Report: NFL could intervene in Greg Hardy case

9m ago

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy might get a call from the NFL soon regarding his ongoing legal issues. 

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the league may intervene in Hardy's case, suspending him without pay for violating the personal-conduct policy. 

Hardy was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in May, but because he appealed the ruling, the NFL decided not to penalize him until the case has been resolved. Additionally, there was no transcript prepared for his case because his initial trial came before a judge, not a jury.

Florio notes that once a transcript is prepared, it would "prudent" for the NFL to view it before making a decision about Hardy.

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday that the situation remains "fluid" and was non-committal about Hardy's status for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

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1:55 PM

Ron Rivera says Panthers don't plan on releasing Hardy; playing status remains unclear

1:55 PM

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera confirmed Monday that troubled defensive end Greg Hardy will continuing practicing with the team this week, and that the organization has not even considered a release. 

Notwithstanding, Rivera said in his media availability that the situation remains "fluid," and was non-committal about Hardy's playing status for Sunday night's matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Rivera maintained the team will continuing conducting their "due diligence" with regards to Hardy's alleged domestic incident.  

The 26-year-old, who was inactive in Carolina's Week 2 win over the Detroit Lions, set the Panthers' single-season sack record with 15 last season.

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Sept 14, 5:24 PM

Ron Rivera on Greg Hardy: 'He will play as we go through this process'

Sept 14, 5:24 PM

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera decided to deactivate Greg Hardy on Sunday, but he may be returning to the field soon. 

Rivera said after Sunday's game that Hardy will play going forward. 

"He will play as we go through this process," Rivera said via ESPN.com. "Hopefully, we get it right."

Hardy was convicted of assaulting a female in July but is currently appealing. 

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Sept 14, 12:10 PM

Panthers' Greg Hardy inactive Sunday vs. Lions

Sept 14, 12:10 PM

After the Carolina Panthers insisted that defensive end Greg Hardy would remain with the team and continue to play amid his looming legal issues surrounding a domestic violence case, Hardy is inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

Whether or not Hardy should be allowed to play has been a highly debated topic following the release and indefinite suspension of now former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, but he will evidently sit out Sunday.