Following a two-week investigation into harassment claims and a brief waiting period, Marty Hurney has officially been announced as the Carolina Panthers general manager.
In a release, the team said the interim tag has been removed from Hurney’s title.
“I gained a lot of perspective being away and then back in an interim role last season. I feel that I am the best person to help Ron and this team moving forward. We have a really special core of players in place, and I’m extremely excited about the direction we are headed.”
Although Hurney’s ex-wife withdrew her complaint, the NFL conducted an investigation and found he had not violated the league’s policy. The Panthers recently reinstated him.
Hurney previously was the GM from 2002-2012, drafting several key players of the 2015 NFC Championship team. Those included Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Jonathan Stewart, among others.
Hurney had served as the interim GM in 2017 after Carolina fired Dave Gettleman during the summer.