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Decision on Greg Hardy’s next step coming “any time now”

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Over the weekend, it was reported that Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy would decide whether to take legal action in the wake of the appeal ruling that reduced his suspension from 10 games to four early this week.

It’s no longer early this week, and there’s been no decision. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the decision is coming “any time now.”

The source says the goal is to get the decision made by the end of the week, because time is an issue, if litigation will be pursued. With Hardy apparently willing to accept a two-game suspension, which is what his penalty would have been under the pre-Ray Rice Personal Conduct Policy, a ruling from a court would be needed before the Monday after Week Two of the regular season.

Hardy also could seek a preliminary injunction, which would allow him to keep playing until the case is resolved. I could explain the pros and cons of that approach here, or I could link to the Saturday story from PFT explaining all of Hardy’s options, which you probably didn’t read because you don’t like to spend non-work time doing non-work things that can be done while working.

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22 Responses to “Decision on Greg Hardy’s next step coming “any time now””
  1. floratiotime says: Jul 15, 2015 8:53 AM

    They love him in Dallas. Domestic abuse is no big deal there. Must be great to be a woman fan huh?

  2. sbaltimore says: Jul 15, 2015 8:53 AM

    So when can a decision be expected on Brady’s appeal?

  3. mississippininerfan says: Jul 15, 2015 8:57 AM

    Never should have been suspended. If that woman accepted money for to make this go away who are we to be mad when the alleged victim doesn’t care. Man this foo foo society with dreams of nice loving people caring for everyone regardless of moral convictions and if you have them swallow morality this is 2015 America. Hmm whatever libs.

  4. Tilt-Spin says: Jul 15, 2015 9:03 AM

    “you don’t like to spend non-work time doing non-work things that can be done while working”

    It’s like you actually know us, Mike.

  5. hunter300win says: Jul 15, 2015 9:08 AM

    could not have said it better
    @mississippininerfan
    Everyone wants the perfect…. everyone has everything the same and everyone is nice and all hunky dory. News flash Libs this is not a practical way of thinking. Life is not fair, never has been and never will be. Suck it up buttercup!

  6. RegisHawk says: Jul 15, 2015 9:13 AM

    It’s no longer early this week

    Maybe he’s using a different definition of week…like when George Burns told John Denver “When I got up this morning, Einstein was in elementary school”.

  7. overthetop6 says: Jul 15, 2015 9:46 AM

    First, if Hardy signed with your team you would be glad to be getting a great player on the field. So please leave your “Dallas must like domestic abuse” remarks to yourself because it only tells that you wish you want his on-field talent on your team.

  8. overthetop6 says: Jul 15, 2015 9:51 AM

    As a Cowboys fan, the suspension should be 2 games based on the leagues previous policy. However, I think Hardy would be smart to accept the 4 game suspension and acknowledge publicly that he is just grateful, given the circumstances, to have an opportunity to play again.

    It’s going to be a long process but if he wants to try and recover his name, he needs to establish that he has regrets and that he will speak out against domestic violence.

  9. bigjdve says: Jul 15, 2015 10:15 AM

    Why does everyone keep saying that the 2 weeks was the standard?

    The personal conduct policy was and is largely still handled on a case by case basis. There was no standard, stated amount of suspension. It was based on the discipline officer’s discretion.

    So 2 weeks wasn’t THE STANDARD. It was applied to Ray Rice and it was like the world exploded. You have to have your head in the sand if you think that was ever going to be used again for a punishment. So stop saying that was the standard.

  10. minnesoulja says: Jul 15, 2015 10:18 AM

    that last paragraph nailed it.

  11. jnks10 says: Jul 15, 2015 10:29 AM

    He shouldn’t have been suspended? Man I mean I understand backing a guy your team signed but you can’t be serious with that. Only reason he isn’t in jail is because he paid the girl off.

  12. axesbluestar says: Jul 15, 2015 11:17 AM

    They love him in Dallas. Domestic abuse is no big deal there. Must be great to be a woman fan huh?
    =====

    Yeah, they love him so much that former players (Roger Staubach), current players (Jason Witten), and even the mayor have voiced their concerns over the issues Hardy brings.

    smh

  13. pantherpro says: Jul 15, 2015 11:17 AM

    chump

  14. dirtyferret says: Jul 15, 2015 11:24 AM

    i don’t like hardy or what he did but I hope he does take the NFL to court and wins (as anyone does who takes the NFL to court). Anything that helps give the NFL “shield” a bad name and helps get Goodell out of office is good for the NFL fan base.

  15. floratiotime says: Jul 15, 2015 11:26 AM

    Yeah, they love him so much that former players (Roger Staubach), current players (Jason Witten), and even the mayor have voiced their concerns over the issues Hardy brings.

    smh

    =====

    They’re paying him $10,000,000. And the fans will cheer him on game day. Watch and see.

    smh

  16. floratiotime says: Jul 15, 2015 11:31 AM

    Never should have been suspended. If that woman accepted money for to make this go away who are we to be mad when the alleged victim doesn’t care. Man this foo foo society with dreams of nice loving people caring for everyone regardless of moral convictions and if you have them swallow morality this is 2015 America. Hmm whatever libs.

    =====

    So how much would it be worth to you if he did this to someone in your family?

  17. mississippininerfan says: Jul 15, 2015 1:03 PM

    @floriotiotime
    Personally I see women as equal and don’t buy into the idea that a person should be punished by a lynch mob comprised of the court of public opinion. If my family members chose to get paid so be it. Could care less. Its no one size fits all approach to solving issues such as this. Libs truly believe that everyone regardless of circumstances should be penalized just for society to feel good.

  18. joshhatesthesteelers says: Jul 15, 2015 1:56 PM

    LOL the Cowboys are all hype. With Romo still the QB and McFadden at RB and the Diva at WR, this team will be lucky to finish 8-8.

  19. tedmurph says: Jul 15, 2015 2:27 PM

    Hardy says his goal was to get it to 2, basically admitting his violation of the Personal Conduct Code. He just wanted the punishment to reflect the old standards when the incident happened. He would probably have a good case, but why spend the money and go through the process over 2 additional gms? Brady is different. Not only is he going for no suspension; he wants his name cleared.

  20. frankfortschooldropout says: Jul 15, 2015 3:01 PM

    tedmurph says:
    Jul 15, 2015 2:27 PM

    Hardy says his goal was to get it to 2, basically admitting his violation of the Personal Conduct Code. He just wanted the punishment to reflect the old standards when the incident happened. He would probably have a good case, but why spend the money and go through the process over 2 additional gms? Brady is different. Not only is he going for no suspension; he wants his name cleared.
    ——————————————————————

    A. Hardy doesn’t spend the money, the NFLPA does.
    B. 566+k per game he plays AND the sack bonus potential.
    C. How do you know what Hardy wants? An uninjured victim, a cocaine user no less, who was shaking him down for ‘rent’ money. Perhaps he wanted a trial too.
    D. Hardy was punished under ‘conduct detrimental to the league’. In other words bad PR. Tell us again how great Brady’s stonewalling was for the league.

  21. tedmurph says: Jul 15, 2015 3:32 PM

    I didn’t say I knew what Hardy wants. I do know HE SAID he was willing to accept 2gms. He made 13 mil last yr(for doing almost nothing). He’s signed for 11 mil this yr. As a sack artist, he has tremendous earning potential in the future. Why not sacrifice 1 mil in pretax earning to let this hassle and bad PR go away? It’s not like he’s completely innocent here. A judge found him guilty, then at the required trial the victim didn’t show. If you want to defend that as a shakedown, that’s your right.

    As for Brady, he is not required to hand over his phone by the reasonable cooperation clause. He could turn it over voluntarily, but chose not to, or was advised by his lawyers or the NFLPA lawyers not to. I don’t blame him.

  22. finleye says: Jul 18, 2015 12:36 PM

    Hardy’s a Cowboy now and the Panthers couldn’t care less how many games he’s suspended at this point. Fill up Dallas’ feed and leave Carolina’s for their news.

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