*Former NFL star Greg Hardy has been charged with felony drug possession in Texas.
Cops pulled over the one-time linebacker on Sept. 25 after his 2010 Dodge Challenger made a turn without signaling. During the bust, a baggie containing .7 grams of cocaine was found in Hardy’s brown Louis Vuitton wallet.
According to TMZ, Hardy has been indicted on one count of felony possession of a controlled substance. He faces up to two years in prison if convicted.
Hardy has previously been arrested for assault and communicating threats, after he was alleged to have assaulted an ex-girlfriend. On July 15, a judge found him guilty and sentenced him to 18 months probation. When Hardy appealed the decision, requesting a jury trial, the victim refused to testify. As a result, the prosecutor’s office dropped the charges.
Hardy’s then coach Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers initially said he was comfortable having Hardy play, but on September 14, 2014, Hardy was deactivated.
On April 22, 2015, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Hardy for 10 games, after the league’s two-month long investigation found that Hardy used physical force in at least four instances, including placing his hands around the victim’s neck with enough pressure to leave visible marks, and that his actions were “a significant act of violence in violation of the Personal Conduct Policy.”
On July 10, 2015, an arbiter reduced Hardy’s suspension from 10 games to four games. On November 5, 2015, the domestic violence charges against Hardy were expunged from his record.
On September 26, 2016, Hardy was arrested for cocaine possession in Dallas, Texas.