TMZ Sports is reporting that former NFL DE Greg Hardy has been charged with felony drug possession and faces serious jail time after he arrested a few months ago in Texas.
According to TMZ, Hardy has been indicted on one count of felony possession of a controlled substance and faces up to two years in prison if convicted. However, it’s considered unlikely that Hardy would receive the maximum punishment for this incident.
Cops in Texas pulled Hard’s 2010 Dodge Challenger over for a turn signal being out. Cops discovered a baggie of cocaine that weighed in at .7 grams.
It’s clear that Hardy’s NFL career is over and he’s already begun transitioning to MMA fighting.
Hardy actually worked out for the Jaguars this summer, but they said they weren’t looking to sign him to a contract, and were instead trying to get a sense of his conditioning in case they needed to bring someone in.
Hardy, 28, is a former sixth-round pick of the Panthers back in 2010. He spent five years in Carolina before signing a one-year contract worth $11.3 million with the Cowboys that included weekly bonuses as a way to protect the team from him missing a number of games.
In 2015, Hardy appeared in 12 games and recorded 35 tackles, six sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and a pass defense for the Cowboys. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 17 defensive end out of 48 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Hardy’s arrest as the news is available.