Take a look, sports fans. Take a good demeanour during the 48 photos Deadspin has put online of a smashed and painful physique of Greg Hardy’s former girlfriend, Nicole Holder. Study a welts and outlines on her back, her arms, her legs, her chin, her neck and her foot.
Then tell me because Hardy should ever be authorised to play another down in a NFL.
Almost 14 months to a day after we saw a Ray Rice video, we’re now looking during a Greg Hardy photos. They’re striking and heartless and appalling.
Hopefully, they’ll have a same outcome on Hardy’s career as a video did on Rice’s. Hardy never should have been authorised behind into a NFL after creatively being found guilty by a North Carolina decider of several terrible acts of attack opposite Holder.
Let’s wish a recover of these photos will do what a NFL could not do: retaliate Hardy as he should be punished, by losing his career for good.
Why does it take cinema to arise us adult to what we already should have realized?
Dallas Cowboys owners Jerry Jones has called Hardy a “real leader.” Jones couldn’t be some-more wrong. Hardy, plain and simple, is a monster. I’ve created that word before, formed on reading Holder’s testimony during a trial. Now, after saying a photos, it seems all a some-more appropriate.
Holder’s testimony opposite Hardy in a Jul 2014 hearing was horrifying, minute and value repeating:
Holder pronounced Hardy, who is 6-4 and 265 pounds, flung her from a bed, threw her into a bathtub and afterwards tossed her onto a futon lonesome with rifles. (The NFL announced this Apr that a futon was lonesome with during slightest 4 semi-automatic rifles and 3 or 4 other guns.)
Holder pronounced Hardy ripped a necklace he had given her off her neck, threw it into a toilet and afterwards slammed a lid on her arm when she attempted to collect it.
Hardy dragged Holder by a hair room to room, she said, before putting his hands around her throat.
“He looked me in my eyes and he told me he was going to kill me,” Holder said. “I was so frightened we wanted to die. When he loosened his hold slightly, we said, ‘Just do it. Kill me.’ “
Hardy, afterwards with the Carolina Panthers and now with a Cowboys, was found guilty of domestic attack and not authorised to play for all though one diversion of a 2014 season, though was still paid his $13.1 million salary. The charges were discharged on interest progressing this year when Holder perceived a financial settlement, according to mixed news media reports, and could not be found to testify.
After a NFL laudably conducted a possess review of a incident, Commissioner Roger Goodell dangling Hardy for a initial 10 games of a 2015 season. He and other NFL executives had seen several of a photos that Deadspin has now put online, though not a immeasurable infancy of them.
As we all consternation because a joining didn’t flog Hardy out for life afterwards and there, cruise what happened next: a NFL Players Association, member of that also saw several of a photos, indeed fought Hardy’s 10-game cessation and successfully got it reduced to 4 games.
Something is really wrong when sports officials such as a leaders of a NFL players’ kinship demeanour during cinema of a smashed and painful lady and consider it’s a good thought to relieve a perpetrator’s punishment.