- According to Reed, the NFL is arguing that they have the right to “examine and inspect exhibits admitted into evidence in a public trial and currently held by the District Attorney.”
- The NFL added that Hardy “remains on the Exempt list pending the resolution of the matter being reviewed for potential discipline,” per Reed.
This comes just a few hours after the Cowboys officially signed Hardy to a one-year contract worth $11.3 million.
Hardy’s contract can be worth up to $13.1 million and prevents Dallas from using either of their franchise or transition tags on him.
Hardy’s domestic violence case was ultimately settled out of court. However, the league can still impose a suspension for violating their conduct policy.
For what it’s worth, Peter King of MMQB.com reported earlier in the week that teams around the league believe there’s a “good chance” Hardy will be suspended for the first six games of the season.
Hardy, 26, 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.
Last year, the Panthers used their franchise tag on the defensive end, which paid him a salary of $13.116 million for the 2014 season. However, all indications are that Carolina has moved on and he won’t be back with the team.
We have Hardy listed as the No. 5 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.