Nov 18, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) sacks New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
There’s no question that there was a conflict between Hardy and Holder. In fact, Hardy himself called 911 to notify police that Holder had smacked him with a shoe.
How strong is this case?
Well, it was dropped.
Now, mayor Rawlings can come out and start criticizing Dallas’ decision to sign Hardy to a short-term contract that will likely fall well below that maximum value of around $13 million. But he kind of contradicts himself in the process, which is exactly where my point here is going.
Rawlings states that it was felt in his gut when he learned of the Hardy signing by a team he definitely supports. But the following quote taken by the Dallas Morning News this week leaves me with a question mark:
"“I’m a big Cowboys fan. I love them to death and I want them to beat the Eagles every time they play, but at some point, being a sports fan gets trumped by being a father, husband, wanting to do what’s right for women, so this is not a good thing. I don’t think I’m going to be buying Hardy jerseys any time soon.”"
No, Rawlings won’t be buying a Hardy jersey anytime soon. But will he be attending Jones’ personal and luxurious suite for any games this season? Is Rawlings so disappointed that now he wants the Philadelphia Eagles to actually beat Dallas each and every time they play from here on out?
I don’t think that’s the case at all, but I’ll admit that I don’t know for sure.
As for Hanson, this broadcaster has had issues with the Dallas organization for twenty-pus years going all the way back to his famous argument with former head coach Barry Switzer on television that set the stage for his departure from most things pertaining to the Cowboys.
Hanson makes some good points, but they’d be a whole lot better if Hardy’s case was seen all the way through and there weren’t remaining questions about what actually did or didn’t happen here – but no, if Hardy showed up to take my daughter out on a date, I would not “shoot his ass through the glass.”
I grew up watching Hanson all the time in Dallas-Ft. Worth and I’ve always enjoyed his commentary, but this was just a little over the top, isn’t it Dale?
Frankly, I wouldn’t want my daughter to go out with any NFL football player. There’s way too many immature kids with millions of dollars never actually earned for my liking – and I suppose this is my main point here.
So long as the NFL and it’s massive fan base keep on pouring the kind of money they do into the hands of young adults, I don’t really know exactly what else any of us should expect. There’s countless politicians and other wealthy individuals that act inappropriately with so much amazing wealth, and these people are often grown adults of all ages.
Earlier this month, San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was arrested for spousal battery. Defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested for felony domestic violence charges last August – yes, same team.
This doesn’t make the 49ers worse than the Cowboys or anybody else, but the reality is that this kind of issue happens all over the league. It’s been going on for decades and will continue to do so until convictions – not mere accusations – lead to permanent ejection from the NFL upon a first offense.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t see this day coming any time soon.
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