Greg Hardy wants ‘crapload of money’ from Panthers

If the Panthers want to retain the services of Greg Hardy, it’s not going to be cheap.

The soon-to-be free agent defensive end told’s Dan Hanzus that he’s waiting for Carolina to offer him a “crapload of money.”

Earlier on Friday, it was reported that Hardy and the Panthers had not yet begun contract negotiations.

“They are still working on their cap situation as I understand,” Hardy told the Charlotte Observer. “We’re playing the waiting game right now…. If they can afford me, man, I’d love to be there. That’s my team. My family. We got a good thing going right now.”

Hardy may come off a tad egregious, but his resume speaks for itself. A stalwart on the team’s defensive line, he’s racked up 120 tackles, 26 sacks, and a Pro Bowl appearance over the last two seasons.

Still only 25-years-old, the “Kraken” would draw a considerable amount of interest if unleashed on the open market. Expect him to get his monetary wish fulfilled one way or another.

Zack Kelberman
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  • Dirty white boy

    Calm down Greg! What about the hometown discount you promised.