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June 05, 2013

Greg Hardy expanding his social media reach

Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is expanding his social media reach – for better or worse.

Hardy began posting as a verified user Wednesday on reddit, a social media site where users share links to stories and post comments on message boards.

Hardy caused a bit of a stir on Twitter last summer when he posted a photo via Instagram showing the speedometer of his Bentley locked in above 100 mph. A tweet about it, with the the text “Ride n in the big B” is still posted on Hardy's Twitter feed, although the photo has been taken down.

Hardy was injured in a motorcycle wreck during the summer of 2011, missing the first three weeks of training camp after badly skinning the left side of his body.

Most of Hardy's early interactions on reddit were with fans of other teams, complimenting him for his role in the success of their fantasy teams.

But with Hardy, whose alter-ego on game days is a mystical sea monster known as the Kraken, you never know what might come out in his online forums.

--Joseph Person


Posted by Observer Sports on June 5, 2013 at 11:58 AM | Permalink


The Kraken!!! Hardy is easily my most favorite Panther. Please lock this man up long term Gettlemen.

Posted by: D.W.G. | Jun 5, 2013 12:07:48 PM

So Person, are you back covering the Panthers for CO?

Posted by: Jones | Jun 5, 2013 12:49:55 PM

give hardy a weekly column to say whatever he wants in the CO. Come on, do it. we need something entertaining!

Posted by: big gulps | Jun 5, 2013 2:30:10 PM

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