Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer reports that the NFL’s investigation into Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney could be wrapped up soon.
According to Rodrigue, if Hurney is cleared by the NFL of wrongdoing, he will remain a candidate for the Panthers’ GM position.
Before allegations were made by Hurney’s ex-wife, Jeanne Hurney, and he was placed on leave, Hurney was considered to be the frontrunner for the Panthers’ GM position.
Jeanne Hurney withdrew the complaint after a district judge denied the request, saying that he saw no evidence of domestic violence.
Hurney met with NFL investigator Lisa Friel was in Charlotte last week.
The Panthers have also interviewed Bills assistant college scouting director Lake Dawson, 49ers personnel executive Martin Mayhew and Texans assistant GM Jimmy Raye II for the job.
It’s likely that Carolina will want to get their GM position settled at some point in the near future, considering that we’re drawing closer to the Scouting Combine and free agency.
Hurney is currently under contract through June.
During his 13 years as the GM of the Panthers, Hurney’s teams have produced a record of 101-107 (48.55 percent), which including four playoff appearances and one trip to the Super Bowl in 2003.
We’ll have more regarding Hurney as the news is available.