A few weeks later, the couples had an argument while they were at home with their friends and relatives. The argument escalated, when Dewan made an offensive comment about his mother. While her son was in her arms, Wally grabbed her throat, then lifted her up from the ground. He began to choke her and her friend and sister pulled on his arms to release her. After he released her, she hit him with a swiffer mop out of anger. She reported the incident to the Saints’ coach and the NFLPA, they listened and told her, “I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through that. You know, we have counseling. We have the EAP, the Employee Assistance Program." However no action was ever taken for what he had done to his wife.
In 2012, while John Schneider, general manager of the Seattle Seahawks, was at a press conference he stated that, “Suffice it to say, we would never, ever take a player that struck a female, or had a domestic dispute like that, or did anything like that.” In addition when he was asked if, “putting hands on a woman” was still a deal-breaker for the organization, Schneider replied, “Yeah, it still is. I can’t get into the specifics of the case, but that is still a deal-breaker for us and will ...
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... arm and chin. Later on, Hardy was arrested. A few months later, the case was dropped and it was announced that he was legally innocent. For the 2014 NFL season he suspended for one game, but it was a paid leave. After the league did their own investigation, he was suspended for ten games for the 2015 season, since he violated the personal conduct policy. Eventually the ten games were reduced to four games due to an appeal by the player association. This incident shows why the NFL should have a stricter personal conduct policy. Hardy was suspended for ten games, until it was lower to four games after he made an appeal. Even though the personal conduct policy specifically says a player must be suspended for at least six games for first offenses. In addition, I don’t think he should be able to make an appeal because of evidence and witnesses prove that he was at fault.
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