Greg Hardy is set to be a free agent this offseason, but the NFL is working hard to make sure no matter what happens to him, he serves a suspension.
Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is going to be a free agent this offseason but he’s going to be slapped with some sort of punishment for being violent with a female. That’s not cool with the law, it’s not cool with people who have their heads screwed on tight and it’s most certainly not cool with the NFL.
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While Hardy has yet to be punished for what he did — being the only player this year to have gotten away with his crime — his time seems to be coming.
According to NFL scribe Jason Cole, the NFL is going to do everything it can to make sure Greg Hardy serves some sort of a suspension for the domestic violence allegations against him.
People tend to forget that there was indeed a conviction against Hardy in this matter, but the case fell apart after the key witness disappeared. That is where the case against hardy fell apart and ended, but the fallout from that incident is still something the NFL wants to get involved with.
The heavy-handedness of the NFL with Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson is going to be the focus of the Hardy punishment, but there also seems to be less public attachment to Hardy then there was with Peterson and Rice. That’s not to say their actions were excused, but it may be that with all that has happened, whatever ends up being doled out in terms of a punishment for Hardy will be more easily accepted.
Either way, Greg Hardy is going to have to pay for what he did and that means a suspension next season with however he signs with.
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