According to NFL.com, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has been suspended without pay for the first 10 games of the 2015 season. The decision came after the league’s two-month investigation into a domestic violence incident last year involving Hardy and his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Holder. The league concluded that there was sufficient credible evidence that Hardy had violated the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.
This is a positive step forward for the NFL as the league continues to evaluate and implement more stringent policies around domestic violence. Our hope is that the NFL’s commitment to addressing and preventing domestic violence will set an example for other organizations across the country. More effective workplace policies can go a long way toward creating support systems and providing protection for employees who are affected by domestic violence, as well as sending a message that abuse will not be tolerated.
Learn more about the laws in your state that protect your employment and housing rights. If you are experiencing domestic violence, The Hotline is here to help. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) any time or chat online via our website from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. CT.