Former Cowboys player Greg Hardy has been formally charged by a Dallas County jury. He was charged with drug possession after Richardson police found him with cocaine in his wallet in September.
Hardy had less than 1 gram of cocaine with him during the traffic check. This crime can fetch him with a fine of $10,000 and at least 180 days of jail time.
A Richardson police officer arrested Hardy on 26 September after he was spotted taking a left turn without using a turn signal in his white Dodge Challenger.
On further probe, Hardy told the police that he and his female companion were coming back from an Applebee’s. They both were headed to the woman’s place. The officer wanted to leave Hardy with a warning but after searching the vehicle with his permission.
Inside his car, police found a leather wallet with a small purple bag containing the substance. The wallet also had gun range membership cards, credit cards and a golf membership card issued to Hardy.
However, Hardy claimed that the bag in his wallet must have been put in there during a party on the previous night when he passed his wallet to pay for everyone.
The athlete appeared in Texas with emotional baggage from his past life. Hardy had already been convicted of threatening and assault against a girlfriend in May 2014. However, the charge against him was eventually dropped from his record.
Moreover, within a month of signing with the Cowboys, the NFL suspended Hardy for ten games. The league referred to an investigation that found Hardy using physical force against his girlfriend on four different occasions. Hardy served four the suspension for four games after appealing against the decision.
Hardy called for more trouble in Dallas. He was known for staying out late partying and making rough comments on Twitter.