Report: Free agent Greg Hardy sends teams notice of counseling efforts
Free agent Greg Hardy and his agent Drew Rosenhaus have sent teams a detailed report on activities in which the defensive end has been engaged in order to identify any issues that may have contributed to past misbehavior, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.
Hardy, 27, has undergone treatment including a meeting with Dr. Heidi Bruty, who detailed the individual and group counseling stages for him. Dr. Bruty looked into Hardy’s anger management, temper management, domestic violence and evaluation for ADHD.
According to Florio, Hardy has participated in at least 24 psychiatric therapy sessions in 2016. Hardy has also enrolled in classes at the University of Mississippi.
Hardy was arrested in May 2014 after allegedly grabbing his ex-girlfriend, throwing her onto a couch and strangling her. A judge found Hardy guilty of assault in July 2014, but Hardy appealed for a jury trial, and the charges were dropped when Hardy’s accuser failed to appear in court. In November 2015, one day after Hardy’s charges were expunged from his record, Deadspin published police photos of Hardy’s ex-girlfriend, showing her bruises and injuries.
“I’ve never put my hand on any women,” Hardy said in an interview with ESPN’s Adam Schefter last month.
Hardy served a four-game suspension in 2015 after signing with the Cowboys.