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Free agent Greg Hardy never confesses to his crime

Posted by Betonline team on 4/8/2016 4:57:05 AM
Greg Hardy

Free agent defensive end Greg Hardy went on ESPN with hat in hand, begging for a job.

Here’s the problem. Hardy cannot get a job because he cannot play. Hardy cannot get a job because he beat his girlfriend up and threw her into a bed filled with rifles and assault rifles. He was found guilty of these charges by a judge and was suspended 10 games by the NFL, later reduced to four games.

So what does Hardy do? He does an exclusive interview with ESPN saying he has never put his hands on a woman and that he is innocent of these charges. In other words he lied. Deadspin published 47 photos of bruises and scratches on Nicole Holder’s body. They did not get there by magic.

Hardy, of course, refused to say what happened.

“I don’t think I want to get into a situation like that,” he told Adam Schefter of ESPN. “It’s in the past. I want to say that I’m an innocent man, I’ve been proven not guilty, and it’s a situation that’s in my past. And I feel like, as a grown man, as a football player of my caliber there are situations, inside that situation, where it has nothing to do with the situation, but I could have done better. I should have done better.”

Not even Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who forgives everybody, wants him. Hardy played last season with the Cowboys and Jones called him a great leader. That wasn’t the case. Hardy was abusive, knocked a clipboard out of an assistant coach’s hand and made nasty scenes on the sidelines. In other words, he was also abusive towards his teammates.

When players say they no longer want you around it is highly unlikely other teams will want Hardy. While free agents sign contracts to play one of the most wanted positions in football, Hardy sits. And he should sit.

Hardy said he was found innocent and not guilty. That is not true. The charges were dropped when Holder did not show up for trial. The judge believes she was paid off by Hardy not to show up. This is his answer when asked why Holder did not testify and disappeared.

“To the language of it, it’s dismissed with prejudice,” Hardy said. “So I think that means it had something to do with evidence or something of that nature that they can’t continue the case. And that’s what I got out of it. I just sit back and give you the truth that I know to be the truth and let God take control over it.”

That opened the door for him to play in the NFL after his suspension expired. It was a huge mistake by the Cowboys. It appears if other teams do not want to make the same mistake.

Now Hardy sits on the sidelines with running back Ray Rice who lost his job with the Baltimore Ravens after cameras caught him knocking his girlfriend out on a casino elevator and dragging her out. It shows that the NFL has finally taken a hard stand against domestic abuse.

Hardy may never play again.

Meanwhile, the interview has received some criticism, especially from,” Michelle Beadle who is a co-host on SportsNation which is also on ESPN.

“I feel dirty in that this guy has no job right now and for some reason we’ve decided as a network that we’re going to give him the stage for his redemption tour as he basically goes out and tries to find some employment,” she said. “I don’t understand why we’re doing this.”

It’s easy. Hardy wants a job badly and ESPN was willing to help.

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