When the great Roger Staubach speaks, Dallas Cowboys fans and players tend to listen.
One of the most controversial signings of the NFL offseason was the addition of linebacker Greg Hardy to the Cowboys on a one-year, $11.3 million deal. Hardy was suspended most of last season before having domestic violence charges dropped this offseason after his ex-girlfriend would not cooperate with authorities.
Many have criticized the move, mostly those outside of the organization, but add another name to that growing list — one a lot closer to Cowboys faithful.
“I don’t have any tolerance toward domestic violence,” Staubach told KTCK-AM 1310. “If I was making the decision, it probably wouldn’t have been good for the Cowboys.”
“I wouldn’t really enjoy being in the locker room with someone I knew was a domestic violence person,” Staubach said.
Hardy is suspended for the first 10 games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. His appeal will be heard on May 28.
“I would have really had a hard time with a teammate that you look at as a courageous, tough guy on the football field … to abuse a women in any shape or form, there’s just no excuse for it,” Staubach said.