Greg Hardy beat the crap out of his girlfriend, was suspended for four games and then signed a lucrative contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Hardy, his suspension over, held court with reporters yesterday, sounding anything but contrite.
He made it clear his focus is on sacks, not his behavior off the field, and said this has been the most awesome period of his life because he’s with the Cowboys.
“I’m thankful for another day to get sacks, man,” Hardy said. “Any day I can wake up and rush the quarterback is an awesome day.
“It’s all about football. That’s what they (Cowboys) paid for. And I love my fans, so I would not dare let them down.”
When Hardy was asked if he intended to speak out against domestic violence or involve himself with a local shelter, he talked about sticking to the game plan and not doing anything different. He’s excited his return is against the World Champion Patriots.
“I love seeing Tom Brady, he’s cool as crap,” Hardy said. “Have you seen his wife? I hope she comes to the game. I hope her sister comes to the game, all her friends come to the game. One of my favorite games of the year, guys.”
If the NFL was serious about ending domestic violence, it would institute a one strike and you’re out policy. Ain’t gonna happen.
Meanwhile, you can bet Hardy will be greeted with cheers Sunday by the Cowboys faithful.