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Decision on Greg Hardy’s next step coming “any time now”

Greg Hardy

Greg Hardy


Over the weekend, it was reported that Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy would decide whether to take legal action in the wake of the appeal ruling that reduced his suspension from 10 games to four early this week.

It’s no longer early this week, and there’s been no decision. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the decision is coming “any time now.”

The source says the goal is to get the decision made by the end of the week, because time is an issue, if litigation will be pursued. With Hardy apparently willing to accept a two-game suspension, which is what his penalty would have been under the pre-Ray Rice Personal Conduct Policy, a ruling from a court would be needed before the Monday after Week Two of the regular season.

Hardy also could seek a preliminary injunction, which would allow him to keep playing until the case is resolved. I could explain the pros and cons of that approach here, or I could link to the Saturday story from PFT explaining all of Hardy’s options, which you probably didn’t read because you don’t like to spend non-work time doing non-work things that can be done while working.