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Rice Departs as Hardy Plays Following Assault Conviction

As Ray Rice serves his indefinite suspension from the National Football League, Greg Hardy is set to start for the Carolina Panthers tomorrow even after being convicted of assaulting his former girlfriend.

Hardy, 26, a Pro Bowl defensive end, in July was given a 60-day suspended jail sentence, which he will appeal via a jury trial scheduled for Nov. 17, the day after the Week 11 home game against the Atlanta Falcons. Also tomorrow, defensive end Ray McDonald will suit up for the San Francisco 49ers, two weeks after he was arrested on felony domestic violence charges.