Greg Hardy declines comment on photos detailing alleged abuse

IRVING, Texas -- Greg Hardy politely declined comment during a brief appearance inside the Dallas Cowboys' locker room Friday afternoon after Deadspin released photos of his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Holder, from the night of an incident that led to domestic violence charges last year.

Hardy was accused by Holder of throwing her against a bathroom wall, throwing her on a bed covered with assault rifles, choking her and threatening her life during an altercation at his apartment.

Hardy was convicted on charges of domestic violence against Holder in 2014 in a bench trial. He appealed, seeking a jury trial, but the case was thrown out in February 2015 when Holder, the accuser, stopped cooperating with authorities.

Hardy has not addressed the media at the team’s Valley Ranch facility since the week following the end of his four-game suspension.

The Cowboys are aware of the story and also declined comment.

The Cowboys were on the practice field when the photos were released, so teammates were unaware of them.

Since signing in March, Hardy has received praise from the front office, coaches and teammates for how hard he has worked. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Hardy was a “real leader” of the team after an incident with special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia during the Oct. 25 loss to the New York Giants. Jones said the Cowboys would like to sign Hardy to a long-term deal after this season.