According to The Charlotte Observer, Hardy is accused “of throwing girlfriend Nicole Holder to the floor and into a bathtub, slamming her against a Futon and “strangling” during an argument at his home.”
Police were called to the home early Tuesday morning and reportedly found Holder scratched and bruised. The two had been drinking and the fight took place at an afterparty at Hardy’s Charlotte home.
Hardy allegedly threatened to kill Holder and threw her onto a couch covered in weapons/shotguns that the defensive end bragged were loaded. He also allegedly threatened to shoot her if she reported the assault to anyone.
Holder, 24, and Hardy, 26, have been in a relationship since last year. Holder filed for a restraining order on Wednesday.
Hardy, who made the Pro Bowl last season, was a sixth-round pick by the Panthers in 2010. He fell in the draft because of character concerns and even said he was kicked off Ole Miss’ football team in college. He was in a motorcycle crash in 2011, and he’s been stopped for speeding multiple times. You may remember when he tweeted a picture of himself doing 100 mph a few years ago.Google+