Greg Hardy insists he’s not a “f—ing psychopath”

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Greg Hardy has seldom done himself any favors by talking, yet he continues to talk about his attempt at an NFL comeback.

In his latest bout with words, as communicated by Natalie Weiner of Bleacher Report, Hardy’s still sounding like he’s the victim here, of something other than his self-inflicted professional wounds.

“I’m kind of on the black side of things right now, with the perception of my persona,” Hardy said. “It’s hard to fight the fans. You can’t be right about somebody if you don’t know them — that’s just a basic common decency fact.

“But nobody wants to attest to that, so I have to show that Greg Hardy is not a f–king psychopath. And I say f–king because it’s that extreme. I want people to see that, instead of reading and believing the latest stories.”


Hardy’s latest gig is in the Spring League, the West Virginia-based series of exhibitions for cast-offs and long shots holding onto the dream. Of course, football ability isn’t what’s left Hardy there. It was his domestic violence arrest when he was with the Panthers, and a year of being a headache for the Cowboys while not producing sacks commensurate with his pay.

And as he’s done in previous attempts at soul-cleansing interviews (Adam Schefter just twitched and he doesn’t know why), Hardy never quite gets to the point of contrition.

“I did do some s–t wrong,” he said, without referring to the 2014 arrest for throwing his girlfriend into a futon full of assault weapons, among other things. “It gets crossed up when I say certain thing. But there were some lines that I crossed as an athlete, responsibility-wise.”

He really regrets being unprofessional with the Cowboys, including arguing with coaches on the sidelines and being casual about his attendance at team meetings.

“That was just me getting back into the swing of things, realizing where I was,” he said.

But he stands by his contention that he the domestic violence incident shouldn’t be a factor. The charges were expunged from his record after the prosecution never proceeded, when the victim didn’t show up in court. There was a civil settlement.

“Guilty? I mean, the United States of America said I wasn’t,” he said. “But apologetic, most definitely. I’m sorry for anything I did wrong. I never wanted to do anything wrong. . . .

“I’m working to get the Greg Hardy name back in good standings, and for redemption. An apologetic, happy comeback. Get to the Hall of Fame.”

I’m sure that sounded sincere on its way out of his mouth. Again.

31 responses to “Greg Hardy insists he’s not a “f—ing psychopath”

  1. Only way Hardy should ever speak publicly, is through a publicist. That is of course, if he ever wants to play in the NFL again.

  2. Nothing says, “I’m not a f -ing psychopath” like saying the words, “I’m not a f – ing psychopath” out loud.

  3. Not guilty is not the same as innocent. Not guilty is a legal term used when found so by a jury or when witnesses are too intimidated, or have been paid not to appear in court. The USA never said you weren’t guilty since you never actually went to full trial.

  4. “On the black side of things”? Is that a typo? What the hell does that mean?

    He is a wack job

  5. If the words “I’m not a F—— Psychopath” come out in public conversations…ummm…well…mabey it would better if you stay out of the public eye and keep your mouth shut. The more you try to change the public’s opinion about you the more you look like a total scumbag nut job.

  6. “on the black side of things right now”. What the hell does that mean?

    He is a wack job

  7. Hardy had a great chance in Dallas to just play and keep his mouth shut. Instead he became a total pain to his coaches and teammates. Surely he’s got no more chances left.

  8. Yeah, we know you were driving drunk when you walked away from your Bentley, leaving it on the side of the road in the middle of Dallas after you got caught in a flood like a drunk idiot.

  9. One day people who get lucky with our legal system will get it right. The United States of America did NOT say Hardy was NOT guilty…it wasn’t able to prove that he was. That is a humongous difference.

  10. GH is not in the NFL because of what happened in the hotel, GH isn’t in the NFL because he came to Dallas out of shape, was late for team meetings and was disruptive for teammates and coaches, couldn’t keep his mouth shut. And with that being said if he would’ve had 12-16 sacks he would probably still be in Dallas. I do believe that he can help a team, but the extra stuff he can do without. I am a lifelong Raiders fan, I would have no problem with them giving him a look, but he must arrive in shape, be where he needs to be on time, keep his mouth shut, just play football. And if he violates any one of the guidelines he gets cut.

  11. He had it made in Dallas and they gave him a true second chance. Instead of showing contrition and gratitude, he showed entitlement. He doesn’t even sound that contrite now.

  12. “That was just me getting back into the swing of things” . . . is his excuse for flouting team meetings and disrespecting his coaches? That doesn’t even make sense. I understand that response if someone is asking why you were a step slower on the field for the first weeks, or why it took you a while to learn the playbook, but you need to “get into the swing of things” to know not to chew out your coaches and to show up to team meetings? What is wrong with this guy?

    And yet, here I am trying to parse out the logic in a Greg Hardy quote. So maybe I’m the crazy one.

  13. If you have to convince people you are not a psychopath you have done something that gives a lot of people the impression you are, indeed, a psychopath.

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