchise tag tender with the Carolina Panthers in March. He will make $13.1..." May 14

  • Greg Hardy will get up to $1.3 million advance for participating in offseason program

    Pro Football Talk "When Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy pounced on his one-year, $13.1 million franchise tender, he left open the possibility of staying away from voluntary offseason workouts for leverage in talks toward a long-term deal. He won’t be staying away, and the Panthers have given him $1.3 million..." April 28

  • Greg Hardy signs franchise tender

    Pro Football Talk "On Monday, the annual window for applying the franchise tag closed. On Tuesday, one of the four tagged players already made his move to embrace the restriction on his ability to hit the market. Per a league source, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has signed his one-year, $13.116 million..." March 04

  • Report: Panthers, Hardy are talking

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this month, Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn expressed shock over the failure of the team to commence negotiations with him or any of the other impending Carolina free agents. “I don’t think they’ve talked to anybody, yet — not even Greg Hardy,” Munnerlyn said. They’re..." February 28

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Panthers have notified DE Greg Hardy that the franchise tag will be applied to him, per league source.

  • Will Panthers use franchise tag on Greg Hardy?

    Charlotte Observer "The first day of franchise tag season has come and gone with no new developments in the contract situation with Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy. Monday was the first day teams could tag players, and Hardy is thought to be a possible target for one on the heels of his franchise record-tying 15..." February 18

  • Release the Kraken? Carolina Panthers may be forced to do so

    Charlotte Observer "The Panthers were about $16 million over the salary cap when general manager Dave Gettleman was hired last January. A little more than a year later, the Panthers sit nearly $16 million below the projected $126.3 million cap for 2014. The $16 million figure includes the $11.6 million the..." February 08