Panthers Interim GM Marty Hurney Placed On Leave After Harassment Complaint

Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney placed on leave after allegations by ex-wife

Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney placed on leave after allegations by ex-wife

Hurney was named the team's interim general manager in July 2017 after Dave Gettleman was sacked.

The Carolina Panthers have placed interim general manager Marty Hurney on paid leave after harassment claims surfaced.

According to the Charlotte Observer, Hurney and his wife divorced in 2014, but she is alleging Carolina's interim GM has been harassing her for years.

The judge who presided over the case, however, said that there no evidence that would point to Hurney committing any form of violence against Jeanne. The next time the two will meet in court will be on February 16th for a hearing on the complaint.

NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said the league will investigate Hurney's situation under its personal conduct policy.

The protective order wasn't immediately turned into a restraining order by a local district judge. The team had notified the National Football League that Jeanne Hurney had filed a complaint with Mecklenburg District Court and sought a restraining order against Marty Hurney, according to a Charlotte Observer report. "My privacy has been violated for the past seven years with Martin's behaviors of tracking me, my pets and violating my property", the complaint said.

Her complaint alleged that her ex-husband or his associates had recently broken into her home and classroom, according to the paper.

In an exclusive interview with FOX 46 in July, Hurney talked about how thrilled he was to get a second chance with the Panthers, but that his life had truly been put into perspective with a new marriage and the birth of a new baby girl. The Panthers hadn't yet made a decision on whether he, or one of the other three candidates, would take over.

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