Former NBA player and current TV analyst Charles Barkley crossed the sports line to weigh in on much-maligned Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy, saying the man needs help, not punishment.
“For people to start going crazy a year-and-a-half later, because they saw the pictures of Holder’s injuries after she was allegedly assaulted by Hardy; I’m disturbed by that.” Barley wrote in an essay that appeared on Bleacher Report. We all agree that the pictures were awful. What is supposed to happen next? If you say he can’t play football anymore, what happens to him?
I believe that there are way too many black men we’ve just thrown away. Between mandatory minimum sentences, overworked public defenders and a whole lot of other reasons, there are too many black men behind bars. And when they get out, they don’t have a chance—to get a job, to buy a house, to vote.”
Barkley also noted that “If Greg Hardy screws up again, I’ll help him pack his ass out of Dallas.”