In this edition of "What bonehead thing did Greg Hardy do now?" the setting is Twitter.
On his handle, @OverlordKraken, Hardy changed his name to "Perfection" Wednesday morning. He then made his description the following:
"Innocent until proven guilty–lack of knowledge & information is just ignorance–the unjust/prejudicial treatment of diff categories of people is discrimination."
— Adam Mumma (@AdamMumma89) November 11, 2015
Hardy has since changed his Twitter name to "Machiavelli Kraken" and his description now reads, "Come with me Hail Mary Run quick see What do we have here now wana be my ride or die La la la la la la (SuperBlockParty)."
A year and a half ago, a judge found Hardy guilty of assaulting a female and communicating threats. He was sentenced to 18 months probation. Hardy appealed the decision, and when the victim, Nicole Holder, failed to report to court for a jury trial, charges were dropped.
Hardy played one game for the Panthers in 2014 and was signed by the Cowboys this offseason. A suspension originally of ten games was reduced to four. Hardy has played in the Cowboys' most recent four games.
Last Friday, Deadspin published pictures of Holder, previously seen only by investigators, the court system and the NFL. The graphic images of Holder's wounds have added a new chapter to Hardy's domestic violence charges.
Although Hardy is proclaiming innocence Wednesday, he expressed an apologetic tone on Saturday:
Just had to say I express my regret 4 what happened in past and I'm Dedicated to being the best person & teammate that I can be
— Machiavelli Kraken (@OverlordKraken) November 8, 2015
Jerry Jones has stood by Hardy's right to play football for the Dallas Cowboys this season. The owner is known for making efforts to build character in embattled players. Hardy may be one of his most difficult test cases.
On Nov. 26, the Cowboys host Hardy's former team, the Panthers, in what is sure to be a media circus.