Fans of Salt Lake Screaming Eagles have made the firm decision to reject the former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy to join their team. The fans rejected the pro bowler, who is well-known for his track record of violence against woman.
Salt Lake Screaming Eagles is the fan-operated team competing in the Indoor Football League (IFL). As the team that operates fully on fans preferences, the Screaming Eagles requires vote from fans for all major decisions, including signing players. Last Thursday morning March 30, the fan casted their vote for 10 hours to decide whether they should hire Hardy as reported byNBC Sports.
Following the vote, fans of the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles voted a 50-50 percent tied. However, after careful calculation, the team announced the fans decided on a 50.1 percent vote to reject Hardy for joining the team as reported by ESPN.
Hardy expects to reboot his career in the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles after Dallas Cowboys did not extend his contract in 2016. He only played for one season for Dallas Cowboys, and he is known for bad temper and attitude. He was arrested for domestic violence against his girlfriend in May 2014, and after two months trial, jury found him guilty for assaulting and threatening his girlfriend.
The former Carolina Panther player was sentenced to 18 months of probation and he filed an appeal, but his girlfriend was afraid to appear before the court, and the prosecutor dropped the charges. However, NFL suspended him for 10 games following the investigation and found him violating the NFL policies against violence. Hardy is a good player, making the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles fans to be divided evenly whether to sign him or not.
As fans decision has been taken, the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles will not be the place for Hardy to restart his football career. Watch the USA Today report on fans vote below: