Greg Hardy has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance in Richardson City, Texas. The former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman was taken into custody for possessing a substance labeled as “penalty group 1,” which TMZ is claiming was cocaine.
Police reportedly arrested Hardy late Sunday night. He was arraigned this morning and subsequently bailed himself out of jail.
Hardy became notorious far more for his behavior off the field than on it during his career. He was found guilty of domestic assault in 2014, but appealed the decision. When his accuser failed to show up in court to testify, the charges were dropped. That result drew almost universal ire. Hardy was suspended 10 games by the NFL, but on appeal it was reduced to just four. They Cowboys signed him and he played the 2015 season as a member of the team.
Once he came back, Hardy became a much-reviled figure among NFL fans, especially since he showed absolutely no remorse for his past actions.
While he started the 2015 season off well statistically, many in Dallas soured on him behind the scenes. The 28-year-old former Pro Bowler was not re-signed this offseason and is still a free agent.
Hardy screwing up away from football isn’t something that should surprise anyone at this point and we seriously doubt he ever plays again.