NFL Reduces Greg Hardy’s Suspension from 10 to 4 Games

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The NFL reduced the 10-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy to four games on Friday.

Hardy spent his first five seasons in the league as a dominant defensive player for the Carolina Panthers, but only played one game last season after violating the league’s personal conduct policy for assaulting his former girlfriend Nicole Holder.

Hardy was found guilty in July 2014 and received a 60-day suspended sentence and 18 months probation for his actions. But after appealing the ruling in favor of a jury trial, Holder refused to cooperate with the authorities and the charges were dismissed. Many believe Hardy paid off Holder.

The 26-year-old DE received an additional ten game suspension for the 2015 season, which was reduced by the league on Friday. However, Hardy could continue to fight the suspension, as he previously indicated he would fight anything above two games.

Assuming the suspension stays at four games, the Cowboys will have a huge hole to fill during a difficult portion of their schedule.