Greg Hardy appears to hold a grudge against his former team, the Carolina Panthers but that hasn’t stopped the defensive end from signing autographs for fans.
The Dallas Cowboy star took part in a promotional signing event at a local sports bar on Monday night, when one plucky fan pushed a Panthers helmet in front of Hardy for him to sign.
The 27-year-old refused to write his autograph on the piece of memorabilia – most likely because the Panthers sat Hardy on the bench for almost the entirety of last season as he faced domestic violence charges.
However, despite Hardy’s unwillingness to acknowledge the Panthers gear, he was more than happy to pull a $100 bill from his pocket and signing it for the fan.
Hardy signed the note with his nickname “kraken”:
Greg Hardy at the Owner's Box in Dallas. Wouldn't sign fan's Panthers helmet. Pulled $100 outta pocket, signed that pic.twitter.com/IC6CwhQuIU
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 3, 2015
The fan spoke to Dallas Morning News about his conversation with Hardy:
“I was a little irritated because I spent $37 on the mini helmet.
“But he offset it by throwing down the $100 bill. I was a little surprised. It made me feel better.”
Hardy moved to the Cowboys during the off-season in a bid to put his troubles in Carolina behind him.
However the Cowboys have been shaky at best this season after losing Tony Romo and Dez Bryant to long term injuries.
Meanwhile the Panthers extended their unbeaten record to 7-0 against the Indianapolis Colts during Monday Night Football.