The Carolina Panthers' franchise player might be in serious trouble with the law.
Defensive end Greg Hardy, who received the team's franchise tag and signed a one-year, $13.1 million tender deal after that, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence involving his girlfriend, according to Charlotte police, WSOC-TV reported.
It's a potential misdemeanor charge, according to the report, but that didn't stop the team from issuing a statement of disappontment.
It read: "We are very disappointed to learn of the allegations involving Greg and are concerned for all parties as we continue to investigate."
According to the report, Hardy and the 24-year-old woman have been in an active relationship since September 2013. No word yet on whether the woman or Hardy sustained any injuries.
The Panthers have until July 15 to decide whether to give Hardy a long-term extension, and this incident could complicate the matter. The team drafted defensive end Kony Ealy in the second round of the draft over the weekend.
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