Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney put on leave after allegations of harassment

Marie Harrington
February 8, 2018

The interim general manager of the Carolina Panthers has been placed on paid administrative leave after his ex-wife accused him of harassment.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Jeanne Hurney withdrew her complaint, but her attorney couldn't be reached for comment Tuesday night.

Marty Hurney, who interviewed for the full-time GM job last week, informed the team of the complaint Sunday, and the team then informed the league office. The NFL has launched an investigation of its own under the personal-conduct policy.

On top of the possible home violence, Jeanne included in her complaint that she believes Marty or his associates broke into her home where the "intruders" placed notes in her books around words like "terrorize" and "victim". A hearing is scheduled for February 16.

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Kathi Lucchesi, one of Marty Hurney's lawyers, said the allegations are "complete fiction", according to the paper.

Jeanne alleges Marty was emotionally abusive during their relationship and that he has broken into her computer on multiple occasions since their divorce. She said in the complaint that her phone, laptop and security system have been hacked and that she changed her locks three times in three days last summer. The NFL has named former USA attorney Mary Joe White to lead the probe into the Richardson allegations.

Adding to the drama was Jeanne Hurney's withdrawal of her complaint. In late December, Jeanne Hurney filed a motion to receive more alimony, given Hurney's return to the Panthers.

The protective order wasn't immediately turned into a restraining order by a local district judge. The other known candidates include Lake Dawson, Jimmy Raye III, and Martin Mayhew.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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