Honestly I think the best thing for the Panthers moving forward is to cut him. It's highly unlikely that they'd sign him next year if found not guilty in court(which is probably going to move to the off season). If they suspend him for 4 games, they look foolish to the rest of the NFL community/fan base because they let him play week 1, then benched him, then decided on a punishment. It makes them look like they either don't care about a crime being committed or that they support him regardless of the "guilty" verdict in July. If we don't do anything and let it play out, we run the risk of losing sponsors.
So we cut him.... Best solution as a franchise. I'd highly miss him as he was my favorite defender and I would rather we had waited until November before doing anything but it's too late now.
Either Florio has it right or peter does. Either way put the heat on the self righteous media assholes for a change
i'd lean toward Florio being right since he is actually a lawyer. he's on Mac Attack every wednesday and even he says that Hardy's case is still pending and the Panthers should lean toward letting the process play out
It should also be noted that Rich Eisen was the only reporter that covered the Hardy situation objectively and not-surprisingly he was the only one I saw that did a little research on the NC legal process and mentioned that the appeal of an NC bench trial was different than an appeal of a jury verdict.
That would be because Rich Eisen actually has integrity about him