As far as long-term plans, I think Hardy has enough talent that it's "complicated".
I know the charges against Hardy are serious, but to compare them in any way to Carruth is absurd.
Fact is, teams (including the Panthers) are willing to put up with much more drama from a player with Hardy's talent.
Not complicated. He's gone. Some teams will put up with this (Raiders) but not Panthers. They want a squeaky clean organization. Plus Kony was drafted, Frank still possible talent etc.
Who compared this to Carruth? That is absurd. A bruise and death are slightly different things.