Prosecutors in North Carolina have dropped domestic violence charges against
Hardy's ex-girlfriend, Nicole Holder, did not show up for Monday's hearing at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, where Hardy was to appeal his 2014 conviction.
In a statement explaining why the charges were dismissed, the district attorney's office cited "reliable information" that Holder and Hardy had reached a settlement.
Hardy received $13.1 million last season as Carolina's franchise player, despite playing just one game. He was deactivated in Week 2 because of his legal situation and then was placed on the commissioner's exempt list for the remainder of the season.