Panthers all-pro defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested Tuesday on charges of misdemeanor assault and communicating a threat after police were called to his condo following an alleged altercation with his girlfriend. Hardy appeared in court and was released on bond today, and more details about the alleged assault emerged.
From the Charlotte Observer:
The arrest warrants accuse the Panther lineman of throwing girlfriend Nicole Holder to the floor and into a bathtub, slamming her against a Futon and "strangling" during an argument at his home.
Hardy also said he would kill her, the warrant said, a threat "made in a manner and under circumstances which would cause a reasonable person to believe that the threat was likely to be carried out."
Holder filed for a restraining order against Hardy on Wednesday, according to public records. In her complaint, she accuses Hardy of throwing her on a couch covered "in assault weapons and/or shotguns."
She said he bragged that all of the assault weapons were loaded. As part of the assault, she said Hardy "threatened to shoot me if I went to the media or reported his assaults to anyone."
Holder filed for a restraining order against Hardy today, and the Observer reports that although she did not attend Hardy's hearing, but was spotted in the hallway afterward, her arm in a sling.
During the hearing, Hardy's attorney denied Holder's version of events. He claimed that Holder attacked Hardy and one of his friends, and that Hardy had to call the police when she refused to leave his home.