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Panthers star Greg Hardy arrested

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy will spend Tuesday night in jail after being arrested on misdemeanor charges of assault on a female and communicating threats.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Julia Rush said in an email to The Associated Press Hardy will spend the night in Mecklenburg County jail and will have a court appearance Wednesday morning in Charlotte.

Hardy turned himself in Tuesday and was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office where he was booked. He appeared before the magistrate where he was not issued bond.

It is normal procedure for suspects in domestic violence cases to be denied bond as part of a 24-hour cooling off period.

The Panthers said in a statement, "We are very disappointed to learn of the allegations involving Greg and are concerned for all parties as we continue to investigate."

Hardy's agent Drew Rosenhaus declined comment to The Associated Press.

Hardy signed the team's franchise tag tender in March and will make $13.116 million this season if he doesn't sign an extension before July 15.

The 25-year-old Hardy has 26 sacks over the past two seasons with the Panthers, including a franchise-tying 15 in 2013.

According to the police report, patrol officers responded to a domestic violence assault call for service at 4:18 a.m. Tuesday in Charlotte.

The report states that upon arrival officers spoke to the victim, a 24-year-old white female, who advised that she had been physically assaulted and threatened by Hardy. The victim also stated that she and Hardy had been in a relationship since September 2013.

The report also states the victim suffered bruises and scratches, but refused treatment.

After talking with the woman, police obtained warrants to arrest Hardy.

The Panthers recently agreed to give Hardy a $1.3 million advance on his franchise tag if he attends the team's voluntary offseason workouts.

Hardy has been a flamboyant personality since joining the Panthers and regularly refers to himself as the "Kraken," after a mythical sea creature.

A motorcycle accident before his second season with the team left Hardy with severe skin burns and prevented him from participating in the team's training camp, although he still made it back for the 2011 season.

He has long been one of the outspoken players in the locker room, predicting a late-season win against Atlanta in 2012.

He has also been one of the most productive the past two seasons, earning him the franchise tag tender even though the Panthers are strapped under the salary cap.

By keeping Hardy, the Panthers were forced to let other free agents walk, including safety Mike Mitchell, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and wide receivers Brandon LaFell, Ted Ginn Jr. and Domenik Hixon. The team also released wide receiver Steve Smith.

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tbplayer44 May 13 2014 at 8:14 PM

Hmmm... another professional athlete beating his girlfriend... no one cares anymore... it is expected. Date a Black Pro Athlete (or hip-hop fraud) and at some point, he will physically hurt you. If you think that is racist, then please provide the links that show a White Pro Athlete, in the past 5 years, who beat his wife or girlfriend.... (Dont waste time on Google... it doesnt exist) It is a Culturally acceptable practice amongst the Black Culture in America, and the Sharia Culture abroad.

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R. St. Thomas MD May 14 2014 at 12:01 AM

I realize, as it is written, "that there is none righteous, no, not one." Now does it stretch anyone's imagination to understand why Donald Sterling said the things he did? Just sayin

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Steve May 13 2014 at 11:32 PM

No! Say it ain't so! Another one with more money than brains....

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Ed Steve May 13 2014 at 11:50 PM

A lot of these guys would have more money than brains even if they were on welfare instead of making millions in the NFL. Sometimes I think that the professional sports leagues should apply for government grants for keeping so many people out of prison, at least for a while.

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Oscar Ed May 14 2014 at 3:44 AM

At least sports keeps them off the street corners.

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geeszabs May 13 2014 at 11:27 PM

Just another low life classless punk ass slug..............

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mschievly May 13 2014 at 11:26 PM

not a question of dating his "own' kind as they are both part of the human race---but whats w/ the anger issues---only men w/ anger issues hit women! cowards!

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savan1014 mschievly May 14 2014 at 2:28 AM

Because he thinks he is a hot shot, and black.

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Charles Jones savan1014 May 14 2014 at 4:27 AM

race has nothing to do with it except to a racist like yourself. it's all pink inside bro.

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heb018 May 13 2014 at 11:21 PM

bad boy bad boy

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weeeally May 13 2014 at 10:20 PM

Good for his dumb ass. Maybe he will learn a little something about why he should stay with his own kind. White women for centuries have been the down fall of the black man. Yet, these stupid, ignorant ass NEGROES are still falling for the lipless, buttless snowflakes, all because they are the forbidden fruit. Dumb dumber and dumbest

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R. St. Thomas MD weeeally May 13 2014 at 11:55 PM

You need to ask yourself, do you really think you'd be happy with a man/child calling himself "The Kraken?" Do you really think that a man/child could love, cherish and honor you in a manner that you would want? Like attracts like; he's trash so you shouldn't have any problems coming to a conclusion about her. Don't envy; be thankful that you weren't the one calling the cops as you feared for your life.

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Charles Jones weeeally May 14 2014 at 4:28 AM

what a dumb, narrow minded comment.

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twentymonths May 13 2014 at 10:04 PM

cut him now, it will only get worse. remember carruth?

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nevadabeautyteam May 14 2014 at 1:46 AM

will he be banned from NLF for life for his mistake?

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TitanGirl May 14 2014 at 12:04 AM

why isn't Solange in jail?

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