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Ex-Ole Miss, NFL player Greg Hardy arrested on drug charge

Associated Press

RICHARDSON, Texas— Former Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy, who remains unsigned after a tumultuous 2015 season revolving around his domestic violence case in North Carolina, has been arrested on a cocaine possession charge in Texas.

Jail spokesman Tim Weed in the Dallas suburb of Richardson said Hardy was arrested early Monday and booked on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. He was released on $5,000 bond Monday afternoon.

Hardy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, declined to comment.

The 28-year-old Hardy, who played at Ole Miss from 2007-09, signed with Dallas as a free agent last year after Carolina decided not to bring him back as a result of the domestic case.

Hardy was suspended for the first four games last season over the domestic incident, and his production with the Cowboys dropped off considerably after photos of bruised ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder were posted by Deadspin.

After Hardy was convicted by a judge, prosecutors dropped his case during the appeal because Holder couldn’t be located to testify.

The NFL originally suspended Hardy for 10 games over the incident, but an arbitrator reduced the ban to four games.