Hardy was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 NFL season after being found guilty of domestic violence against his former girlfriend in 2014. The arrest warrant alleged that he was accused of “GRABBING VICTIM AND THROWING TO THE FLOOR, THROWING INTO A BATHTUB, SLAMMING HER AGAINST A FUTON, AND STRANGLING HER,” but ultimately he never served any time, and received minimal punishment from the NFL for his indiscretions.
He made his triumphant return this week, and in his first press conference he told reporters that he’d come back “guns blazing,” which has been heralded as perhaps the world’s worst word choice. As TMZ reports, he made a music video with rapper Ja Alan in late 2014 in the midst of his legal troubles.
In the video for “I’m Just Me,” which was posted to Ja Alan’s YouTube page in August, we see barely clothed women traipsing around Hardy and Alan while they sit in sports cars and declare “What you see is what you get. I’m just me, I’m just real, and that’s what I do.”
Another line is particularly chilling, given Hardy’s history of domestic violence: “It’ll be a cold day in hell before your girl tries to play me.”
It seems that cold day has already come, but for entirely different reasons.