Greg Hardy Expected to be Placed on Commissioner’s Exempt List


Sep 7, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report is reporting this morning that Carolina’s star defensive end Greg Hardy will find a similar fate to that of running back Adrian Peterson.

His removal from football is clear warranted and should’ve been done a long time ago.  He’s the latest football player to be disciplined by the league for his actions.  Hardy was convicted of assault on a female and communicating threats in July.  To date, Hardy has really made no statement of contrition only making this statement in training camp.

"“I hate that I have distracted my team. Other than that I can’t answer that question.”"

ESPN’s David Newton wrote a comprehensive piece regarding Hardy’s statements.  It’s concerning that Hardy has made no apology.  Obviously doing so would admit guilt–and his case is still pending–but it certainly won’t help his case in the court of public opinion considering he’s been convicted and continues to show no remorse over what looks to be reality.

The NFL’s head must be spinning at this point with what a landslide they’ve created.  These actions aren’t necessarily their fault, but because of its past inactions, players haven’t had a reason to worry about consequences from the league.  Hopefully these types of actions will begin to change that reality.