PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy returned to the game Sunday, for the first time in more than a year, following a domestic violence incident in 2014.
Many people feel it wasn't long enough.
"Greg Hardy is just a horrible example of someone who over the years has had many incidents happen and is constantly being given second chances," said Allie Bones with the AZ Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.
Allie Bones says suspending a player who commits such a crime doesn't do enough to change behavior, or prevent domestic violence in the future.
"Teams should really pause when they're thinking about who they are going to bring onto their team, about the type of person, the type of character, what it is they want to represent their team," said Bones.
In his first interview since returning from the suspension, Hardy showed little remorse.
"I hope I come out guns blazing, I'm full of excitement, I'm full of juice, and I'm ready to go," said Greg Hardy.
NFL Analyst Terry Bradshaw is among those laying into Hardy and the Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Saying the NFL should have zero tolerance when it comes to domestic violence.
"Now anybody in my opinion that lays a hand on a woman, I don't care who are are my friend, you never come back in this league," said Terry Bradshaw.
The NFL has taken a strong stance on domestic violence since Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice was caught on tape punching his then-fiancee last year.