Greg Hardy On Domestic Abuse: 'I've Never Put My Hand On Any Women'
Greg Hardy continues to deny assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
"I've never put my hand on any women," Hardy told ESPN's Adam Schefter in a one-on-one interview.
"In my whole entire life, no sir," he said. Hardy says he was raised not to hit women. He also added that violence against his siblings wasn't tolerated.
Here's an excerpt from the interview ESPN released:
Hardy: “I’ve never put my hand on ANY women … In my whole entire life, No Sir. That’s just not how we’re raised. As you can tell, like I said again, it’s the Bible belt. It’s just something that’s, I wouldn’t even say frowned upon, just something that’s nonexistent in most southern homes.”
Schefter: “You say you did nothing wrong, you’re innocent and yet the pictures of her that surfaced would seem to suggest a woman who had some type of physical contact. How do you explain that?”
Hardy: “I will stop you there and say that I didn’t say that I didn’t do anything wrong. That situation occurred and that situation was handled but … saying that I did nothing wrong is a stretch but saying I am innocent is correct. Yes sir.”
Schefter: “Did you ever put your hands on her?”
Hardy: “No Sir … No Sir.”
In 2014, Hardy was involved in an incident with Nicole Holder in Charlotte, North Carolina while he played for the Carolina Panthers.
He was accused of throwing Holder against a bathroom wall in his apartment, then throwing her on a bed covered with rifles, choking her, and threatening her life.
Hardy was later convicted on charges of domestic violence against Holder in a bench trial by judge.
Hardy called his conviction a "flimsy situation" and "a product of miscommunication."
Last year, he filed a petition to have the charges expunged from his record.
Hardy is currently a free agent after spending last season with the Dallas Cowboys.
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