The NFL announced that Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy was suspended for 10 games without pay for conduct detrimental to the league. This decision for this suspension stems from the NFL’s personal investigation of Hardy’s domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder. Even though Hardy’s legal case was dismissed in February, the NFL said they found sufficient credible evidence that Hardy violated NFL policies with his actions towards Ms. Holder. See the league’s statement here.
Hardy will most likely appeal the suspension in hopes that the league reduces the number of suspended games. It is unlikely that the league lessens the suspension and that means that Hardy will miss all but the final six games which will include the Thanksgiving Day game versus Hardy’s former team, the Carolina Panthers. If Hardy has to sit out 10 games to start the 2015 season, he will be ready to take out his frustrations against the Panthers in Week 12.