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Accelerated Maturation for Hardy

May 14 2014 04:57 AM Zod Carolina Panthers
You love the Kraken, I love the Kraken. We pay to watch him perform on Sundays. But Greg Hardy has needed to learn to separate his professional life from his personal life for quite some time now. A bit of maturity is needed, and quickly.

That is usually how it goes for 25 year old men. Throw in plenty of money and fame and often times you have a bigger problem.

Over the years with the Panthers there have been signs of trouble. Namely tweeting pictures of dozens of shot glasses, his Bentley speedometer going over 100mph, a driving record with plenty of speeding tickets and a motorcycle accident to name a few. A problem that began in college causing him to plummet in the NFL draft has bled into the NFL

Hardy can add a domestic abuse charge to his record, and that is no laughing matter.

A lack of maturity has now cost him millions, and could cost him much more. It threatens the long term contract he has worked towards. Personal problems will now fall into the risk category when weighing Hardy's benefit. Even if found completely innocent, the domestic violence charge will follow him around the NFL.

We don't yet know what happened yesterday morning. He very well may not be entirely at fault. However, he is 100% responsible for the position he has put himself in. The people he chooses to surround himself with also fall into the "needs maturation" category.

These are all red flags leading up to something more substantial. All signs point to more serious problems on the horizon. The NFL is littered with these stories, and Hardy could just be the next sad character and punch line.

Unless Hardy can get it turned around, and I mean right now.

A full night in a jail cell could be the wake up call Greg has needed for quite some time. Forced to stay the night as a cooling off period, he hopefully used the time wisely and went through accelerated maturation.

We all love the Kraken on the field. Lets hope Greg Hardy can learn to leave him there.

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A recent DUI? Link?

This is very bad if accurate.


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Hopefully we just got a huge discount because of this if we re-sign him. 

Hopefully we just got a huge discount because of this if we re-sign him. 

 

His agent's bargaining power absolutely just took a big hit.

 

I would have like to have seen Drew Rosenhaus's face when he found out.

fug it, we're going Kony

Fuck it, we're going Kony

 

Very few top 10 first round picks have the success that Hardy has had.

 

I am not so sure a late second rounder will be able to fill his shoes.

Very few top 10 first round picks have the success that Hardy has had.

 

I am not so sure a late second rounder will be able to fill his shoes.

fug it, sign Fua.

A recent DUI? Link?

This is very bad if accurate.


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Couldn't find a news report about a recent DUI by Greg Hardy. You might be mistaken Zod. 

Don't think Hardy has gotten a DUI. Just the speeding tickets, which everybody piles up really.

Excellent post.  Truth is, if Greg is able to avoid jail time AND keep his job after this, then he needs to count his lucky stars, thank every known diety, and NEVER think about getting angry off the football field again.

 

Even if he's with us, Hardy's not going to get CJ money now.  There will be major behaviorial clauses in his contract, and he can kiss a lot of the guranteed money goodbye.

 

I hope that, no matter the result, Greg has learned to appreciate life a bit more after spending a night in jail.  If he never plays another down of NFL football, I hope that he appreciates the opportunity he had.  He was on the verg of being set for several lifetimes.  He was on the cusp of NFL greatness. 

 

One night in jail, will it be his last?  Will he grow up, become a man, and stop putting himself negative situations?  I hope so for his children's sake.  I hope so for his sake.  And I hope he realizes that he never has a right to touch someone else in anger, off the football field (but remaining in control on the field).

I can't find the original quote, but:

When you first meet Greg, you think, "there's something off about this guy" and then you hang out with him a bit and to know him. Then you realize, there's something off about this guy.

it's.  watershed moment. time to own up to any issues you have and realize that the path your on may not be worth the drama that it brings and you need a new  life, new friends, a new perspective on what it means to live and a new commitment to your future. 

 

 

I can't find the original quote, but:

When you first meet Greg, you think, "there's something off about this guy" and then you hang out with him a bit and to know him. Then you realize, there's something off about this guy.


"You think the guy’s a little off. Then you have a chance to talk to him and you realize, 'Oh yeah, this guy’s a little off,'" defensive tackle Dwan Edwards told the Observer.
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If I were Richardson, DG, and Rivera I would All go down to the jailhouse and have a talk with him right there in the cell before he is released. See where His head is at.

Told you we should've sent to Oakland.

Unfortunately, Hardy strikes me as the kindof guy that only gets more belligerent after an arrest.

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I think this pretty much ends the contract talks and he'll be going to a new team after the season, if not before.


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LOL hyperboil much? None of us know the facts of the domestic and really that's the only serious charge he has had. I'm willing to bet that by TC this is all forgotten.
I've been meaning to ask, but it's likely not all that relevant here, but isn't his father in law enforcement?

LOL hyperboil much? None of us know the facts of the domestic and really that's the only serious charge he has had. I'm willing to bet that by TC this is all forgotten.


I don't know any people worth knowing that has a domestic abuse charge. You?

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LOL hyperboil much? None of us know the facts of the domestic and really that's the only serious charge he has had. I'm willing to bet that by TC this is all forgotten.


Forgotten? Not a chance.

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Maybe it's just me, but I don't see this as a big deal. You can get charged with domestic violence quite easily nowadays. What if the two were fighting (arguing) in public, and someone called the cops? Once they are called, someone has to go to jail. I know I could've been charged quite a few times myself, it's a tactic the cops use to defuse a situation. We have zero information as to what was actually going on, yet y'all are assuming the worst. I remember being that age, I remember spending a night in jail, (not for DV) but I grew up. I think GH will too. I'm not speculating, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt, until more information becomes available.


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I am reserving judgement until the facts come out on why he was arrested.

 

However, I suspect JR will have a sit down with Hardy after this and tell him it's his last chance.  I don't agree with everything JR has done, but he seems to have little tolerance for stuff like this and I greatly respect that.

 

Maybe it's just me, but I don't see this as a big deal. You can get charged with domestic violence quite easily nowadays.

 

Do you really believe this?

I guess I am in the minority but I believe:

1) He will not get that much punishment - community service and a 1 game suspension

2) His stock will not diminish

3) He will sign a massive contract somewhere besides Carolina (which would have been the case anyway)