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Greg Hardy's tone-deaf comments drawing criticism from NFL

Greg Hardy seemed to show a disregard in comments to the media for the domestic violence charges that drew a four-game suspension for the Cowboys defensive end.

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Greg Hardy drew criticism for tone-deaf comments made when speaking to reporters earlier in the week and now the NFL is joining those condemning his remarks.

The Dallas Cowboys pass rusher returned from a four-game suspension and made no expression of remorse for the actions that earned him a suspension in the first place. Instead, he said he's ready to come out "gun blazing" in 2015, a comment that raised eyebrows due to the fact that his domestic violence arrest came with the surrender of nine rifles and shotguns, and accusations that he threw his ex-girlfriend on to a bed covered in guns.

On Sunday morning, the NFL's vice president of a social responsibility, a new position created in 2014, spoke to about Hardy's comments.

"I couldn't disagree more with Greg Hardy's comments, and they do not reflect the values of the league," Anna Isaacson, the NFL's first vice president of social responsibility, told "We are working hard to bring attention to the positive role models many other players represent and also to continue our education with all members of the NFL family."

Hardy missed all but one game during the 2014 season while dealing with his domestic violence charges and received a 10-game suspension for violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy after the charges were dropped due to a lack of cooperation from the accuser in the criminal investigation.

In addition to his "guns blazing" remark, Hardy discussed the wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady:

Isaacson said the NFL works hard to educate players on the seriousness of domestic violence and sexual assault, despite the fact that Hardy's comments seemed to make light of the situation.

"I am disappointed with them," Isaacson said of Hardy's comments. "We spend a lot of time at the NFL educating our players on domestic violence and sexual assault. That's what we control here, we control education. We control training, we control all the league does from a public perspective and public service, working with non-profit organizations. We can control that. So that everyone in the NFL family has the services and resources that they need if they need help."

Hardy also made a rap video in late 2014, after his arrest, that featured guns and strippers, but wasn't uncovered until TMZ found it on Saturday.

He is scheduled to play his first game for the Cowboys on Sunday against the Patriots. Hardy earned Pro Bowl honors in 2013 after finishing with 15 sacks for the Carolina Panthers, the third most in the NFL that season, behind only Robert Mathis and Robert Quinn.

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