Cowboys Still Playing Waiting Game On Greg Hardy Ruling

Tom Martin

Caught a sneak preview of Ted 2 the other night. One of the crazy scenes involves Tom Brady, joking about being a cheater.

As I watched I immediately had this thought:

What the what with Greg Hardy?

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Obviously the deflated footballs trick has the Patriots being suspended and going under oath to appeal his punishment. But his case is in the line behind Hardy. Right?

All the sudden it’s been a month since the Cowboys’ defensive lineman appealed his suspension, which all the sudden was handed down in April. While with the Panthers, Hardy was charged with domestic violence and NFL commish Roger Goodell suspended him 10 games under the league’s new, tougher Personal Conduct Policy. The NFLPA, meanwhile, argues that the punishment is too harsh is the wake of the Ray Rice ordeal. Since the incident occurred in 2014, it claims the case should be governed under the NFL’s old policy, which would mandate only a two-game suspension.

Huge difference.

With the Cowboys dispersed for a summer break before training camp one month from now, the timing is right for the Hardy ruling. Expect arbiter Harold Henderson to announce his decision one of these late Friday afternoons, when fans are distracted by their weekend plans and while the media has little chance of getting immediate reaction from Hardy.

Yeah, it’s chicken. But it’s also the way the NFL does business.

So for now no news isn’t good news. It’s just no news.

A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.

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