Jerry Jones’s daughter defends Greg Hardy signing

AP

Charlotte Jones Anderson, the daughter of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the team’s Executive Vice President/Chief Brand Officer, is defending the signing of Greg Hardy, who missed all but one game of last season after a domestic violence accusation.

Anderson, who serves on the Conduct Committee that the NFL started in response to the domestic violence issues that plagued the league, told the Dallas Morning News that the Cowboys are doing the right thing by giving Hardy a second chance.

“A lot of people say this is awful, but they don’t know what to do,’’ Anderson said. “That’s why this is such an incredible opportunity. That’s why I’m not afraid of this move. I’m a mom. I’ve got a daughter, I’ve got two sons. This is a serious issue for me, personally. I want my kids to know that domestic violence is not acceptable. But I also want them to know that if they make a mistake, no matter what the issue is, I’m not just going to throw them out. I’ve got to help them come back and make a better choice. This is an opportunity to really make a significant impact. This is very powerful and it’s very important, and important for me personally. I think you will look back and you will say this is the right move for the Cowboys.’’

For the Cowboys on the field, there’s little doubt that adding a great pass rusher like Hardy will turn out to be a good move. For now, the Cowboys are insisting publicly that they’re doing the right thing off the field as well. But the Cowboys are taking a public relations hit that could turn into a disaster if Hardy finds himself on the wrong side of the law again.

132 responses to “Jerry Jones’s daughter defends Greg Hardy signing

  1. Zebra won’t change its stripes..
    Men that hit women have anger issues and will do it again.

  2. How is this a positive move for ending domestic violence? Are you requiring he go through counseling? Victim impact classes? Anything to possibly stem the tide of his violent ways?

    Giving him a job doesn’t do anything to make him a better person.

  3. Sheesh it’s only a one year contract it’s not like the Cowboys gave Hardy the keys to the city or anything. Besides unlike the Ray Rice incident where everything that happened was caught on tape Hardy’s particular case has a lot of unknowns such as whether the woman even suffered serious wounds in the first place, Greg Hardy’s statement to the 9-1-1 operator, etc. Just leave him alone for now until it’s proven that he’s a messed up dude.

  4. PR move by having her come out and make the statement???? Sure…… Will it work????? Only if the Cowboys win with him performing well and without any other issues off the field developing….. Was it necessary??? No..

  5. Aaron Hernandez might be available if they don’t convict him. Still young, probably in shape. Needs a second chance too

  6. Translated: he’s to good of a football player to leave sitting out there for somebody else. After all he didn’t do anything wrong on our watch.

  7. What would expect her to say. The silver spoon is still attached to Jerry.
    Just another example of the Jone’s family values. Sad day for Cowboy fans.

  8. Jerry Jones disregarding any semblance of class to sign a talented player with questionable character. Such a non story at this point.

  9. patsfan1820- how ignorant are you? He lost a civil suit in a court of law. Then the victim could not be found to testify after Hardy paid her an undisclosed sum of money. Innocent people don’t do that. I do not care one way or another if he gets a second chance, but please do not act as though there is no proof that “he is a messed up dude”. He is a proven lowlife.

  10. “I want my children to know that domestic violence is not acceptable… but we can have that discussion later, after the team has won.”

  11. Of course, she approves.

    We are RICH, you aren’t.
    We are fine with any criminal, who can throw money at a problem to make it go away.

    Our kind of folk.

  12. I wonder what the rest of the Conduct Comittee think about the signing and her comments?

  13. Cowboys hater or not she has a point. At what point do we throw people away after they’ve messed up? At what point do they earn a second chance? Considering the case was dismissed, what level of punishment should be given if any?

    I challenge you to seriously think about these things instead of just hating b/c it’s the Cowboys and this is the random internet.

  14. How many times have we heard, if he does it once, he will do it again. when it comes to domestic abuse. So by your theory, darlin, those abused wife’s should give them a second chance?

  15. So it wouldn’t matter to her if Mr. Hardy was dating her daughter….until he smacked her around a bit then it might be an issue….It really makes you look like a patsy with Goodell standing behind her….

  16. patsfan1820 says:
    Mar 22, 2015 4:09 PM
    Sheesh it’s only a one year contract it’s not like the Cowboys gave Hardy the keys to the city or anything. Besides unlike the Ray Rice incident where everything that happened was caught on tape Hardy’s particular case has a lot of unknowns such as whether the woman even suffered serious wounds in the first place, Greg Hardy’s statement to the 9-1-1 operator, etc. Just leave him alone for now until it’s proven that he’s a messed up dude.
    __________

    HE WAS CONVICTED BY A JUDGE! No unknowns whatsoever. He got off because of NC allows the appeal immediately for a trial with a jury. Doesn’t make him innocent, nor does this make the facts of the case “unknown”

  17. HE WAS CONVICTED BY A JUDGE! No unknowns whatsoever. He got off because of NC allows the appeal immediately for a trial with a jury. Doesn’t make him innocent, nor does this make the facts of the case “unknown”
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    Being convicted in a corrupt justice system means something? Brian Banks was convicted of rape and rotted in prison for years over a lie. If either one of us got hit by Greg Hardy we would be dead or close to it so why wasn’t there any known record of the woman’s injuries that shows that level of damage? Idk maybe I’m wrong in my assertions but there’s a lot about Hardy’s case that was sketchy. Also coseybedaman innocent people don’t pay off their accusers? I suppose people are never squeezed out of their money then.

  18. coseybedaman – How ignorant are you? Hardy did NOT lose a civil suit. You have no clue what you are talking about but you wanna set someone straight. Haha! You look like a fool!
    Greg Hardy was found guilty in a preliminary appearance before a judge in a CRIMINAL court. Hardy appealed the decision and the prosecution held doubts as to the veracity of the statements made by the alleged victim. The judge dismissed the case on insufficient evidence. That is all.
    That Hardy may have paid the woman a sum of money cannot influence a prosecutor or judge’s decision.

  19. moerawn: I am from Tampa and the biggest radio host in the Bay Area was campaigning against signing Hardy daily. Also stated on more than one occasion that if signed by the Bucs he would never use his name on the radio and would call him “unnamed defensive end”. Anyone who signed this loser is opening themselves up to scrutiny. Its a matter of whether they care or not, and the Cowboys do not.

  20. Total hypocrite. If she really feels that way, then they should sign Ray Rice as well. This is about football and nothing else. Geez….

  21. Maybe she’ll let Hardy live at her place seeing as it’s only a one year contract and she believes in him. Yeah right !!

  22. Killing someone is the #1. Rape #2 and then Assault etc.

    ALL are bad things. VERY BAD things.

    The Cowboys have how many of the above? America’s Lowlife Team.

    Maybe they should have signed Parrish Cox to have the Trifecta…

  23. When is the last time she was dragged in front of a microphone?

    Jerry would make her marry him if it meant winning.

  24. For all who keep bantering back and forth on “innocent or guilty”……the real kicker is that the NFL has had to file suit to get the case file before they decide on actual potential punishment……Hardy and his attorney’s have access to the files and could easily approve a copy sent to the NFL…..That hasn’t happened; why???

  25. Of course your not afraid ! Your not the victim. Change places with one and then lets hear what tune your singing ! Guys a LOSER !!!!!!!!!!!

  26. If the guy had gone to trial, been convicted and accepted the penalty, then I might be convinced that he deserves a second chance. Since he paid off the victim so that she refused to return and testify, I don’t believe for one second that he is in any way remorseful for his actions. He just reinforced his belief that he is too important to get in any real trouble, no matter what he does. Don’t care how good he is, don’t want him on any team that I support.

  27. Just when you think Jerry Jones has hit rock bottom, he sinks even lower by trotting his daughter out to defend signing a guy that’s beats up women!!!

  28. Where was all of this outrage when Baltimore kept Ray “White Suit” Lewis around for years after he killed a couple of people. Hardy is a terrible person I’m sure… But what is with all you brainiacs thinking the NFL is some sort of model for society? All this feigned outrage rings hollow when Jerry’s World is sold out all of next season. These guys want to win football games, not make roll models for 6 year olds. The soon you realize that the NFL is a business and a business first.

  29. If Jerry was a real man he would tell the truth. We needed a pass rusher and because this guy got convicted for domestic violence I was able to afford him. If you don’t like it that’s tough. Of course he isn’t that guy so he sends his up until now unknown daughter out to to make him look like he was doing a righteous act by giving the sinner a second chance. How lame.

  30. When the Dez Bryant video comes out watch how fast they sing another tune.

    I can’t think Greg Hardy and Dez Bryant are a good Brand! Great players yes, but ask her if she would let her daughter marry one of them!!!

    Yea I think not.

  31. So patsfan1820, a conviction by a judge (not a jury without the benefit of legal training) is corrupt? The only corruption in Hardy’s case was Hardy paying off the key witness to prevent his conviction. The guy not only beat a woman, he was found guilty by a fact-finder with legal training, and then took it one step further by paying her off to avoid the strange procedural process in that jurisdiction. You give second chances to people that admit fault and seek forgiveness, not cowards that run from punishment.

  32. Absolutely self serving from a football perspective and incredibly disgusting for a “Mom” to twist the situation around and publicly endorse the hiring of Hardy as as some form of rehabilitation of domestic abusers! The Cowboys signed him because he’s a great football player period,

  33. Pathetic. The message of Ms. Jones defending Hardy’s signing is that, if it might increase profits, anything goes. Could this league be any more disingenuous in addressing the horrid behavior of its employees ?
    It would be wonderful if the Jerryboys lost every game this year.

  34. I really don’t understand why people are so upset with this…… There was not a conviction it was thrown out… I know, I know but if we are going to blackball players on accusations, just look at what that would do… Players would be open to blackmail trying to avoid accusations….the real culprit here is she took the money and run, not justice…..innocent unless proven guilty….. Otherwise we are going to open up a really sticking can of worms JMHO

  35. patsfan1820- how ignorant are you? He lost a civil suit in a court of law. Then the victim could not be found to testify after Hardy paid her an undisclosed sum of money. Innocent people don’t do that. I do not care one way or another if he gets a second chance, but please do not act as though there is no proof that “he is a messed up dude”. He is a proven lowlife.

    O my a civil suit…… Somebody stick a fork in that dork , if that was the case then it would have only been about money…..your coming down pretty heavy not even knowing the truth….

  36. Jerry is a maniac that has no shame…trotting his daughter out in front of the media to defend his signing of a woman beater. Stay classy Jerry. #CowboysSuck

  37. Second chances should be given one a person has realized they made a mistake and paid restitution but in Hardy’s case all he did was pay off the victim and tried to act like nothing bad occured. i have not heard any remorselessness yet. Jones should have to lay on a bed of nails with loaded guns to see if she gets it !!

  38. Why do all rich daughters keep their Dad’s last name and use it in everything? Its annoying.

    And its not like “Jones” is special. “Hi, I’m Charlotte Jones Anderson.”

    “Oh, is your daddy Ricky Jones that owns that used car lot?”

  39. It’s a deal with the devil. Luckily for them it’s a one year window and opponents fans fill their cavernous stadium just as much as Dallas fans

  40. Jerrah is not worried about what others might say about him but he is worried what the fans think about the Cowboys. Hardy and his professional fighter ex girlfriend were bound to get into it. If he settled with her and the court has dropped the charges then all is fair game. The Cowboys have had a reasonably good record with dealing and controlling bad behavioral athletes. It is a calculated gamble Jerrah is willing to take.

  41. Listen to all these perfectly pious morality warriors on pft is hilarious. You sit here in judgement of a man over what the media tells you. Fact is none of us were in that house with Hardy and that woman, and none of us know the whole truth. Buts let’s say he did get too rough with her. Does it make him a scumbag? Yes. Does he still have the right to earn a living doing what he is good at? Yes. As long as someone is willing to pay for his services, he can make his money. He’s a football player, dude isn’t going to be working at a battered woman’s shelter. Get off your high horses. And FYI, I’m a Giants fan.

  42. Per Sports Illustrated;

    “Misdemeanor domestic abuse charges were dropped against Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy after his accuser failed to show up to testify, the Charlotte Observer reports.

    The dropped charges come hours before Hardy was to face a trial. The prosecution said that Hardy and his accuser are believed to have reached a civil settlement.”.

    I agree the Cowboys should not have signed him. But what also really pisses me off was that the judge who found him guilty in the first bench trial was only going to sentence him to…probation!

  43. Several things:

    1.) Hardy was convicted in a criminal court by a judge. North Carolina just has an automatic jury appeals process.

    2.) The prosecutor does not have any doubts that Hardy is guilty. I don’t even know where that came from. Just like in a lot of domestic violence cases, the victim refused to testify and it is impossible to convict most of these cases without a cooperating victim. Much of the evidence requires her testimony to enter into court. The second the victim decided not to testify, the case was over no matter what the prosecutor thought.

    3.) Playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a right. Hardy does not get any expectations that he should have a chance to play in the NFL again. The guy really hasn’t even paid that bad of a price other than a year long paid vacation with a eight figure paycheck and another one year deal for eight figures this year.

    There are tons of people who have their lives ruined by fake allegations of domestic violence who go to jail because they cannot pay off their alleged victims and we are supposed to feel sorry for Hardy because he was rich enough to buy his way out of trouble and was “punished” for it by getting an $11 plus million contract?

    5.) The Cowboys just make themselves look worse and worse whenever they talk. You can’t take a stance of zero tolerance on domestic abuse several months ago and then sign Hardy and use the “ya but” excuse. “We are totally against domestic violence, ya but Hardy knows our position and will adhere to it” or “We abhore domestic violences, ya but we can use this opportunity to educate Hardy and the public on the horrors of domestic violence”. Any way you look at it, you are a hypocrite and you have no moral values when it comes to domestic violence.

  44. Bottom line is they signed him. If he is on your team you believe in second chances. If he is on another team it is a despicable act. We are all hypocrits. Move on people. He is a cowboy and if he doesn’t do any other bad stuff he is going to play and going to play well.

  45. kingcarlbanks says: Mar 22, 2015 5:32 PM

    Listen to all these perfectly pious morality warriors on pft is hilarious. You sit here in judgement of a man over what the media tells you. Fact is none of us were in that house with Hardy and that woman, and none of us know the whole truth. Buts let’s say he did get too rough with her. Does it make him a scumbag? Yes. Does he still have the right to earn a living doing what he is good at? Yes. As long as someone is willing to pay for his services, he can make his money. He’s a football player, dude isn’t going to be working at a battered woman’s shelter. Get off your high horses. And FYI, I’m a Giants fan.

    The FACT is he was found guilty and paid the girl to go away!!

    NFL= MODERN DAY MAFIA>> They dont care who gets hurt as long as they get paid!!

  46. Ray Rice knocked a woman out cold & did not call an ambulance or anything. That means she could have died. Only expert martial artists types can knock someone out without killing them. Whether there was video or not he should never play again.
    Greg Hardy is not a saint but he called police meaning he recognized he couldn’t handle the situation & tried to do the right thing.
    He didn’t pay her off- he continued to provide for her comfort even after she wrecked his career in a drunken rage.
    Give the guy a break or give the Cowboys some credit (because they would not sign him without talking to his lawyers and ascertaining if there are smoking guns- no pun or disrespect intended).

  47. It’s all about the play on the field. If they shine people will forget all about the off field issues. Heck, I want my team to win, I don’t want a bunch of good guys if they continue to lose.

  48. Do the research like the Boys did and your harsh views MAY change a bit. Bench trials are different than jury trials. The evidence is only presented not argued by the attorneys. The judge who by the way was a woman found him guilty and sentenced him to 60 days suspended jail time and 18 months of probation. Bigtime judgement huh. He then exercised his right to a jury trial but before that date his attorney informed the court that a settlement had been reached and then the DA decided not to try the case…..He could have done so without the alleged victims presence. The DA went with the easy out “The alleged victim couldn’t be found” garbage. I really think there was more smoke in this than fire. Get this now…..Carolina….Black defendant…..White Female Victim…And the kicker Female judge…….60 days suspended jail sentence 18 months probation.
    Had he taken the punishment he would have played last year at some point. Remember this was before the Ray Rice incident broke…..No video either. Move on…..If he re offends he is out forever. The ultimate short leash!!!!!

  49. Why don’t the Cowboys sign Ray Rice and make it a Daily Double! Spare me the crap Mrs. Jones?

  50. There’s two types of men in the world: those that hit women and those who don’t.

    Men like myself who never hit a woman under any circumstance never will and those who do will never stop.

    Sorry, that’s just what I believe. I’ve known a man who had in their heart to hit women that just stopped and never did it again.

    I don’t believe it’s possible.

  51. She should not be serving on the Conduct Committee the Cowboys is the team to join after you have been convicted of domestic violence and have killed someone driving drunk ect. She would be singing a different tune had Hardy beat up her daughter.

  52. krabballs says:
    Mar 22, 2015 4:41 PM
    Total hypocrite. If she really feels that way, then they should sign Ray Rice as well. This is about football and nothing else. Geez…
    ————————————————————-
    Good point. Dallas needed a running back so they sign McFadden. Ray Rice would have been a better choice. Wonder why they avoided him, didn’t even bring him in for a workout.

  53. scrambler81 says: Mar 22, 2015 4:54 PM

    If the guy had gone to trial, been convicted and accepted the penalty, then I might be convinced that he deserves a second chance. Since he paid off the victim so that she refused to return and testify, I don’t believe for one second that he is in any way remorseful for his actions.
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    I agree to a point. But the victim decided that money meant more to her than justice. She deserves some scrutiny as well.

  54. Did the media learn nothing from Duke Lacrosse? Why should somebody be publicly shamed when they haven’t been convicted or have zero publicly available evidence that they did it?

    I would like to live in a country where you have to have evidence or repeated questionable incidents before someone is publicly shamed.

  55. Ok honestly look at the facts, he called 911. He is 6 4 275(roughly) and she is around 153, I believe. Forgive me on some details as I am going by my memory. But anyway the police arrived, he had scratches she had possible light bruising. For anyone who has seen him play, will attest, he hits hard. Had he hit her, and with force, it would have been worse, I believe. He did give her an undisclosed sum and she left him a lone, and she did and dropped the case. And it was disclosed that there were some serious inconsistencies in her story. So I don’t know ? But I do know there are some great support systems here to help him and get him on the right track.

  56. I agree with what kingcarlbanks typed.

    Besides none of you who are truly offended by his actions will hurt the NFL where it really counts.

    Their pocketbook.

    All you do is talk a good game but have no willingness to back it up.

    I have not been to an NFL game in 20 years. I watch sparingly and buy no new merchandise.

    As each new season unfolds I get less and less interested. But it’s like a train wreck. I can’t not look. At least for now.

  57. judbuechlerwasntthatbad- Lets not blame the media for Hardy’s actions. He was found guilty already. This is not a glorified media story gone bad. This is a domestic abuser. Proven in a court. If Hardy is not a millionaire he is in prison exactly where he belongs.

  58. Couldnt have said it better myself. Society today is so oversensitive. This is a game and business. Seems like everyone today wants to punish everyone forever for 1 thing that has absolutely nothing to do with football.

    Football is a violent game then everyone expects players to be choir boys off of it. Doesnt sound like the woman he is accused of abusing had any problem with the settlement. She probably lied all along and she ended up getting what she wanted

  59. Yeah, I’m pretty sure if it happened to her daughter she’d have a different view. A mistake is when you forget to turn off your car lights and your battery dies.

  60. Ask yourselves this question, if that was your brother, sister, mother, father or yourselves for that matter, would you cast any of those family members aside based on something they have done, would you want them to cast your aside for something you’ve done? Think people, but yourselves in that person’s shoes for a second and see what it would feel like to be them for second, before rushing to judgments.

  61. This is a case of a lynching by ESPN. Their reporting of the story on Outside the Lines was a joke. If this Greg Hardy case is an example of the integrity of commentators on their network,then it is no wonder they are owned by Disney.
    There is no evidence that Hardy did anything to this woman. ESPN reports that witnesses saw her beat to a pulp, not true the witnesses heard an altercation and assumed Hardy was the aggressor. The testimony of a woman high on cocaine was taken as the absolute truth, this is the crux of the case, that a person on coke could not possibly be the aggressor in an altercation. No one at ESPN asks the simple question. When Hardy asks her to leave why did she not leave, it was his home not hers. A large number of people in Charlotte simply do not believe her story for various reasons but mainly because there is no evidence that she was beaten by Hardy or anyone else. That is why it’s taking the NFL so long to screw over Hardy. No Evidence just HYSTERIA and the scent of Mr. James Crow.

  62. Everyone is a drama queen nowadays. Anything to get your face on camera and make news and feed the drama & sensationalist media.

    On a different issue, all the so called Michael Brown eye witnesses tell the cameras one thing, then under oath sing a different tune that they actually didnt witness the events and were just going by what everyone else said.

    If this victim truly wanted “justice” she would have tesified under oath in court. But she took the money and ran which means she got the $$$ she wanted out of her relationship with Hardy

  63. Ms. Jones cares not about the abuse received by others at the hands of NFL players, because much like the players themselves, these victims don’t matter! They are all beneath the concern of the billionaire owners, who view the objects that they purchase/lease (players) and the victims of any of their crimes, as not worthy of their concern – because they are all collectively viewed as beneath the social class of the league’s owners. Not only does Ms. Jones not care what Hardy may have done to this or dozens of other women, she also doesn’t care about the “class” of women who would associate with those players/assets.

    Owners purchase and trade their “assets”, and whatever happens to those associating with said assets makes them equally as expendable and without merit in the eyes of the billionaires and their spawn…who have been taught well.

  64. As long as you can buy your way out of trouble…wonder how it sits with that prosecutor.

  65. Everyone is always offended by something in todays media and social media world. We have other women ripping another pregnant woman, because she posts selfies of her toned in shape body.

    Why? because they are ashamed that they let themselves go when they were pregnant and have 2 feel better about their pathetic, fat lives.

    We have everyone, NFL Owners, Goodell & the League Office worrying more about players smoking weed than actually defining clearly what a catch is in the NFL, you know the actually game being played that generates your revenue

    I dont know where everyone got to the point where everyone has to be perfect and can never make a mistake in their lives in the heat of the moment. Its disgusting and a sad state of where our society as a whole behaves and thinks.

  66. I agree. If an NFL pass rusher hits you you don’t walk away unless you are an Navy SEAL or Army Ranger. M(r)s? Jones knows this. She wouldn’t risk her reputation for him.

  67. This is the team that welcomed Josh Brent back. Should we be surprised here? Hardly.

  68. The cowboys must be very proud to have a DUI killer and a woman beater that the only reason he is not in jail is because he bought off the victum…..AMERICAS TEAM

  69. drgreenstreak says:
    Mar 22, 2015 4:40 PM
    coseybedaman – How ignorant are you? Hardy did NOT lose a civil suit. You have no clue what you are talking about but you wanna set someone straight. Haha! You look like a fool!
    Greg Hardy was found guilty in a preliminary appearance before a judge in a CRIMINAL court. Hardy appealed the decision and the prosecution held doubts as to the veracity of the statements made by the alleged victim. The judge dismissed the case on insufficient evidence. That is all.
    That Hardy may have paid the woman a sum of money cannot influence a prosecutor or judge’s decision.
    ________________________________________

    He was CONVICTED in a court of law, he appealed and was scheduled for a second trial, but OH MY GOSH, the witness disappeared. That is why the charges were dismissed.

  70. Doesn’t a wide receiver from the team in the early 80’s head up some kind of substance abuse and anger management program for the Cowboys?

  71. Just when you thought Jerry Jones and the Cowboys couldn’t get any more embarrassing. What this franchise won’t lower itself to.

  72. Hey, let’s throw a female in front of the podium to explain why we don’t have a problem with our players beating up a broad or two every now and again. That oughtta deflect some of the feminist heat lol

  73. I’m sure, then, that marginal players who commit the same crimes will also be given the same opportunities as Hardy, right?

    Because that’s what this is all about, forgiveness and giving people second chances. Not winning at all costs.

  74. Don’t like any women who has to keep her daddy’s last name as her new middle name. Like all them Kennedy girls.
    Did Chelsea go to Chelsea Clinton XXXX ?

  75. Excellent PR move by the Cowboys. Haters gonna hate though. Good luck to Hardy with his second chance.

  76. If she was ever assaulted she would be singing a different tune.
    Anyone who thinks the Cowboys are such good people for giving Hardy a second chance are fools. Just as much of a fool who call people haters because they have a different opinion than theirs. Just because someone doesn’t agree with something doesn’t mean they hate it. Grow up!

  77. Second chances? C’mon, Charlotte…this is 2015! There’s simply too many self-righteous fans that simply must have a soapbox to stand on so they can feel better about themselves. I know that Hardy was never convicted by a jury of his peers and all charges were dropped, but remember, we now live in the age where it’s not about the nature of the evidence, but the seriousness of the charge. That whole innocent until proven guilty thing? Sooooo twentieth century! Fans would much rather thump their chests and expound on their own moral superiority to a professional athlete (mind you, this has NOTHING to do with the fact that they weren’t able to reach that level of wealth and fame); if you give them a second chance, they might not get in anymore trouble…and then who’s going to be able to gloat and bloviate? Charlotte, Charlotte, Charlotte…you’re trampling all over the fans that Roger’s brought into the fold over the last few years! No…better to grab the torches and pitchforks, form a mob and burn the witch!

  78. Dear Cowboys – Thank you for signing Greg Hardy so PFT will no longer pin stories about him to the Panthers. Have fun with that! Signed, Panther fan

  79. How do we start a petition to remove her from the “Conduct Committee”. Clearly, she is wrong for the job.

  80. I thought the TV show “Spin City” was cancelled years ago.

    It looks like Dallas is all in on a sequel.

    What a pathetic organization.

  81. ask yourself this, if ref beats wife, would he still be allowed to officiated…

  82. Blah blah blah non story. There’s a lot that none of us know about this and a lot that none of y’all would care to know if another team signed him. Again Ben Roethlisberger raped 2 women paid em off and nobody cared and its never brought up now unless the day comes later in his career where Pittsburgh releases him and Dallas signs him of course, Ray Rice knocked his wife out cold on video and was somehow treated like the victim because of how the NFL handled it and now it’s dropped, Ray Lewis is a murderer but because he was a good player and praises Jesus on camera and of course because he never played for Dallas nobody cares, Adrian Peterson BEAT HIS KID and Minnesota has said outright they’re NOT going to release him and other teams have expressed interest in him but there’s no criticism of Minnesota for wanting to keep him. Is child abuse all of a sudden acceptable? You all get on here and act like saints who think you know the ins and outs of Greg Hardy’s situation and voice your displeasure like you’re speaking out against domestic abuse but where’s the outrage toward Peterson, Rice and Roethlisberger? Nonexistent cause they’re not Cowboys. Y’all’s hatred is obvious and definitely shines through your holier than thou statements.

  83. Smart PR to stick a woman in front of cameras even though she is full of bleep. The Cowboys do not care one iota about domestic violence or hurting children. After DeMarco Murray left for Philly who is it the ‘Boys were gunning for to replace him? Child-beater Adrian Peterson. The Cowboys like most of the NFL are run by soulless people who only care about making money and winning Super Bowls, and if Aaron Hernandez was available and in peak condition, the team would probably try to sign him as well.

  84. Give it a rest you haters Greg Hardy is back in the NFL and he’s with the Cowboys and he doesn’t nor do the Cowboys organization care what you think and quite frankly neither do I…he’s paid his debt to society or to someone – so step off! Ya’ll just mad cause the Cowboys picked him up and your team didn’t…cause if they had we wouldn’t be hearing the negativity right now! Deal with it…

  85. He was not convicted of a crime. The bench trial is one part of the proceedings, doesn’t allow for little things like cross examining witnesses. Basically, it was a female judge who was afraid of the public perception if Hardy was released. The next step of the process was an appeal, which when filed set aside the bench verdict. When it came time for the criminal trial with a jury, the woman wanted no part in it.

    The facts in the case, if you care to look them up, overwhelmingly support Hardy’s version of the events, yet somehow people want to ignore that. She was on crack and drunk at the time of the event. He called the police, not her. There was no physical evidence supporting her testimony. Her testimony changed multiple times.

    It’s a pathetic shame that people are convicted simply by being accused.

  86. Actually tyler1861 I don’t know of anything other than Jerry Jones commenting on Peterson a few years ago to support your claim that Dallas was “gunning for Adrian Peterson” and being a diehard Cowboys fan who of course took interest in Dallas’ plans to replace him and read everyday about what was going never once saw anything more than media speculation. They never spoke with him or his agent so obviously you don’t know what you’re talking about as does nobody else on here. Thanks for posting by the way you really proved mine and every other Cowboy fans point.

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