Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy's suspension for
his role in a domestic violence case has been reduced from 10 games
to four.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy announced arbitrator Harold
Henderson's decision Friday.

Hardy missed all but one game last season, but was paid his $13
million salary while on Commissioner Roger Goodell's exempt list.
Goodell gave Hardy the 10-game suspension in April after the league
was allowed to view evidence from Hardy's domestic violence trial
in North Carolina.

With the reduced ban, Hardy's debut for the Cowboys will be against
Super Bowl champion New England on Oct. 11. (Associated Press)