PFT- Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Hardy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has sent to all teams detailed information regarding the activities in which Hardy has been engaged in order to identify and cure any and all disorders that may have contributed to past misbehavior, on and/or off the field.
Hardy has been evaluated and treated by multiple NFL physicians, with Dr. Heidi Bruty recently documenting the various steps and stages of individual and group counseling, along with other methods. Topics included his anger management, temper management, domestic violence, and evaluation for ADHD. Hardy also is learning more about impulsive decision making, and he is being assessed for personality, mood, learning, and speech disorders.
This year, Hardy has participated in at least 24 psychiatric therapy sessions, and he will continue to receive treatment and evaluation aimed at preventing the issues that plagued him in the past. He also is taking classes at the University of Mississippi.
Counseling? Why does Greg Hardy need counseling? I guess the anger and temper management can't be the worst thing for him, but domestic violence? How many times do we have to go over this guys? Greg Hardy said it himself, he never placed his hands on a woman in his whole entire life...
That's why this is simply a terrible career decision. I'm not exactly a qualified sports agent, but telling potential employers that you went to therapy to convince you not to hit women anymore kind of implies that you have hit a woman before. Since we know for a fact that Greg Hardy has never done that then I can't see how this is a good way to get him back on the field. I don't know too many people that have gotten counseling for domestic violence without actually committing it, but I do know that it didn't increase their list of job opportunities.
Once you choose to go with the 'deny, deny, deny' philosophy there is no changing your mind. There's no such thing as 'deny, deny, get the necessary treatment and beg for mercy'. That's never been one of the options on the list of PR strategies. If Greg Hardy was going to apologize for something he obviously didn't do then he should have done so when this story first broke so teams could take the appropriate amount of time to see how wrong their perception of him was. Now he just looks like a schizo that vehemently pleaded his innocence for months upon months before agreeing to get help and indirectly admitting he's guilty of something he clearly didn't do.