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Panthers star guilty of assaulting his girlfriend

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Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers has been found guilty of assault on his girlfriend according to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review.

The star defensive end of the Panthers has been vying for a new deal after being franchise tagged by the organisation, but instead of a new contract it seems Hardy will face a new conviction.

Hardy was found guilty on both counts of assault on a female and communicating threats to the woman believed to be the 25-year olds girlfriend.

Hardy's accused faced a 10-hour long trial before Judge Becky Thorn Tin ruled that the testimony provided was enough evidence to find Hardy guilty of assault, despite the fact that Nicole Holder (victim) admitted using cocaine on the night of the incident.

The NFL star was handed a 60 day suspended sentence and also given 18 months on probation, the next course of action is for Hardy to appeal the sentence with hopes of a jury trial.

The Panthers player will be expecting action off the National Football League as well very soon, he will be subject to punishment by the league under the personal conduct policy.

Carolina and Hardy were believed to not be working on a long time term extension for the player despite the deadline, the franchise tag placed on the defensive end will mean that the Panthers are hooked to his $13.1million salary.

All throughout the case Hardy's agent Drew Rosenhuas was sat with his client, the future of the star defensive end looks uncertain at the moment and Hardy awaits the news off the league for any further punishment he may face.

Also while he waits, Hardy has been ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous as per the original conditions of the bond still in effect, also he will be unable to have any contact to the woman he allegedly assaulted, Nicole Holder.

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