|Offense||7th||147.1 (2nd)||236.5 (16th)|
|Defense||19th||103.1 (8th)||251.9 (26th)|
Hardy reportedly questioned Coleman's work ethic during a conditioning drill, which led Coleman to call Hardy a "woman beater."
Hardy was accused of domestic abuse and was found guilty by a North Carolina judge. On the subsequent appeal, prosecutors dropped charges against Hardy and the case was never presented in front of a jury.
Hardy has been suspended by the NFL for 10 games due to what transpired in that case. According to FOX Sports, the confrontation between Hardy and Coleman remained verbal.
The NFL has suspended
Hardy, who only played one game last season after being placed on the Commissioner's exempt list, signed with Dallas in the offseason after the Panthers parted ways with the veteran. Hardy recently resolved his domestic violence charges out of court when a settlement was reached between he and his ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder. The league noted that Hardy violated the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, leading to the suspension.
Commissioner Roger Goodell had stern words for Hardy in his announcement.
"You must have no further adverse involvement with law enforcement and must not commit any additional violations of league policies," Commissioner Goodell wrote. "In that respect, you should understand that another violation of this nature may result in your banishment from the NFL."
Hardy has three days to appeal the suspension and it will begin September 5, the final day of roster reductions. He will be able to participate in all preseason activities. His first week of eligibility will be Week 11 when the Cowboys face the Panthers on Thanksgiving.
"This suspension is something that we anticipated prior to Greg's signing, and we respect the Commissioner's ruling," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "Our organization understands the very serious nature of this matter. We will use our resources--work closely with Greg and with the league--to ensure a positive outcome."
The process to have the charges removed could take up to four months.
"Every day Americans who have misdemeanor charges dismissed file for expungement of the charges from their record," said Chris Fialko, Hardy's attorney.
Hardy has the charges against him dismissed in February after his accuser and ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder was unable to testify in a jury trial. Holder received a settlement from Hardy in an undisclosed amount, according to prosecutors.
In an appearance on Dallas' KRLD-FM radio, Jones predicted that
"No question in my mind," Jones said. "I think he keeps getting better. I actually had a visit with him ... and he said he's felt as good as he has felt in years, in terms of his off-season and how his body feels and the work that he's doing. The last couple of years he has been dealing with off-season surgeries and some uncomfortable things. But he said he thinks he's ready to have the best year he's ever had."
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