If you’re in Dallas and want Greg Hardy to sign your Panthers memorabilia, you may get $100 instead.
That’s what happened to one man on Monday when he asked the former Panthers defensive end to sign a mini-Panthers helmet, according to the Dallas Morning News. Hardy, now with the Dallas Cowboys, declined to sign the Panthers merchandise.
But then Hardy reached into his pocket, took out a $100 bill and signed it “KRAKEN” for the man.
“That’s for the fans, man,” Hardy told the newspaper. “You got to show love.”
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Before—and in many cases after—Hardy’s arrest in 2014 for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Hardy was a fan favorite among Panthers fans for similar kinds of fan engagements. He once did a reddit Ask Me Anything, and he told fans via Twitter they could meet him at a Charlotte-area mall while he was shopping.
Both of those instances happened on his own and outside the Panthers’ purview.
That endeared Hardy to fans in Charlotte—at least for a time—and it is continuing in Dallas.
“He’s playing exceptional,” Jeremy Smith, the 37-year-old fan who got the $100 bill, told the paper. “He plays with heart. He says what’s on his mind. I don’t have a problem with that. It may be a distraction, but I don’t care, he’s on our team, so I could care less.”