Panthers coach Ron Rivera has all but given up on the idea of defensive end Greg Hardy being reinstated after the NFL's decision Tuesday to suspend Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the rest of the season.
Hardy's domestic violence issues are just as serious as those of Peterson's. Rivera seems content to avoid the problems in the locker room and will continue to run his defense without worrying about when he may or may not get Hardy back. Smart move, Ron.
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