Sep 14, 2014 11:52 AM

Panthers DE Hardy inactive against Lions

The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

That news comes after Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Friday that Hardy would play.

Hardy was convicted July 15 of assault on a female and communicating threats. He is appealing the ruling. He was active against Tampa Bay in Week 1. Mario Addison is expected to start in Hardy's spot.

Carolina's sitting of Hardy comes in the wake of personal conduct incidents involving Baltimore's Ray Rice and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson.

Jonathan Stewart will start for RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh).

Carolina's other inactives are quarterback Joe Webb, linebacker Jason Williams, guards Garry Williams and Andrew Norwell and safety Tre Boston.

Detroit's inactives are safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey, wide receivers Kelvin Ogletree and Ryan Broyles, quarterback Kellen Moore, defensive end Larry Webster.


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