Greg Hardy Update: Arbitrator Reduces Suspension to 4 Games

Per the NFL’s website, Greg Hardy’s 10-game suspension has been reduced by six games by arbitrator .

We’ve been waiting for several weeks to hear the ruling on Hardy’s appeal, and this is what I expected. The 4-game suspension matches that of Hardy’s defensive teammate, , meaning that both players will be eligible to play in week 5 of the NFL regular season when the come to town on October 11.

Stories over the past week have come out about Greg Hardy’s stated intention of fighting the suspension beyond today’s ruling, depending on the length of the new suspension terms, but it’s unclear at this time whether or not he will accept the 60 percent reduction or push for more.

Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) with spoke to Greg Hardy’s agent Drew Rosenhaus about the update:

“I will confer with Greg, the and his lawyers to discuss our next move,” Rosenhaus told Rapoport. “Still considering further legal action.”

All told, if the suspension stands at 4 games, Hardy will have missed a total of 19 games – combined with games missed in 2014 under an exemption status not defined as a suspension officially.

The signed Greg Hardy during the to bring help to a that has struggled to develop a consistent pass-rush.

The deal was very team-friendly in that the bulk of the contract comes in the form of incentives that prevent the team from being liable for payment should Hardy miss any playing time.

We’ll update the situation as new information becomes available.

What do you think?

Bryson T

Written by Bryson T

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