Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and communicating threats charges, WSOC-TV reported Tuesday.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) police, the alleged incident involving Hardy's girlfriend occurred early Tuesday morning. Police responded to a call at 4:18 a.m. ET and the alleged victim said she was physically assaulted and threatened by Hardy.
"We are very disappointed to learn of the allegations involving Greg and are concerned for all parties as we continue to investigate," the Panthers said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon.
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 a team-record 15 sacks. In the past two seasons, Hardy has accounted for 26 sacks.