Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source close to Cowboys DE Greg Hardy, reports that Hardy “isn’t pleased with his current circumstances, but he has not lost the will to keep fighting to change them.”
This comes in contrast to a report from Tuesday that said Hardy may be willing to drop his fight if he can get his total suspension reduced by 2-4 games.
However, Florio adds that Hardy will challenge in court an arbitration ruling that imposes anything more than a two-game suspension against him.
“Greg has every intention of taking whatever legal steps are necessary,” Florio’s source said. “Nothing has changed on our end.”
“Greg has nothing to lose by fighting,” Florio’s source added.
The fact that it has been 41 days since the appeal process began for Hardy has only strengthened his resolve to fight to the fight the case. On top of that, the amount of time hearing officer Harold Henderson is taking to make a ruling could be seen as an indication that Hardy has strengthened the case against the league.
Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report spoke to sources close to Cowboys DE Greg Hardy who mentioned that he’s losing some of his will to fight the 10-game suspension handed down from the NFL for his involvement in a domestic violence case that was settled out of court.
According to Cole, Hardy may be willing to drop his fight if he can get his total suspension reduced by 2-4 games.
Hardy is reportedly worn down by the legal process, which has played out over the past year or so.
We’re well over a month into the appeal’s process and there hasn’t been any indication as to when a ruling will be handed down by the NFL.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter previously reported that some smart people around the league believe Cowboys Hardy could get his 10-game suspension reduced to between two to six games following his appeal.
In the event Hardy’s suspension stands, he stands to make $1.3 million in workout bonuses, a $750,000 base salary, and $3.468 million in roster bonuses in 2015, according to Todd Archer.
Archer added that Hardy’s incentive package likely won’t be in play for him, considering that he would make $500,000 for eight sacks, $1 million for 10 sacks, $1.4 million for 12 sacks, and $1.8 million for 14 sacks.
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 in the event he was suspended for this incident.
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 his suspension as the news is available.