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It seems as though the NFL is now backpedaling on the heels of Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension. Maybe all of the NFL players who have been involved in a domestic violence incident should be worried about their careers. The newest football player to be deactivated was North Carolina Panthers’ Greg Hardy.

Hardy received a domestic abuse conviction back in May, and it’s a shame the NFL is just now doing something about it.

Here’s a rundown of the incident from WSOC-TV:

“Greg Hardy attacked me in his apartment.[Greg] picked me up and threw me into the tile tub area in his bathroom. I have bruises from head to toe, including my head, neck, back, shoulders, arms, legs, elbow and feet.

“[Greg] pulled me from the tub by my hair, screaming at me that he was going to kill me, break my arms and other threats that I completely believe. He drug me across the bathroom and out into the bedroom.[Greg] choked me with both hands around my throat while I was lying on the floor.

“[Greg] picked me up over his head and threw me onto a couch covered in assault rifles and/or shotguns. I landed on those weapons.[Greg] bragged that all of those assault rifles were loaded. Landing on those weapons bruised my neck and back.

“[Greg] screamed for his administrative assistant (Sammy Curtis) to come into the room and hold me down. [Greg] and [Sammy]then took me into the living room area. I wasn’t nearly strong or fast enough to escape. I begged them to let me go and I wouldn’t tell anyone what he did. They took me out into the hall, pushed me down and went back inside his apartment. I crawled to the elevator and ran into CMPD.”

In July, Hardy received 18 months probation and a 60-day jail sentence, which was suspended. His NFL suspension was delayed because he requested an appeal, which is happening in November.

From ESPN:

“I know y’all are wondering [about Greg Hardy],”Coach Ron Rivera said. “I made the decision this morning. It was my decision because it was in the best interest of the Carolina Panthers.”

But  not all of the Panthers feel that Hardy should be suspended.

“Of course [we want him back],” Defensive end Charles Johnson said. “Why would you ask that question?”

“That’s my teammate. I’m going to rally around my teammate.”

Linebacker Thomas Davis said he would welcome Hardy back.

“Absolutely,” Davis said. “He’s one of our playmakers. He’s one of the guys that makes our defense run. We feel we definitely are a better defense with him on the field. That’s one of those things that we have to sit back as a team and players and let the situation play itself out and see what happens.

“In the meantime, we’ve got to continue to come to work and do what we’re paid to do, and that’s play football.”

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  • MommieDearest

    Wow! It’s a miracle he didn’t kill or permanently maim her. I wonder if his jail sentence would have been suspended if he assaulted a man on the street like that. He has some serious issues. I think the NFL acted upon this now for “show” and as an attempt to repair Goddell’s image, but I’m glad Hardy’s been deactivated. Maybe this will make him and other players think twice before beating up on women.

  • Thank God. Violent and misogynistic assholes deserve their condemnation. This isn’t the white man trying to bring a brotha down. You’re just an asshole.

  • tigerthelion

    this should be the new standard and it doesn’t matter if you’re a celebrity or not. if convicted of domestic violence you loose your livelihood.
    we must also remember to tell the other side of domestic violence if we truly want to end it: men are also victim of domestic violence:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1854883/

    “Almost 24% of all relationships had some violence, and half (49.7%) of those were reciprocally violent. In nonreciprocally violent relationships, women were the perpetrators in more than 70% of the cases. Reciprocity was associated with more frequent violence among women”

    “Regarding injury, men were more likely to inflict injury than were women, and reciprocal intimate partner violence was associated with greater injury than was nonreciprocal intimate partner violence regardless of the gender of the perpetrator”

  • guess who’s coming to dinner

    where are the white men that beat their significant others? I know they exist… Burning Bed anyone? Ah America