Greg Hardy given no contact order, AA meetings, $17K bond

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Greg Hardy was in court on Wednesday.
Greg Hardy was in court Wednesday morning. (USATSI)

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Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested early Tuesday morning on a domestic assault charge in Charlotte. He spent the night in jail (not uncommon in domestic incidents; it's called a "cooling off period") and appeared in court on Wednesday morning.

The Mecklenburg County judge handed Hardy a $17,000 bond along with several other requirements.

Hardy is expected to be released later Wednesday.

The victim in the case was identified as 24-year-old Nicole Holder, who claimed she had a previous relationship with Hardy.

The two parties contest the facts of the incident:

Hardy was also ordered to have no contact with the victim; the victim's attorney filed a protective order against Hardy as well.

Additionally, Hardy was ordered to attend three AA meetings because there was alcohol involved in the incident.

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