Tanguay: NFL's reduction of Hardy's suspension is a disgrace


I'm going to throw up in my mouth. I am so ashamed to be a fan of the National Football League.

Greg Hardy -- a despicable human being -- just had his 10-game suspension, for beating a woman, reduced to four on appeal.

Yes, four games. Just like Tom Brady received for allegedly ordering that air be released from footballs. (I'll get to Brady in a minute.)

In the name of humanity, how can the NFL reduce -- by more than half! -- the suspension of a man who, according to police reports, slammed his ex-girlfriend on pile of automatic weapons that were spread across a bed? The only reason he avoided jail time was because the victim didn’t show up in court.

Hardy should be locked up, along with Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, but, due to the legal system, they're not. At the very least, they should not be allowed to play in the NFL. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is a complete scum-bag for giving Hardy a job. The same can be said for Vikings owner Ziggy Wilf with Peterson. My word, is there no decency in the world?

What the NFL needs to realize is that there are enough talented players that the likes of Greg Hardy are not indispensable. Quite frankly, Jones, Wilf and Roger Goodell are nothing but enablers. It's okay to physical harm women and children as long as he takes a few games off? Disgusting!

Now, to Brady. One would think his suspension will be reduced to at least two games based on the Hardy decision. But two games? In other words, pounding on a woman is only twice as bad as (allegedly) letting some air out of the footballs?


Based on this decision, Brady’s suspension should be reduced to ZERO. If not, it means Roger Goodell feels physical assaulting a woman is the same as low PSI.

This is a bad day for the NFL. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but actions like this will be the demise of this league.

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