Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings isn’t happy with the Cowboys’ signing of defensive end Greg Hardy, saying Thursday that “as a Cowboys fan, this was a shot in the gut.”
The signing was a controversial one for obvious reasons. Hardy was accused of domestic violence last year and spent all but one game on the Commissioner’s Exempt List as a result. The charges were ultimately dismissed during Hardy’s appeal, when the victim couldn’t be located by court officials but he could still face discipline from the league.
“I’m a big Cowboys fan. I love them to death and I want them to beat the Eagles every time they play,” Rawlings said, per Sarah Mervosh of the Dallas Morning News. “But at some point, being a sports fan gets trumped by being a father, husband, wanting to do what’s right for women, so this is not a good thing. I don’t think I’m going to be buying Hardy jerseys any time soon.”
Rawlings made clear that he will remain a fan of the Cowboys, but “that doesn’t mean I have to agree with every play that’s called and every person that’s hired, and in this case, I don’t.”
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