Greg Hardy was always going to be a risky signing for the Dallas Cowboys following his legal troubles.
The former Carolina Panthers star is a fiery and controversial figure and that side of him reared its ugly face again last night as the Cowboys were beaten by the New York Giants.
TV replays showed Hardy being all sorts of fired up on the sidelines, but another video of what happened before that has emerged, and it is a lot more sinister.
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The video shows Hardy confronting Dallas special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia following Dwayne Harris' kickoff return touchdown for the Giants, and going toe-to-toe with the coach.
Judging by the tape, Bisaccia tried to get Hardy to leave the huddle so that the kick-return unit could prepare. Hardy then swings at a clipboard that the coach is holding, and Hardy eventually shoves the coach. Hardy also quite clearly tries to intimidate the coach by standing over him.
That’s when other Cowboys players started to intervene and pulled Hardy away. You can see a brief clip of it here...
The confrontation with Dez Bryant happened in the aftermath, with the injured wide receiver jawing at his teammate on the sideline, hopefully calling Hardy out for the idiot that he is.
For some reason, no one connected with the team has said a single bad word about Hardy pushing one of his coaches.
Bisaccia was interviewed after the game and said that he was fine with Hardy, while Jason Garrett didn't think it was an issue at all. Owner and GM Jerry Jones went on to add, without any hint of sarcasm, that Hardy was a real leader of the team and commanded the respect of the locker room.