The No Fun League strikes again.
Carolina Panthers officials confirmed Thursday the NFL informed the team that Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy’s “Kraken” face paint is a violation of the uniform code, according to ESPN’s David Newton.
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Hardy is known for his on-field persona that he calls “The Kraken.” Part of the persona includes painting most of his face with eye black and donning black contact lenses to channel a mythical sea monster.
Panthers officials said they didn’t know what the fine would be for such a violation. A spokesperson from the league office said the rule isn’t new but couldn’t say what fine would accompany the violation.
Hardy led the Panthers in sacks last season with 15. He was given the franchise tag, guaranteeing him $13.1 million in 2014.
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