Report: Greg Hardy arrested for drug possession

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Former Panthers and Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has been arrested for drug possession.

NBC 5 in Dallas is reporting that Hardy was arrested in the Dallas suburb of Richardson on Sunday for possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Richardson City Jail, where he remained as of Monday afternoon.

There is no immediate word on the substance Hardy possessed, or any information about the circumstances surrounding his arrest.

Hardy was once among the best pass rushers in the NFL, but after the Ray Rice domestic violence incident put the NFL under intense scrutiny, Hardy became toxic for his own past domestic violence arrest. Although charges against Hardy were eventually dropped, he never played for the Panthers again after the Rice elevator video became public.

In 2015 he signed with the Cowboys, but this year no team has shown any interest in him. He was already a long shot to return to the NFL even if he stayed on his best behavior, and a drug arrest could end any hope he had of playing in the NFL again.

53 responses to “Report: Greg Hardy arrested for drug possession

  1. But everybody is just out to get him.

    P.S. he got cut by the Cowboys because he wasn’t producing and was a cancer in the locker room. Nothing to do with his DV since they signed him after that.

  2. Correction: Hardy did play for the Panthers after the Rice elevator incident. The Panthers knew about all of it, and played him the first game of the season against the Bucs. It was only when pressure mounted over the following week that Hardy was benched in Carolina. Let’s make sure the facts are right here.

  3. There is no number of chances that Greg Hardy couldn’t burn to the ground. Hopefully he doesn’t hurt anyone else as he accelerates down the path to complete and utter self destruction.

  4. What a huge waste of talent. These players just don’t get it. All the natural talent in the world and they throw it all away like Aaron Hernandez, and Hardy.

  5. waynefontesismyfather says:
    Sep 26, 2016 6:29 PM
    Was Le’Veon Bell with him?

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    seatownballers says:
    Sep 26, 2016 6:33 PM
    Put that in your pipe and smoke it

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    “Drugs”, not weed. Penalty Group 1 in TX, most likely codeine for “lean”, or possibly some other opiate.

  6. this has got to be a set up. no way such a leader and good citizen woudl do a think like this. imo goodell is probably behind it. tryin a little to hard to preserve the leagues image. #FREEGREGHARDY

  7. Yet the Owner, President and GM of the Cowboys was recently telling us he’s a leader.

    That’s how messed up Jerrah is.

  8. Jerry will bail him out and list him as probable for next weeks game. Dallas needs his leadership qualities to help the Cowboys win some more games. Hardy and McClain need to be examples for the younger guys on the team.

  9. Yet the Owner, President and GM of the Cowboys was recently telling us he’s a leader.

    That’s how messed up Jerrah is.

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    You forgot to mention coach!

  10. Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy, who remains unsigned after a tumultuous 2015 season revolving around his domestic violence case in North Carolina, has been arrested on a cocaine possession charge in Texas.

    According to the police report, Hardy said “he did not know what the substance was and that he believed he got it while he was at a party the night previous.” The report added that Hardy said “he passed his wallet around at the party because he was paying for everybody, and that must have been when the baggies were put in his wallet.”

  11. When pulled over he denied knowing what it was. He said he passed his wallet around at a party because he was paying for everything and someone must have put it in there. Once that has been disproven he’ll probably say he should not have been pulled over anyway. The police were clearly racially profiling me.

    Let’s see him buy his way out of this one.

  12. When a certain group of people DO the MAJORITY of a crime, then resist Law enforcement when questioned, things go bad. When people ignore the root cause of the altercation
    and do not recognize a crime having been committed, We have chaos.(THEN Riot and burn private innocent peoples Property) when things do not go their way, how can you take them serious?
    Greg Hardy is somebody that doesn’t deserve air time he just needs to be locked away!
    If the NFL and/or College sports would not allow people with a past violent or Drug history to play, things like this just don’t happen. But the NFL is all about winning..
    Here is another Lawrence Phillips waiting to happen.

  13. bucsorbust says:
    Sep 26, 2016 6:36 PM

    Correction: Hardy did play for the Panthers after the Rice elevator incident. The Panthers knew about all of it, and played him the first game of the season against the Bucs. It was only when pressure mounted over the following week that Hardy was benched in Carolina. Let’s make sure the facts are right here.

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    While we’re getting the facts straight, lets also mention how football fans quit caring about domestic violence right after their season of outrage. Several have occurred since rice/hardy and you almost haven’t heard about it at all. The facts are people had a case of the “Pretend we care”s but dont have the attention span to actually commit to anything. Panthers may have “dropped the ball” but it was a systemic problem in the NFL prior to that where players weren’t really punished for it. So why would a team who had just paid a guy 13 million for one season decide not to play him over it when no one else had ever done any different?

  14. Hardy has serious addiction problems. His presence in the Dallas
    position room was extremely negative and hopefully a lesson to
    Jerry that you cannot save everyone. Hardy has to realize he is
    radio-active.
    Yes, Jerry took a chance on him and deserves some criticism, however,
    at least Jerry knew when to cut bait. Obviously Hardy has had long term issues. I don’t think they developed overnite. Where were the Carolina Panthers in stopping his or intravening?
    Where was the NCAA who makes so much money and can suspend players for getting a free meal but cannot help a drug addict. The
    NCAA needs to help players beyond their playing time.
    Bottom line, fans can hate him, however, the NFL needs to treat
    him. Don’t hold your breath the NCAA will continue to leverage
    players for as long as it can.

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