The NFL has been facing intense criticism in the media following recently uncovered video footage of NFL player Ray Rice hitting his then-girlfriend. The public is not happy with how the NFL originally handled the allegations of abuse when they arose last February. Due to this overwhelming negative publicity, NFL teams have been tightening their policies regarding domestic abuse, many of them retrospectively.
One such NFL team is the Carolina Panthers. WFAE reported Thursday that Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will not play until his domestic violence appeal has been resolved. A judge found Hardy guilty of two counts of domestic violence in July and he is now awaiting a jury trial. Charlotte School of Law Professor Christopher Woodyard offered his legal expertise to WFAE in reporting the story.
Listen in to WFAE’s account of the Greg Hardy story here: http://wfae.org/post/panthers-hardy-wont-play-until-domestic-violence-case-resolved.