Greg Hardy relinquishes guns he turned over to sheriff

AP

When Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested on domestic violence charges in North Carolina last year, he was forced by a judge’s order to surrender 10 guns to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff.

Hardy was convicted of assaulting Nicole Holder, who said he owned 25-30 guns in all, in a bench trial last year. Hardy appealed that verdict, which set up a jury trial on the same charges.

Hardy owned the guns legally, but he won’t be getting them back after charges were dismissed earlier this year when Holder failed to appear for the start of the jury trial. On Wednesday, which falls exactly one year since the arrest, the sheriff’s office announced that Hardy has relinquished the guns.

“The attorney on behalf of Mr. Hardy has relinquished the weapons and they remain in the property of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office,” spokesman Rob Brisley said, via the Charlotte Observer.

The guns, which include six “military-type, semi-automatic rifles” and three shotguns, will either be destroyed or auctioned off. Hardy is currently appealing a 10-game suspension from the league stemming from those charges and his appeal is expected to be heard this month.

28 responses to “Greg Hardy relinquishes guns he turned over to sheriff

  1. He’s willing to turn over his guns. Meanwhile, in New England, someone won’t even turn over a portion of his phone records…

  2. He could have gone through the legal channels to have them returned but he chose to just let time expire. Rich guys not valuing their possessions isn’t really news.

  3. “Sounds like a violation of his 2nd amendment rights.”

    Giving up your guns voluntarily isn’t a violation of the 2nd amendment. Sounds like someone didn’t pass civics class

  4. His suspension will be reduced. Can’t see the NFL wanting this story the week of Thanksgiving. Cowboys are taking a lot of chances this year with their pickups. One false step with any of the guys and the media will be all over the team.

  5. cajunaise says:
    May 13, 2015 2:50 PM
    He’s willing to turn over his guns. Meanwhile, in New England, someone won’t even turn over a portion of his phone records…

    LMAOL

  6. No reason why he should have handed them over. Charges were dropped. Must be ok with losing that much money. Guess he has plenty of it now.

  7. He relinquished them because he has turned over a new leaf. He now knows that there is no reason for any citizen to possess assault weapons. He is setting a good example for the rest of the NFL.

  8. It was his prerogative. His personal business what motivated him to give away the guns. And he’s not talking about it. So why all the silly speculation, as if YOU know.

  9. ab420420 says:
    May 13, 2015 3:22 PM

    Giving up your guns voluntarily isn’t a violation of the 2nd amendment. Sounds like someone didn’t pass civics class

    ——————-

    “Voluntarily”.

    Yes, I’m sure when the police (aka the government) “ask” you to give up your guns, too, you’re going to say it was voluntary, right? Because we all know the federal government would NEVER try to take an American citizen’s guns away!

    When they use the word “relinquish” (synonyms are stuff like “surrender”, “yield”, “give up”, “hand over”), it implies that the person really didn’t have a choice. And I think it’s pretty apparent that was the case here.

  10. What is a “military-type”, semi-automatic rifle? Is it simply a semi-automatic rifle that looks scary to liberals?

  11. wilmyers09 says:
    May 13, 2015 2:55 PM

    I dont even know why we allow citizens to have guns i mean why should we allow citizens to handle assault rafflers
    ————————————————————-
    Sad.
    Democracies have turned into tyrannical dictatorships over and over again in history and the first thing that happened was disarming the population. Stalin, Hitler.
    You think somehow that human nature has changed because of the internet or smartphones?
    I weep for education. But stories about dead people don’t matter when the chick in front of you is hot.

  12. I wonder if he had whipped her with a fishing rod, would he have to turn that over to the police?

  13. Damn I’m really not a spelling critic but some of you really need to A learn to spell B learn the words you use and C if you have a opinion at least have a understanding of the concept before you make such bold statements and present them as facts. That is all!

  14. What’s more surprising is that Obama has done nothing in the name of gun control but you god fearing gun loving goofballs act as if he’s come into your house and taken yours. Does it not bother you guys that we have some of the highest gun crime rates in the world? That more people are hurt by guns in the us in a week than in a year in the UK? And if you are really sitting around clutching your guns because you think the government is going to turn into a tyrannical dictatorship you’ve got some real issues.

  15. It will go a long way in helping his appeal for the 10 game suspension. He is demonstrating that he is changing his ways and has learned from past mistakes. Funny how so little thought process goes into some of your respinses. Typical idiots.

  16. With my political views i would never be confused for a conservative but what right do they have to take his guns in which he legally owns ?

  17. “tfootball1234 says:
    May 13, 2015 5:59 PM
    With my political views i would never be confused for a conservative but what right do they have to take his guns in which he legally owns ?”

    Maybe……. just maybe it had something to do with threatening and intimidating another person….. and a girl at that…… tough, tough guy……. Tool.

  18. The Sheriff’s department has the right to confiscate the guns if he is being charged with a violent crime, but since the bench trial is null and void and the jury trial didn’t amount to anything, those guns should have been released back into his custody. In the eyes of NC law, he did nothing wrong because there is no conviction, so the guns should have been turned over to him. It’s not right or wrong, it’s just the law.

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