by the time he is found not guilty he won't be on the team anymore. And then the Panthers will look kinda of stupid for not standing beside a player and believing in him.
This is why the Panther Org want high character players so they never have to deal with the realities of life, that some time bad sh!t happens to good people and it's time for the Panthers to get over the Rae Carruth BS and take chances from time to time and I think Greg Hardy is the perfect player to take that chance on.
The "high-character" thing is such a farce. It's the NFL. If you fielded a team full of guys with no records, you'd have the worst team in the history of the league. I also don't think Jerry really cares about that - I think it's something the media has propagated. Hell, the starting quarterback was sanctioned for theft in college.