Greg Hardy, defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys, is to be suspended, without pay, for the first 10 games of the 2015 season for assaulting and threatening to kill Nicole Holder, his ex-girlfriend, according to espn.go.com and sbnation.com.
“The NFL’s investigation concluded that Hardy violated the Personal Conduct Policy by using physical force against Nicole Holder in at least four instances,” Hardy’s statement in his legal case, reported nfl.com.
Hardy’s suspension will start on September 5. His suspension will start the same day the Cowboys need to cut their roster to 53 players making people question his future, and the Cowboys drafting strategy, dallascowboys.com.
Hardy only played 1 game in the 2014 season, spending the rest on the commissioner’s exempt list, reported sbnation.com. Hardy had one forced fumble, a sack, and 3 total tackles in the 1 game he played, stated espn.go.com.
“This suspension is something that we anticipated prior to Greg’s signing, and we respect the Commissioner’s ruling. Our organization understands the very serious nature of this matter,” Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones stated, reported nfl.com. He continued, “We will use our resources — work closely with Greg and with the league — to ensure a positive outcome.”