PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — About a year and a half ago, Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Greg Hardy was arrested for beating and threatening his former girlfriend Nicole Holder.

On Friday, released the never-before-seen photos of the injuries inflicted on Holder by the now Dallas Cowboys player. The graphic photos show bruises all over Holder’s body.

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Hardy was convicted of domestic violence in 2014 and after appeal, the case was thrown out after Holder stopped cooperating.

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After missing a year of football, Hardy was suspended for 10 games. Hardy signed a one-year deal worth over $11 million with the Cowboys this past offseason and his suspension was reduced to four games.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently called Hardy a “real leader” and on Friday, according to, the Cowboys said they were aware of the Deadspin report and “would have no comment.”