Greg Hardy ensured himself more bad press this morning when he changed his Twitter profile to say: “Innocent until proven guilty-lack of knowledge & information is just ignorance-the unjust/prejudicial treatment of diff categories of people is discrimination.”
In doing so, Hardy is attempting to paint himself as the victim. Hardy also continues to show a complete lack of remorse. Also, he was actually found guilty, but then skated when he appealed and his girlfriend wouldn’t cooperate. (Maybe Hardy read Jason Whitlock’s post and is trying to shift the narrative.)
The new bio was up only a short time before the Dallas Cowboys defensive end changed it once again.
There’s arguably no bigger villain in sports right now. Why? Because he makes himself an easy target. And perhaps that’s no accident, Pro Football Talk speculates:
Darin Gantt of PFT, who covered the Panthers for 14 years before joining this operation several years back, believes that Hardy views himself as a pro wrestler and revels in being regarded as a heel. With pro wrestling, however, everyone (well, almost everyone) knows it’s an act. With the NFL, people equate words and deeds with the assessment of a person’s character.
There’s nothing I can say about Hardy that hasn’t already been said. But it is worth wondering if near-universal revulsion satiates Hardy in some way. If so, he’s doing a pretty good job at fueling that desire.
[H/T: Philly Voice]