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Greg Hardy avoids jail time on cocaine charges

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Former Cowboys and Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has avoided jail time on cocaine charges, which should allow him to continue his latest bid for career reclamation.

According to the Fox 4 in Dallas, Hardy struck a plea deal and was given two years probation, community service and a $500 fine.

He was arrested for cocaine possession last September, claiming someone put the drugs in his wallet as he was passing it around to pay for things.

“It went very well. My lawyers did an awesome job. I’m just glad I have everything behind me so I can get back to work and get back to my life,” Hardy said. “I’ll continue to train and stay out of their way. Stay out of trouble and keep my head down.”

Hardy’s trying to redeem himself while training as an MMA fighter, and planning to play in The Spring League, a developmental operation in West Virginia in April which will give extra chances to former NFL players.

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13 Responses to “Greg Hardy avoids jail time on cocaine charges”
  1. irishgary says: Mar 4, 2017 10:40 AM

    My guess is that his wonderlic score and IQ are the same

  2. droppedinagreasefire says: Mar 4, 2017 10:49 AM

    What a surpise. The real law that we are all subject to doesn’t apply to professional athletes. SMH.

  3. thrifty says: Mar 4, 2017 10:55 AM

    Future patriot.

  4. wahoo21 says: Mar 4, 2017 11:19 AM

    Note to self

    the somebody put it in my wallet story works

  5. nhpats says: Mar 4, 2017 11:55 AM

    thrifty says:
    Mar 4, 2017 10:55 AM
    Future patriot.

    —————

    Are you saying Greg Hardy has the makings of a champion?

  6. redlikethepig says: Mar 4, 2017 12:03 PM

    It must be great to be rich and famous.

  7. bchap17 says: Mar 4, 2017 12:28 PM

    He won’t play another snap in the NFL.

    Good riddance.

  8. MichaelEdits says: Mar 4, 2017 1:23 PM

    1) I used to pass my wallet around all the time, but thanks to this cautionary tale, I will stop. He needs to record some Public Service Announcements on this.

    2) Turn signals, Greg. Turn signals.

  9. Ferdinand says: Mar 4, 2017 1:27 PM

    Gotta wonder how many players, college and pro, of any sport, have already hit him up for his lawyer’s name and number — just in case. . .

  10. 1phillyphan says: Mar 4, 2017 7:56 PM

    He avoided an NFL career too…

  11. mysterytonite says: Mar 4, 2017 10:13 PM

    Money can buy you many things except common sense. I just hope when this idiot finally does himself in, he doesn’t take any innocents with him.

  12. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 5, 2017 8:43 PM

    And he gets off with a slap on the wrist yet again. My guess is he’s laughing about it and thinks he has everyone fooled that he’s a changed man. Guess what. The only fool is Greg Hardy himself. He’s also a tool. If he seriously thinks any team is going to give him a chance then he should be drug tested again.

  13. jgedgar70 says: Mar 7, 2017 12:22 PM

    I will pay for his first MMA fight. I’ve never paid for an MMA fight and am not really a fan, but I want to see Hardy break Ronda Rousey’s record for getting clocked the fastest.

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