Ross Kelly, CBS Local Sports

Greg Hardy has no love for Carolina.

Despite the team drafting him in 2010 and grooming him into a Pro Bowler in 2013, Hardy has no fond memories of the Panthers. The team deactivated him last season and basically paid him not to come to work while he was in the midst of his domestic abuse situation. The team then made no effort to retain Hardy when he became a free agent which helped paved the way to his move to Dallas.

But apparently one Panthers fan didn’t get the memo and tried to have Hardy autograph a Panthers’ mini-helmet during an autograph session. Hardy’s response, per the Dallas Morning News:

“No, I can’t do it.”

Hardy then proceeded to whip out a $100 bill and sign his nickname, “Kraken” on it and handed that to the fan instead:

However, now the fan has a quandary on his hands. He has a Hardy autograph and $100 bill, but he can’t keep both the autograph and the money. Does he hang on to the autograph and lose the ability to spend the 100 bucks or does he spend the money and lose the autograph?

It’s an interesting dilemma, but I know that if I’m a Cowboys fan and I want a Hardy autograph; I’m walking up with Panthers gear and hoping I get the same result as this fan.

Ross Kelly is an Associated Producer for CBS Local Sports. He is from Louisiana and is a fan of all sports, but not of any teams (except LSU). He can be reached at