The domestic abuse case against former Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has come to an unexpected halt.
Hardy was arrested in May 2014 after reportedly assaulting his girlfriend Nicole Holder, yet the Charlotte Observer reports that the case had been thrown out after Holder failed to appear in court on Monday.
BREAKING: Domestic violence charges against Greg Hardy dismissed. (will be updated): http://t.co/QrlMyKtHuO
— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) February 9, 2015
Source said this AM that alleged victim in case against #Panthers DE Greg Hardy is may not show up. State has tried to serve her.
— Jason Cole (@JasonPhilCole) February 9, 2015
The news of Monday’s dismissal comes hot on the heels of the Panthers officially cutting ties with Hardy over the weekend. Hardy was convicted in June 2014, but he decided to appeal the decision and was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list for the duration of the legal process, allowing him to collect a cool $13 million from Carolina.
While Dave Gettleman — the Panthers general manager — has made it abundantly clear Hardy has no future with the team, the Pro Bowl pass-rusher is still in the prime of his career and multiple teams are bound to vie for his services this offseason.