Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested on a suspicion of domestic violence charge, WSOC-TV reported Tuesday.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the alleged incident, which is a misdemeanor, involved his girfriend. Few details were immediately available.
Hardy, selected by the Panthers in the sixth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, signed a franchise tag tender in March that would be worth $13.1 million for the 2014 season if the team is unable to sign him to a long-term extension before July 15.
The 25-year-old Hardy played in all 16 regular-season games for the Panthers last season and finished with 59 tackles and 15 sacks. In the past two seasons, Hardy has accounted for 26 sacks.