Carolina Panthers’ defensive star Greg Hardy becomes the latest high-profile figure to embroiled in a domestic violence scandal.
While details involving the matter are pretty scarce, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are slapping him with a misdemeanor charge for the time being.
Hardy was charged with assault on a female and communicating threats, according to police.
Hardy is expected to stay in jail until his first court appearance, which is set for Wednesday morning.
The police report states the victim is 24 years old and they have been in an active relationship since September 2013.
In a statement from the Panthers, team officials said, “We are very disappointed to learn of the allegations involving Greg and are concerned for all parties as we continue to investigate.”
Hardy, nicknamed The Kraken, was drafted by Carolina in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and played his college ball at Ole Miss.
Hardy signed a franchise tag tender with the Carolina Panthers in March. He will make $13.1 million next season if he doesn’t sign a long-term extension before July 15.
According to TMZ, police who arrived on the scene say Hardy’s 24-year-old girlfriend had scratches and bruises.
Hardy set a franchise record with 15 sacks last season but this may be one hit he’ll find difficulty gaining props for.
Photo: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department