Greg Hardy is one of the most controversial figures in the NFL right now as the former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman remains an unsigned free agent.
Hardy has a very colourful past but it is not one that puts him in a shining light and his campaign in Dallas last year really didn't help.
Trying to change the past?
Hardy left the Carolina Panthers last year before signing with the Cowboys for the 2015 season but departed Carolina amid a lot of controversy.
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With claims of domestic violence lodged against him from his former girlfriend Nicole Holder, Hardy left Carolina and instantly gained one of the worst reputations in the NFL.
Now seemingly with Hardy set to enter the same world that former Baltimore Ravens runningback Ray Rice is in.
Well now in a one one one interview with ESPN, Hardy has made some big claims about his past that if true, change everything.
"I've never put my hand on any woman," - Greg Hardy
Hardy claimed throughout his interview that he has never abused a woman and was in fact brought up to never raise his hand to anyone.
Of course given the evidence against him and all of the other circumstances, it will be hard for anyone to believe the claims made by Hardy.
One person who refused to believe the claims was Hardy's former Panthers team-mate and current Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr.
Team-mates turn on each other?
Following the airing of Hardy's interview, Smith took to Twitter to show his doubts over Hardy's claims.
Smith clearly doubting Hardy's innocence is a big statement but the big question is, did Hardy say what he did just to try and earn a road back into the NFL?
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