The NFL announced on Wednesday afternoon that Dallas Cowboys player, Greg Hardy has been suspended for 10 games without pay in connection with last year’s domestic violence dispute.
According to the league, the defensive end, who was picked up by the Cowboys last month, will be suspended for the first 10-games of the 2015 season “for conduct detrimental to the league in violation of the NFL Constitution and By-Laws, the NFL Player Contract, and the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.”
It was concluded that in May 2014, Hardy attacked his ex, Nicole Holder on four different occasions: 1. “He used physical force against her which caused her to land in a bathtub,” 2. “he used physical force against her which caused her to land on a futon that was covered with at least four semi-automatic rifles,” 3. “he used physical force against her by placing his hands around Ms. Holder’s neck and applying enough pressure to leave visible marks,” and 4, “he used physical force to shove Ms. Holder against a wall in his apartment’s entry hallway.”
“This suspension is something that we anticipated prior to Greg’s signing, and we respect the Commissioner’s ruling,” Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones said in a statement. “Our organization understands the very serious nature of this matter. We will use our resources–work closely with Greg and with the league–to ensure a positive outcome.”
In September 2014, Hardy was deactivated from the Carolina Panthers whom he played for during the time of the assault. The deactivation came on the heels of the Ray Rice scandal.