Panthers deactivate Greg Hardy

The Carolina Panthers have deactivated defensive end Greg Hardy.

Hardy has been convicted by a judge of domestic violence assault and played last week.

However, the team made an abrupt change following a week where the NFL was under scrutiny due to the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson cried this week when discussing Hardy, saying he's doesn't feel "indifference" to the issue.

Hardy is appealing the verdict and will get a jury trial in November.

The Panthers still have to pay Hardy, their franchise player, a $770,588 game check.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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