January 30, 2017

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has submitted an application to play in an independent football league in April, a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because he wasn't authorized to discuss the application. Hardy's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, didn't immediately return a phone message.

The 28-year-old Hardy would not receive a salary for playing in the Spring League, which is designed to give former NFL draft picks a shot to display their talent. The league isn't affiliated with the NFL but NFL teams plan to send scouts to games and workouts.

Hardy didn't play last season following a tumultuous 2015 with the Cowboys because of his domestic violence case in North Carolina.

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