Cowboys' Hardy suspended 10 games without pay

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Posted: Apr 22, 2015 4:44 PM

(Reuters) - Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has been suspended without pay for 10 games for conduct detrimental to the National Football League, the league said on Wednesday.

The decision to ban Hardy, who last played for the Carolina Panthers, followed a two-month NFL investigation that started after the dismissal of his domestic violence case in February.

Hardy was informed in a letter by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that the probe determined there was "sufficient credible evidence that Hardy engaged in conduct that violated NFL policies in multiple respects."

Domestic violence charges against Hardy, who played one game for Carolina last season before being suspended and signed with Dallas last month, were abruptly dropped in February after his accuser could not be found to testify.

(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Frank Pingue)