We have received confirmation that #Carolina #Panthers defensive end, Greg Hardy, was arrested on domestic violence charges.
— Amanda O'Hara (@OHaraFOX46) May 13, 2014
How will this affect the Kraken's future in Carolina and his value on the free agency market? Could Gettleman use this as leverage to negotiate a long-term deal for a much cheaper price? Granted that these charges are not terribly serious, but more in line with some verbal threat, such as "I'm going to...," I say Gettleman goes and bails out the Kraken and negotiates the deal right then and there on the back of his citations.
On a related note, just how much did Hardy's arrest cost him? This will be one expensive hiccup when it is all said and done, where it will have some tangible cost if he does negotiate a long-term deal. It may not be anything that prevents him from getting paid, but there has to be some sort of monetary impact.
Twitter Reactions to Greg Hardy's arrest:
@redsoxfitted @Cat_Chronicles noooooooooo damn it!!! You can't be acting stupid like that now!!!! Hope it's a misunderstanding...
— Ryan Maust (@RyanMaust) May 13, 2014
Cam had surgery, Steve Smith is gone, and Greg Hardy was arrested. #KeepPounding
— not Brett Surmons (@BrettSurmons) May 13, 2014
“@wcnc: #BREAKING: #Panthers Greg Hardy arrested for domestic violence: http://t.co/xfBM57ZDQM #CLTNews #DEVELOPING” DARN IT! #Disappointed
— Robyn (@Robyn780) May 13, 2014
@ItsGHardy get it together bro much luv #keeppounding
— BUDDRO (@Buddrobrady) May 13, 2014
@ItsGHardy what the shit you hooligan better be some bull$&@? Sitting on a payday and u pull some stuff like this, no chip no #keeppounding
— IMcCall (@Cardiac_Cats) May 13, 2014