( 4UMF NEWS ) Greg Hardy Suspended For 10 Games:
Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has been suspended without pay for the first 10 games of the upcoming regular season, according to the NFL, for “conduct detrimental to the league.”
Hardy was informed in a letter from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that a two-month investigation, following the dismissal of his domestic violence case in North Carolina, determined there was sufficient credible evidence that the football player “engaged in conduct that violated NFL policies in multiple respects and with aggravating circumstances.”
The charges — assault on a female and communicating threats — were dismissed in February after Hardy’s accuser — Nicole Holder — reached a civil settlement with the former Panthers player, according to a press release from Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray.
Hardy was initially found guilty of the charges in July by a district court judge, but the 6-4, 275-pounder appealed his conviction in Superior Court, which is allowed under North Carolina law.
Hardy and the NFLPA will appeal the ban, according to Fox Sports.
Hardy’s case was one of several domestic violence cases involving NFL players.