Greg Hardy - Biography
Last Modified: Aug 22, 2020
|Born on :||July 28, 1988 (age 32)|
|Birth Name /
|Gregory McKarl Hardy|
|Birth Place:||Millington, Tennessee, USA|
|Father's Name:||Greg Hardy Sr.|
|Mother's Name:||Lan Hardy|
|High School:||Briarcrest Christian School|
|University:||University of Mississippi|
|Height:||1.93 meter (6 feet 4 inch)|
|Weight:||126 kg (277.78 lb)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Greg Hardy?
Greg Hardy is a former football defensive end, a mixed martial artist and American by nationality. He played for the Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers and in the MMA but is infamous for his inappropriate behavior and domestic violence.
Greg Hardy: Age, Parents, Siblings
Greg Hardy’s birth took place on July 28, 1988, in Millington, Tennessee, USA. He was born as Gregory McKarl Hardy to parents Greg Hardy Sr. and Lan Hardy. Not much is known about his siblings, family, and childhood.
For education, he attended Briarcrest Christian School where he was a three-sport letterman playing football, basketball, and track. He then joined the University of Mississippi on a football scholarship.
His ethnicity is African-American.
Greg Hardy: Girlfriend, Wife, Children
Greg Hardy is currently single sans girlfriend. He has never married and does not have a wife. As he has never been married, divorce is out of the question.
However, he is a father. His son’s birth was reported in September 2015.
Greg Hardy: Career
While at the University of Mississippi, Greg Hardy he played for the University’s football team. He played against Mississippi State University, University of Florida, among others. As a junior, he underwent foot surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot which made him miss his first three games.
In January 2009, Hardy underwent a second surgery to the same foot. The same year in July, he and teammate Dexter McCluster were involved in a car accident and was put back in a walking cast.
Source: USA Today (Greg Hardy)
Sports Illustrated in April 2009 named him the top prospect for the 2010 NFL Draft. But due to injuries, poor production, and an unimpressive combine caused him to be chosen by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
With the teams
Hardy played with the Carolina Panthers from 2010 to 2015. In March 2015, Carolina Panthers decided not to re-sign Greg Hardy despite requests from players and coaches.
On March 18, 2015, he signed a one year and $11.3 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent. But due to violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy, Hardy was suspended for the first 10 games of the 2015 season, which was later reduced to 4.
His first game showed his strong performance but his production soon dropped. Moreover, his inappropriate tweets put him in hot waters. As a result, Dallas Cowboys decided not to re-sign him as he was a bad influence on the younger players on the team.
In 2017, Greg Hardy participated in The Spring League and in January 2018, he was with the Richmond Roughriders.
In mixed martial arts
Greg Hardy announced in October 2016 his launch of an MMA career as an amateur. His MMA first debut was on November 4, 2017, against Joe Hawkins, which Hardy won. In the following games, he defeated Kenneth Woods, Ryan Chester.
His debut was at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series in June 2018 against Austen Lane. His victory secured him a contract with the UFC. He has fought against Rasheem Jones, Allen Crowder, Dmitrii Smoliakov.
Hardy’s fight against Allen Crowder was lost via disqualification. He had hit Crowder with his knee while Crowder was down on the ground, which is illegal in MMA.
Greg Hardy: Assault, Arrest
On May 13, 2014, Hardy was arrested for assaulting and threating his ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder. He was alleged to have assaulted (now ex) girlfriend by grabbing her, throwing her into furniture, strangling her, and threatening to kill her.
He was found guilty and sentenced to 60-day jail sentence and 18 months probation. When he appealed the decision, requesting a jury trial the victim failed to appear in court to testify. Due to this, charges were dropped citing their inability to locate the victim and "reliable information" that the two parties had reached a civil settlement.
On November 5, 2015, the domestic violence charges against Greg Hardy were expunged from his record. Deadspin released dozens of police photographs of Hardy's ex-girlfriend's injuries the following day. On September 26, 2016, he was arrested for cocaine possession in Dallas, Texas.
His spot on a card featuring Rachael Ostovich, a recent domestic violence victim also stirred controversy.
Greg Hardy: Net Worth, Salary
The net worth of Hardy is estimated to be around $4 million while the figure on his annual salary is not known.
Greg Hardy: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media site Twitter, Greg Hardy is followed by thousands of followers but is absent from Facebook and Instagram.
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