Former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy made questionable comments about Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bündchen, and his sister way back in the 2015 season ahead of the Dallas Cowboys' game against the New England Patriots.
When asked about how he felt at the prospect of taking on Brady, Hardy brought up the subject of the quarterback's wife and sister, saying he wanted them to attend the game.
"I love seeing Tom Brady. You seen his wife? I hope she comes to the game. I hope her sister comes to the game."
In response, the quarterback said that he didn’t care about Hardy’s personal feelings and that he was focused on the game.
"I'm just getting ready to play. I'm focused on my job. He's a great player. It takes a lot of different things to handle a guy like that. He's been a great player since he's been in the league. We're going to have to prepare for him and be ready for all the different types of moves that he's got. They have a good D-line anyway.”
As for the game, New England defeated Dallas 30-6 at AT&T Stadium. Brady threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns.
Hardy had two sacks and a forced fumble for the Cowboys.
Why Greg Hardy’s comments about Tom Brady’s wife and sister were inappropriate
The comments by the former Cowboys defensive end came off the heels of him serving a four-game suspension.
Hardy was placed on the commissioner's exempt list for almost the entire 2014 season following accusations of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend. Hardy also reportedly tossed her onto a couch full of weapons.
The charges against him were later dismissed when the accuser did not appear at the hearing.
Hardy played six seasons in the NFL, his first five with the team that drafted him in 2010, the Carolina Panthers. With the Panthers, Hardy had 34 sacks, seven forced fumbles, and 203 combined tackles. His 2015 season with the Cowboys was his final one in the NFL.