Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy traveled to Washington DC for his appeal hearing on Thursday, but we’re no closer to knowing whether or not he’ll have his suspension reduced.
Hardy was suspended 10 games by the NFL last month for conduct detrimental to the league, the result of a two-month investigation into the domestic violence incident that led to the Pro Bowl defensive end spending all but a week of last season on the commissioner’s exempt list.
The NFL Players Association’s appeal on Hardy’s behalf contends that the suspension is based on the application of the new personal conduct policy to an incident that took place well before said policy was in place. The case will be heard by Harold Henderson, the arbitrator who earlier denied Adrian Peterson’s appeal
Thursday’s hearing lasted around seven hours, and ended with no timetable for a decision.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett didn’t have much to offer when asked about the appeal this week.
“No real comment beyond just supporting him and this is part of the process that he’s going to go through in appealing this suspension,” Garrett told the team’s official website. “He and his representatives will handle it as well as they can and we’ll see what happens. The biggest thing is to handle it the right way. We’re going to try to handle it the right way as an organization and we expect him to handle it the right way as an individual player.”