Now with his seventh team, Cowboys defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove is hoping the issues that have plagued his career thus far are behind him.
Hargrove was cut shortly after signing with the Green Bay Packers last year after it was announced that he would be suspended for eight games as a result of his role in the Bountygate scandal while playing for the New Orleans Saints. Before that, he lost his 2008 season as he was suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
“Maybe I’m an enigma for trouble,” Hargrove said this week, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’m trying to get past this three-year thing where I can maybe get five years in the league without losing a year. Maybe that’s what teams are thinking. I don’t know. We’re going to try to break that.”
Hargrove has also filed a lawsuit against the league, claiming that football has led to a number of physical and mental issues, which is pending. But the soon-to-be 30-year-old doesn’t believe any outside issue will get in the way of his attempt to bounce back as a member of the Cowboys.
“Can’t comment on that,” Hargrove said of the lawsuit. “It is what it is. I’m here to play ball, and I’m going to try to do my best and not let anything outside of that hinder me getting on this field and playing.”
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