Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney cleared of violation after investigation
It’s all good news for Carolina Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Hurney has been cleared of any wrongdoing thanks to a recent investigation looking into previous allegations of domestic violence, the NFL has stated.
“We have conducted an investigation into the allegations against Carolina Panthers interim General Manager Marty Hurney, which included a review of available law enforcement and court records, sworn testimony in prior proceedings, and interviews of multiple persons including Mr. Hurney,” the league said in a statement issued to PFT. “We also requested an interview with Mr. Hurney’s former wife, which was declined through her attorney. Our investigation identified no evidence to support an allegation of domestic violence or similar conduct that would constitute a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy.”
The Panthers organization was forced to temporarily place Hurney on administrative leave two weeks ago when the situation first appeared, but he’s now officially been reinstated. The National Football League quickly turned its attention to this issue and resolved it that much quicker.
“Earlier this month, a judge declined to issue a protective order to Hurney’s ex-wife through an “ex parte” proceeding, which means that the effort came without Hurney being represented or involved. Which means that there truly was no evidence that Hurney had done anything wrong.”
Hurney’s wife, Jeanne, alleged that Marty was “extremely controlling and was verbally and emotionally abusive.”
Hurney became the Panthers interim GM after Dave Gettleman was let go last July. He’s still in the running to become Carolina’s full-time GM but will have to compete with others. On Friday, the team confirmed it had also interviewed three others for the position: Buffalo Bills assistant college scouting director Lake Dawson, Houston Texans assistant GM Jimmy Raye II, and San Francisco 49ers personnel executive Martin Mayhew.
After finishing 11-5 and falling in the first round of the tournament, should Hurney continue on as the full-time man, he’ll have a solid team to work with moving forward.