The NFL previously asked nicely to get access to the court file in the now-dismissed Greg Hardy criminal case. The NFL has now asked not quite as nicely.
According to WBTV.com, the NFL has sued the North Carolina Attorney General and the Mecklenburg County District Attorney in an effort to get the file.
The lawsuit contends that the NFL is legally entitled to see the exhibits introduced into evidence in the bench trial last July that resulted in a finding that Hardy had committed domestic violence against his former girlfriend. After the criminal case was dismissed in February, the NFL filed a request with the court to obtain the exhibits. The lawsuit claims the materials were returned to the district attorney, who allegedly has refused to surrender the materials to the NFL.
Whatever the outcome, the move highlights that the NFL still has more work to do before determining whether Hardy will be suspended for violating the personal conduct policy.