Greg Hardy considering an appeal of his four-game suspension
Not only did the NFL lose in court again today, they might have more court dates in their future.
According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is conferring with NFLPA officials to determine whether he’ll appeal for a reduction of his already reduced four-game suspension.
With the Tom Brady ruling a significant win for the players union, they’re going to be emboldened to push every case, and Hardy has what could be considered a good one.
While his suspension was reduced from 10 games to four by arbitrator Harold Henderson, that’s also double the standard punishment for domestic violence under the old conduct policy — which was in place when Hardy was arrested in 2014 as a member of the Panthers.
But when commissioner Roger Goodell initially announced Hardy’s 10-game ban, he said it was for the broadly defined “conduct detrimental to the league” rather than the domestic violence itself.
With the wind blowing strongly in favor of players now, it only makes sense for them to raise sails and see how far they can go.