Hardy was convicted in a bench trial; however, Hardy appealed the conviction, and the charges were later dropped in February 2015. The case was dismissed after Holder refused to cooperate with the district attorney.
Hardy came under even more fire after photos showing a badly-bruised Holder were released in November 2015.
Jerry Jones and the Cowboys didn’t want to deal with Hardy after just one season — not after that season included a heated sideline argument and inappropriate comments directed at Tom Brady’s wife. So far, the Jaguars don’t appear to want the potential headache either.
Had the Jaguars signed Hardy, they would’ve added another star to an already revamped defense. Earlier this offseason, the team signed Malik Jackson, Prince Amukamara, and Tashaun Gipson. Then, they went ahead and drafted two top-five talents in Jalen Ramsey and Myles Jack. And don’t forget they’ll be re-gaining 2015 first-round pick Dante Fowler, who missed all of last year.
The Jaguars appear to be on the rise in the AFC South. But Hardy apparently won’t be joining them for that climb.、
Elliott’s father, Stacy, also denied the charges via Dallascowboys.com’s Nick Eatman.
Statement from Ezekiel Elliott’s father Stacy: “The reported allegations and Internet postings regarding our son are completely false.”
— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) July 22, 2016
Moreover, WFAA’s Mike Leslie and Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill each reported on Twitter that the Cowboys believe Elliott might have been the victim of a setup.
High-ranking #Cowboys source says that Ezekiel Elliott has messages saved on his phone proving his ex-girlfriend is trying to set him up.
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) July 22, 2016
Per a source, Elliott broke off the relationship and alleged victim said she would ruin him if he did. Thus the accusations
— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) July 22, 2016
Adding yet another bizarre twist to the story, the woman accusing Elliott of domestic violence later filed a second police report, per TMZ, with claims that Elliott has hit her several times over the previous week. Elliott reportedly denied ever hitting her in any serious way to police for this report, too. TMZ reported separately that it heard a 911 call from the alleged victim in which she calmly explains to police that she considered waiting a day to file an additional report.