Greg Hardy just won’t go away.
The 28-year-old is competing in the Spring League in an attempt to repair his public image after being charged of viciously attacking his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her in 2014. Hardy has remained adamant he’s done nothing wrong, but admits he has a difficult hill to climb to convince others.
“I’m kind of on the black side of things right now, with the perception of my persona,” Hardy told Bleacher Report’s Natalie Weiner. “It’s hard to fight the fans. You can’t be right about somebody if you don’t know them – that’s just a basic common decency fact.
“But nobody wants to attest to that, so I have to show that Greg Hardy is not a f—ing psychopath. And I say ‘f—ing’ because it’s that extreme. I want people to see that, instead of reading and believing the latest stories.”
Hardy has been denying any wrongdoing for years, telling ESPN’s Adam Schefter in 2016 that the brutal police photos of his ex-girlfriend’s injuries were doctored. Hardy maintained that message with Weiner – denying guilt, but accepting general fault.
“Guilty? I mean, the United States of America said I wasn’t,” said Hardy, referring to the dismissal of his case in 2015. “But apologetic, most definitely. I’m sorry for anything I did wrong. I never wanted to do anything wrong.”
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