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USA Today columnist Christine Brennan: Unlike Ray Rice, Greg Hardy lacks contrition

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Greg Hardy, in a Feb. 9, file photo, returns Sunday after a four-game suspension imposed by the NFL after an incident of domestic violence in Charlotte in 2014.
Greg Hardy, in a Feb. 9, file photo, returns Sunday after a four-game suspension imposed by the NFL after an incident of domestic violence in Charlotte in 2014. AP

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is coming off a four-game NFL suspension for his involvement in a domestic violence incident in Charlotte in 2014, while he was with the Carolina Panthers. He spoke to reporters for the first time Wednesday.

He talked about the attractiveness of other players’ wives and other women, which he said is how he selects his Pro Bowls. He said he wants to come out for his first game in more than a year with “guns blazing,” not the best look for Hardy, 27, who allegedly threw former girlfriend Nicole Holder onto a futon covered with guns at his Charlotte condominium in early 2014. Misdemeanor charges were eventually dropped when Holder did not show up for a jury trial.

And Hardy generally demonstrated no contrition for the incident that cost him his final 15 games as a Panther (but not the accompanying salary).

USA Today columnist Christine Brennan took him to task on Wednesday. Clearly, she says, he doesn’t have contrition in him.

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