Greg Hardy is a football player, most known for his time playing on the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys. In 2014 while playing for the Cowboys, Hardy was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The highly publicised case was later dropped when the victim failed to appear in court to testify. The gruesome photos of Hardy’s ex-girlfriend’s injuries were released the day after the charges were expunged from Hardy’s record. Two years later in 2016, Hardy was arrested for cocaine possession. He currently plays in the American Arena League (AAL) as a defensive end for the Richmond Roughriders. He’s also a mixed martial arts fighter with an amateur record of 3-0.
Greg Hardy Net Worth As Of 2019: $4 Million
The disgraced former NFL player has a current net worth of $4 million. Over his six years playing in the league, Hardy reportedly earned almost $25 million.
Greg Hardy was born on July 28, 1988, in Millington, Tennessee. He attended Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, he helped lead his team to the state championship in 2004. As a senior, he was credited with 65 tackles, including 12 for loss and six sacks, while also receiving 48 passes for 268 yards.
In high school, Hardy committed to play at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He finished his college career with 39.5 tackles for loss and 26.5 sacks. He was considered one of the best pass rushers eligible for the 2009 NFL Draft but he elected to return to Ole Miss for a senior season. In the 2010 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 6th round with the 175th overall pick.
Hardy was named to the Pro Bowl in the 2013 NFL season in which he recorded a career-high 15 sacks. Hardy’s 15 sacks in 2013 is currently the Carolina Panthers single-season franchise record. In 2014, Hardy was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, but the domestic violence charges were expunged from his record when the victim failed to appear in court. After the expungement, Deadspin released the gruesome police photographs of Hardy’s ex-girlfriend’s injuries. In 2015, Hardy played one year with the Dallas Cowboys but was let go after the season due to off the field issues. He hasn’t been signed by another NFL team since, and in 2016, he was arrested for cocaine possession.
In the fall of 2016, Hardy announced he would begin a career in the MMA. After winning his first three amateur fights, he was given the opportunity to fight professionally in the UFC in June 2018. Hardy has continued to play football, however, in the American Arena League. In January 2018, he signed with the Richmond Roughriders.
Greg Hardy’s UFC debut ended after he hit Allen Crowder with an illegal knee to stop the fight.