Sep 11, 2014 1:47 PM

Panthers defensive end Hardy returns to practice

The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy returned to practice one day after being excused from work to meet with his attorney.

Hardy practiced Thursday in full pads, going through warmups while Eminem's "Lose Yourself" blared in the background from the portable speakers on the field.

Hardy's attorney Chris Fialko said he met with his client Wednesday but wouldn't say what was discussed or why it was necessary for the Pro Bowl player to miss practice.

The team's franchise player was convicted on two domestic violence charges July 15 following an altercation with his ex-girlfriend at his apartment in March. Hardy has appealed and a jury trial is set for Nov. 17.

Carolina has followed the NFL's lead in not suspending Hardy before the appeal is heard.


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