Greg Hardy’s coke bust likely seals his fate
RICHARDSON, Texas — Former Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy, who remains unsigned after a tumultuous 2015 season revolving around his domestic violence case in North Carolina, has been arrested on a cocaine possession charge in Texas.
Jail spokesman Tim Weed in the Dallas suburb of Richardson said Hardy was arrested and booked on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. He was released on $5,000 bond Monday afternoon.
Hardy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, declined to comment.
The 28-year-old Hardy signed with Dallas as a free agent last year after Carolina decided not to bring him back as a result of the domestic case.
Hardy was suspended for the first four games last season over the domestic incident, and his production with the Cowboys dropped off considerably after photos of bruised ex-girlfriend Nicolle Holder were posted by Deadspin.
After Hardy was convicted by a judge, prosecutors dropped his case during the appeal because Holder couldn’t be located to testify.
The NFL originally suspended Hardy for 10 games over the incident, but an arbitrator reduced the ban to four games.
Hardy’s latest run-in with the law likely will end any chance he had at an NFL comeback. The only team to take serious interest in Hardy this offseason was Jacksonville, who brought him in for a visit and a workout and ultimately decided not to sign the volatile defender.