Greg Hardy will start the Carolina Panthers' home opener Sunday against the Detroit Lions with no new developments in his domestic violence case.
Hardy missed practice Wednesday to meet with his attorney, but Coach Ron Rivera announced the decision to start Hardy on Friday after the defensive end practiced for a second straight day. Hardy was convicted July 15 of assault on a female and communicating threats, but is appealing.
The team's franchise player, Hardy has not been suspended by the NFL or the Panthers despite his conviction following an altercation with his ex-girlfriend at his apartment in March.
The league has stated it is...