Dallas Police Tried Not To ‘Stir Anything Up’ During Arrest Of Cowboys Player
In a video released Wednesday of Greg Hardy’s arrest, police officers can be heard whispering saying “he’s a Cowboys player,” and they have to try not to “stir anything up.”
The former Cowboys defensive end was arrested in Dallas back in September while he was a free agent hoping to sign with another NFL team. Dallas police pulled Hardy over in a “routine traffic stop” and during their search of the car, which Hardy allowed, they discovered a bag of cocaine.
In the arrest video obtained by TMZ Sports, one officer can be heard asking for permission to search the car. After the search, one officer tells the other that “he’s a Cowboys player so we have to not stir anything up,” adding that “he’s very big and fit.”
The officers can then be seen putting Hardy in cuffs and discussing his charges in the police cruiser.
Hardy remained very polite throughout the process and claimed that he had never seen the bag of cocaine that was found in his wallet and explained that someone might have slipped it into his pocket the previous night.
“I don’t know what that substance is. Like I said I just got a job, I play football. I was at a party. I got drunk,” Hardy told police.
“I was at a mixer with some NFL guys trying to do a interview. Like I said, I don’t know what happened between me and him, he could’ve slipped stuff in my pocket,” Hardy explained. “Some people offered me some stuff. I literally don’t know what is in that. Whatever it is. I haven’t even seen it. I thought that I had nothing in the car.”
“I just came from a date. I was just trying to get a date in before I go and try to get a job to play ball,” Hardy added.
Hardy got off easy from his controlled substance charge after striking a plea deal in court. He escaped jail time and got only two years probation in connection with his arrest.