Hardy won’t fight suspension

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has said that he will not launch a further bid to have his four-match ban reduced.

Hardy was originally slapped with a 10-match ban for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy stemming from a domestic violence case last year.

After meeting with the league, the suspension was dropped to four games, but Hardy initially indicated that he would look to challenge the reduction further. However, this is no longer the case.

“While I am terribly disappointed to miss the first four games of this season, I am absolutely determined that my issue is not going to be a distraction for the Cowboys,” Hardy said in a statement through the NFL Players Association.

“I have enormous affection and respect for everyone here, and having seen the impact a court case can have on an NFL organization, I believe it is in the team’s best interest for me to announce that I will not pursue any further litigation. Everything I do from this point on will be designed to bring glory and pride to my family, their family and this team.”

Hardy joined the Cowboys in the off-season, having previously turned out for the Carolina Panthers.