Greg Hardy 911 calls show conflicting information
A series of 911 calls relating to the Greg Hardy arrest, obtained by CBSSports.com, show conflicting information in the domestic dispute.
The story surrounding Greg Hardy's arrest -- the Panthers defensive end was held in jail overnight Wednesday after being brought in for domestic assault charges Tuesday morning -- continues to become more and more muddled.
Wednesday we learned of an allegation from Hardy's girlfriend that he threw her on a couch that was holding what she claims was a pile of guns.
Later Wednesday 911 calls obtained by CBSSports.com paint a somewhat different picture at first. On the first call Hardy calls into the emergency service and tells the operator he's being chased and attacked by his girlfriend.
(Please be warned all calls may contain explicit language.)
"I’m running around the table right now. She’s trying to hit me with her shoe," Hardy says on the call. "Ah s—t. She broke some glass. F—. F—! She’s trying to hit me with another shoe. I’m behind the bar. I’m not touching her. My manager’s retaining her. She’s still trying to get me."
Hardy then states that his girlfriend "won't let" him close the door to his apartment and she "hit me in the face twice."
"She won’t let me close the door. I can’t touch her to get her out. She’s literally kicking and scratching. My manager’s retaining her," Hardy says. "She tried to hit me once, she hit me in the face twice. I’m trying to stay away from her. Can you please send somebody to help me?"
But Hardy's call doesn't tell the entire story. Another call was obtained, this one from someone identified as a downstairs neighbor who called 911 and claimed that Hardy was "beating her ass."
"Domestic violence. Some girl’s getting her ass beat upstairs. And I heard it. And I seen it," a female voice is heard saying. "He is beating her ass right the f— now. So get here now. I was in the apartment. He’s beating her ass."
A third call is between the dispatcher and the officer.
A fourth call is from another neighbor who called police to offer more information. He acknowledged he was scared to give the officer more info at the time.
"He promised me my name wouldn’t be involved. Because I’m seriously afraid of my neighbor," the man said. "He’s a huge guy. He’s 6’4” and 290 pounds. There were like eight guys right here outside my door. I was kind of afraid to say anything."
According to a report from the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers met with Hardy and his agent Drew Rosenhaus on Wednesday following Hardy's release from jail.
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