Carolina Panthers linebacker Greg Hardy, who was convicted with assault and threatening his then-girlfriend over the offseason, has been placed on the NFL's exempt list today. As a result, Hardy is saddled with an indefinite ban from the team. However, he will still be paid his full, weekly salary for the duration of the ban. Hardy played for the Panthers during Week 1, but was de-activated last Sunday right before Carolina's game against the Detroit Lions.
A definite length on Hardy's punishment will likely be decided after his appeal trial on November 17, during which Hardy will receive a full trial by jury. In Hardy's court case over the summer, the Panthers linebacker was accused with hitting his then-girlfriend and strangling her. She says she was also threatened by Hardy with a rifle.