Is the sport he plays not violent or rough enough? Does he have to allegedly beat the smack out of his girlfriend to show that he is a tough guy? Isn't this the way a soft person handles conflict? These types of creeps have to resort to violence to prove that they are tough. That's why they're really soft inside.
If Hardy is guilty of assaulting his girlfriend he should be sentenced to prison and be banned from the NFL. There should be no tolerance for this nonsense.