Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy isn’t a man of many words, publicly anyway, but he’s made clear that he wants to reward Jerry Jones for taking a chance on him.
Hardy spent all but a week of last season on the commissioner’s exempt list as he was investigated on domestic violence charges. He was found guilty of assaulting a female and communicating threats in a bench trial in North Carolina last summer, but he appealed for a jury trial and the charges were ultimately dropped when that trial was set to begin and the prosecution couldn’t locate the accuser.
The next month, Hardy signed with the Cowboys. A little over a month after that, it was announced that Hardy would be suspended for 10 games for conduct detrimental to the league.
Whenever he gets back on the field, Hardy says he’ll do all he can to make his new boss happy.
“What I am going to do is make sure Jerry’s happy,” Hardy said, per the Shreveport Times. “(Because) he took a chance on me.”
Hardy has a plan to ensure he has no off-the-field issues in Dallas.
“Be me again,” Hardy said. “Be a considerate, nice guy. Help people. Keep a lot of love in my heart. Stay out of trouble.”