With the NFL’s recent track record of getting beat in court, it’s hard to blame Hardy and his reps for at least considering the idea of pursing an appeal that could get him a reduced sentence. Especially when you consider that Hardy’s contract is designed to pay him on a weekly basis.
The NFL handed down a 10-game suspension for Hardy’s involvement in a domestic violence case that was eventually settled out of court. However, it was later reduced to four games by arbitrator Harold Henderson.
Hardy, 26, signed a one-year contract worth $11.3 million with the Cowboys that includes weekly bonuses as a way to protect the team from him missing a number of games.
Last year, Hardy wound up appearing in just one game and recorded four tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble before he was placed on the commissioners expect list.
We’ll have more regarding Hardy and a potential appeal as the news is available.