PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy, awaiting a jury trial on domestic violence charges, has agreed to go on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List.

What this means, according to Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com, is that Hardy will not play in this Sunday’s game against the Steelers. 

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While sitting out though, Hardy will receive his salary from the Panthers.

While under this rule, Hardy wouldn’t be allowed to participate in team activities or games, Carolina General Manager Dave Gettleman has said Hardy will be allowed at the team facility.

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The Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list has become a popular tool for teams to use all of a sudden as the Minnesota Vikings placed running back Adrian Peterson on it stemming from his off the field issues.

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