News: Hardy is inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. That news comes after Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Friday that Hardy would play.
Impact: Hardy was convicted July 15 of assault on a female and communicating threats. He is appealing the ruling. He was active against Tampa Bay in Week 1. Mario Addison is expected to start in Hardy's spot. Carolina's sitting of Hardy comes in the wake of personal conduct incidents involving Baltimore's Ray Rice and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson.