'Uptown Flu'? Cowboys Ex Greg Hardy Arrested On Drug Charges

Fish Kept Calling It The 'Uptown Flu' ... And Now Some Added Insight, Maybe As Cowboys Ex Greg Hardy Is Arrested On Drug Charges

Former Carolina Panthers star and controversial Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested for drug possession on Sunday afternoon in Richardson, Texas on a charge of possession of controlled substance. The drug charge caused him to be taken to the Richardson City Jail, where he remained as of Monday afternoon -- not yet bonded out via $5,000 as we write this.

NBC5 was first to report the arrest and TMZ reports the substance was cocaine, and sadly, this fits what's been suggested here at CHQ and at 105.3 The Fan in reports by our Mike Fisher.


We can speak for Fish on this: There is no joy in being right, no joy in knowing that Hardy's irresponsible actions during his season as a Cowboy was fueled by many things -- including late-night habits and behavioral habits that caused the team to run out of support for him, ultimately declaring in a Feb. 22 CowboysHQ.com exclusive "We're Done!'' despite Dallas' continuing need for someone of his immense talent.

Hardy, of course, isn't a football player anymore; once upon a time he was a fearsome pass-rusher and a dynamic figure. His horrific involvement in a domestic violence case in Carolina derailed his career there, and this charge of possession of controlled substance seems like a hint of what derailed him with the Cowboys, and -- with the way the word of the "Uptown Flu'' can get around the NFL, is likely the reason no other team has shown interest, either.


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