Eagles Linemen Condemn Greg Hardy Even Though The Dallas Cowboys Won't
Yesterday, Greg Hardy played in his fourth consecutive game for the Cowboys.
But the widespread feeling of unease present since his return to the NFL playing field turned to palpable anger following Friday's release of photos showing Hardy's alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend.
Those who needed visual evidence of Hardy's alleged actions received it, and the response calling for the defensive end's removal from football appeared to be unanimous.
Still, the Cowboys and the NFL stuck by Hardy, which is why he was allowed to play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
Several Eagles linemen, though, were vocal in their disdain for Hardy.
Philadelphia tackle Lane Johnson reportedly said,
Any time I had a chance to put a little extra mustard on a block, I tried.
Eagles center Jason Kelce added,
I'm glad he didn't have a good day. It's a joke a guy like that is able to play this quickly... Three people I have zero respect for in this world. People who hit women, who molest children and rapists.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continued his unwavering support of Greg Hardy, saying,
Greg has a commitment to us. He has a commitment to do the right thing. We expect him to do the right thing.
Dallas head coach, Jason Garrett, echoed those sentiments. Following the game, he told media,
We decided we were giving him a second chance, but in doing so, the expectations and the standards we set would be very clear to him and how he and, really, everybody else is supposed to conduct themselves on the football field and off the football field.
According to an ESPN source, throughout the NFL's investigation, Hardy did not show any remorse for what happened.
Just because you were wrong all along, Jerry, doesn't mean it's too late to do the right thing.