Greg Hardy's Domestic Violence Suspension Reduced to Four Games
New Dallas Cowboy signing Greg Hardy has had his suspension reduced from 10 games to four. The decision was made by NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson upon appeal. Hardy's original suspension stemmed from a domestic violence charge in 2014.
Hardy's girlfriend Nicole Holder alleged that he had threatened to kill her and beaten her repeatedly. Hardy was convicted by a judge later that year. He appealed that decision, seeking a jury trial. At that point Holder stopped cooperating with authorities and the charges were dismissed.
Hardy was signed by the Cowboys earlier this offseason, with the cloud of a possible domestic violence suspension over him. He had his breakout season the year before in 2013 with the Carolina Panthers, recording 15 sacks and 59 combined tackles. The next season he missed all but one game as a result of his domestic violence charges.