As Greg Hardy looks for NFL work, his representatives have apparently looked into the CFL as a fallback option. Apparently, our neighbors to the north might not want the defensive end either. The GM/coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders indicated that the team had interest in signing the embattled star, only to be shot down by the league office.
“Greg Hardy inquired to us back during camp and it was about a six-hour discussion,” Chris Jones said (via CBC News). “The league made their ruling on it and we moved on..He was interested in coming up. I inquired with the league. The league made their ruling, and you can talk to (CFL commissioner) Jeffrey Orridge and those guys if you need to have more info on it.”
The CFL instituted a policy against domestic violence last year which calls for sanctions against players or employees who are in violation. For what it’s worth, a CFL spokesman denied that Hardy has been blacklisted from the league.
“The decision whether to pursue a player rests with the organization. And in this case, while the league did discuss the matter with the Riders, it was ultimately the organization’s decision to not place Hardy on the Riders’ negotiation list in May,” the spokesperson said.
Earlier this week, the Redskins were linked to Greg Hardy in the wake of Junior Galette‘s season-ending injury, but the team apparently will not pursue the former Pro Bowler. The Jaguars auditioned Hardy recently, but they are also passing on him for the time being.
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