If I were Rivera and Company, I would make the move on Friday to announce his deactivation from the game on Sunday. I would at least make Pittsburgh prepare as if there is a possibility he may play.
I don't see how you let him play this week though, not after the move was made last week. If you trot him out there on Sunday, everything you did last week will be erased. The media will put Jerry, DG, and Rivera on public trial and convict them of not being sensitive enough to women and domestic violence.
I think most here are in the same agreement that this whole process is fugged up, but unfortunately Hardy has been convicted in the court of public opinion, and he is guilty until proven innocent. No move which results in Hardy playing another snap until (or IF) he is cleared of the charges, will result in anything positive for those three men or the Panthers as a whole.