Some might say, Hardy paid his debt. He was put on the commissioner's exempt list last year and was unable to play. What makes his situation unique, however, is he was paid throughout his period on that list.
It doesn't take much effort to look for, and find instance after instance of NFL players who get away with everything short of murder. And when it comes to who leads the league, the San Francisco 49er's are now all time leaders in teams having the most players with arrest records.