*NFL defensive end Greg Hardy, currently a free agent without a team, has reportedly sent NFL teams a list of ways he’s been actively working to address his troublesome off-the-field behavior
During his stint with the Dallas Cowboys last season, the NFL suspended him for the first four games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy during an alleged domestic violence incident. He also made headlines last season for controversial comments about Tom Brady’s wife and some tweets that showed poor judgment.
Hardy is hoping that another team will take a chance on him this season, and apparently believes a list outlining his steps toward addressing his problems can’t hurt.
Via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk:
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Hardy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has sent to all teams detailed information regarding the activities in which Hardy has been engaged in order to identify and cure any and all disorders that may have contributed to past misbehavior, on and/or off the field.
Hardy has been evaluated and treated by multiple NFL physicians, with Dr. Heidi Bruty recently documenting the various steps and stages of individual and group counseling, along with other methods. Topics included his anger management, temper management, domestic violence, and evaluation for ADHD. Hardy also is learning more about impulsive decision making, and he is being assessed for personality, mood, learning, and speech disorders.
This year, Hardy has participated in at least 24 psychiatric therapy sessions, and he will continue to receive treatment and evaluation aimed at preventing the issues that plagued him in the past. He also is taking classes at the University of Mississippi.