By STEVE REED
AP Sports Writer
The Panthers have re-hired Marty Hurney as their full-time general manager.
This will be Hurney's second stint as Carolina's general manager, having previously worked for the Panthers from 1998-2012, beginning as GM in 2002. Hurney also worked with the Panthers since last July as the interim general manager.
Panthers COO Tina Becker says Hurney did an "exceptional" job in helping the Panthers to an 11-5 season last year and that "Marty's guidance and vision helped build the foundation for this team."
The Panthers reinstated Hurney as interim general manager last week after an NFL investigation found no wrongdoing into charges of harassment by his ex-wife.
Hurney had been on a paid leave of absence during the investigation.