Think horrible behavior. Now think the NFL. Think the NFL Players Association. Now think Jerry Jones, owner of Americas team, The Dallas Cowboys. Finally, think of the individual who connects them all, one Greg Hardy.
Greg Hardy is a defensive end playing for the Dallas Cowboys. He signed a contract this past March for $11.3 million. As most know, Hardy is a woman beater.
Deadspin published a detailed account of his case last week along with a gallery of photos that show the various injuries victim Nicole Holder suffered to her back, legs, foot, arms, neck and chin in Charlotte a year-and-a-half ago.
Jerry Jones, executive vice president Stephen Jones and head coach Jason Garrett have said repeatedly that the organization did its due diligence before signing Hardy.
Jerry Jones reiterated that stance in a statement released by the Cowboys. “While we did not have access to the photos that became public, we were and are aware of the serious nature of this incident,” Jones said. “We as an organization take this very seriously.
“We do not condone domestic violence. We entered into the agreement with Greg fully understanding that there would be scrutiny and criticism. We have given Greg a second chance. He is a member of our team and someone who is grateful for the opportunity he has been given to move forward with his life and his career.”
We have given Greg a second chance. He is a member of our team and someone who is grateful for the opportunity he has been given to move forward with his life and his career.”
So what does this all mean?
-“We do not condone domestic violence.” Wow Jerry, what a revealing bit of sensitivity that is!
-The Cowboys organization “did its due diligence before signing Hardy.” Yo Jerry, if this guy passed your due diligence, what were you looking for, the second coming of Idi Amin?
-“We have given Greg a second chance. He is a member of our team…”.
Let’s summarize all this. Per all available information this Hardy guy is scum. You wouldn’t want him living next door, giving someone you knew a ride home or even sitting at the table next to you in a bar. And everyone I know sure as Hell wouldn’t want him on their football team. Never mind why the guy isn’t in jail. This guy epitomizes the worst kind of human behavior there is. And he is getting paid $11.3 million. Because he is a really skilled pro football player.Step up, buy your tickets, cheer, buy the guys jersey.
What does it really mean? Any NFL team and the NFL Players Association would open their arms and welcome The Green River Killer, Ted Bundy and Jack the Ripper. If they were 6’3″, 240 pounds and ran a 4.4.