Please care to pause at 23 second, where you notice Greg Hardy in full uniform dress(obviously not looking too happy).
So RoaringRiot and the rest and stop spreading rumors he watched the game from a strip club, or threw a hissy fit and went home for the day. A bunch of attention whores in here that try to pretend they know something to seem more important then they are
To break it down quite simply we're looking at 4 big scenarios:
We release him and he's found innocent (looks bad but not detrimental. We would be overly reactive but he has no contract after this season)
We release him and he's found guilty (He would likely get a season ban and a UFA 2015/16, adios)
We play him and he's found innocent (What many here suspect will be the outcome already because everyone Panther related looks good in this scenario)
We play him and he's found guilty (sh*t)
I think playing him and keeping him on the team is the greater risk but a greater reward if it works out. However the downsides of releasing him on his tag-contract are far less and if he's not convicted I don't see it being that bad for us.
I would have to agree with you.
Regardless of what the outcome of the trial will be in November, punishing him before the legal process is completed if he is ultimately found innocent really won't look any better than playing him if he were to be later found guilty. It's not an ideal situation either way.
But we've got $13 million tied up in him that could have went elsewhere. My stance is that he hasn't had his jury trial yet, let him play.
Is he a Panther? No? Then hating him is not absurd.
The poo people say about him on this board, some of it with borderline racist undertones, really isn't all that different from the ignorance that we've seen directed at our own quarterback. Yeah we lost to the 49ers in the playoffs last year, but it's 2014 now, move on.