Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer tweeted this morning that the domestic violence case against Greg Hardy has been dismissed. The reason for the dismissal was that the victim has made herself "completely unavailable" to the prosecution. Apparently they haven't been able to get anything from her since November.
Hardy, who is just 26, had really come into his own in 2013 when he was selected to the Pro Bowl. He recorded 15 sacks for the Panthers while playing defensive end. Hardy was a 6th round pick for Carolina in the 2010 draft.
The reason for the post here is because Hardy is scheduled to become a free agent in a couple of weeks. He will command a big price on the open market, but he will still have time to serve for this incident because he spent the entire 2014 season on the commissioner's exempt list. That means he still got paid and hasn't technically been suspended yet. He will have to serve at least 6 game under the new domestic abuse policy.
Hardy would probably prefer to go to a team that plays a 4-3 because his natural position is a 4-3 defensive end. That doesn't mean, however, for the right price that he wouldn't be willing to play outside linebacker in a 3-4.
Teams will face an interesting decision on the Hardy front. There is no doubt that he has the talent to be an impact guy on the field, but there are a lot of questions off the field that are going to scare some teams away.
Would you be OK with the Titans signing him at the right price?