Domestic Violence Case Against Panthers’ Greg Hardy Dismissed

Greg Hardy

Carolina Panthers’ defensive end, Greg Hardy’s domestic abuse trial was scheduled to begin Monday morning, but the case was dismissed when Hardy’s accuser and former girlfriend, Nicole Holder, didn’t show up to testify in court.

Last summer, a judge found Hardy guilty on counts of assault against Holder, but after appealing the conviction, Hardy was assigned a jury trial in Superior Court. Prosecutors cited a settlement agreement between the two parties and Holder pulling a no-show at court as reasons to dismiss the case.

The judge presiding over the case accepted the dismissal.

A statement issued by the Panthers stated:

“We are aware of the decision by the district attorney’s office to dismiss charges against Greg Hardy. Greg remains on the Commissioner’s Exempt List and the NFL has advised us to allow it to complete its review under the Personal Conduct Policy. There is no change in his status at this time.”

The NFL has yet to comment if the league will issue any punishment against Hardy.