Who is Greg Hardy? Hardy is currently a free agent, who formerly played defensive end for the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys.
But perhaps he’s better known for… an assault allegation from 2014. Ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder accused Hardy of threatening her life, throwing her against a bathroom wall, and tossing her onto a futon covered with assault rifles. Numerous bruises all over her body seemed to corroborate her story. Hardy was found guilty in a bench trial, but the charges were dropped on appeal when Holder stopped cooperating with authorities. Related to the incident, Hardy had to sit out a 4-game suspension from the NFL.
More questions than answers. In an interview with ESPN in 2016, Hardy denied laying a hand on Holder. But when he was asked to explain what happened, he stopped short of saying that he wasn’t responsible for her injuries: “Saying I did nothing wrong is a stretch, but saying I'm innocent is correct, sir."