Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is free on $17,000 bond on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats.
Authorities say both Hardy and the victim were intoxicated at the time of the domestic incident.
Hardy has also been ordered to attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings each week.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say Hardy got into a fight with his 24-year-old girlfriend at an uptown apartment Tuesday morning.
He signed a franchise tag tender with the Panthers in March, and is set to make more than $13 million next season if he doesn’t sign a long-term extension before July 15th.