Hardy is set to make $13.1 million this season after signing the team's franchise tag. He took part in most of the Panthers' offseason program.
Hardy's ex-girlfriend, Nicole Holder, claims Hardy had been angry about her brief relationship with the rapper Nelly. Hardy's attorney contends that Holder attacked Hardy and a 911 call backs up his story. Hardy is charged with misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor communicating threats.
Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said at the time of Hardy's arrest that the team would "let the legal process take its course" before deciding on any possible discipline.