Currently, free agent Greg Hardy is having a difficult time selling his services to any NFL teams in need of a defensive end. In fact an NFL GM recently said “nobody wants him.”
In just one of his attempts to erase his tainted image, Hardy spoke to a class of fifth graders about the importance of working hard, per a report by TMZ Sports.
According to the report, Hardy was invited to visit Oxford Intermediate School in Mississippi by a teacher he goes to church with. Principal Steve Hurdle said that Hardy talked to the students about being good citizens and read to them. Hardy then took the time to sign autographs and take pictures with the kids.
NFL's Greg Hardy — Hits 5th Grade Class … I'm Not a Monster! (Pics) https://t.co/EItSRe6Nuq
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) May 13, 2016
Hardy obviously makes for an interesting option as a role model for kids considering his gun-involved domestic violence conviction. He got a reprieve when the charges were eventually overturned after his ex-girlfriend failed to cooperate in the investigation.
Still, the aftermath leaves a bad taste in the mouths of many who want nothing to do with him in the NFL. After recording six sacks and 35 combined tackles for Dallas Cowboys in 12 games, Hardy was released to test free agency.
It is apparent that Hardy is trying to rebuild his image by attending counseling and going to church.
However, the damage has already been done, and Hardy just may find himself without a team once the 2016 season kicks off this fall.
Regarding Hardy’s guest slot at the intermediate school, the report did not disclose whether or not the kids’ parents were aware ahead of time of Hardy’s planned visit.