Following his arrest, Hardy turned over 10 legally owned guns that were in his home at the time of the incident. In a protective order request, Hardy's accuser claimed Hardy "threw me onto a couch covered in assault rifles and/or shotguns."
Hardy, who tied a team record with 15 sacks last season, is set to make $13.116 million this season after signing the team's franchise tag and failing to work out a long-term deal before Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.
The Panthers and NFL officials have stated they will wait for the legal process to play out before deciding on any discipline for the star defender.