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Despite the release of transcripts from Greg Hardy's reinstatement hearing regarding domestic violence claims, Hardy remains on the field. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Despite the release of transcripts from Greg Hardy's reinstatement hearing regarding domestic violence claims, Hardy remains on the field. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Another week has passed and Greg Hardy of the Dallas Cowboys remains in the headlines: the transcript from Hardy's NFL reinstatement hearing in March was released on Wednesday.

Cindy Boren of The Washington Post and Sports on Earth's Will Leitch join Bill Littlefield to discuss the latest on Hardy -- and two other items from the week's news — in "3 Stories You Should Know."

1. Greg Hardy Continues To Play 

On Wednesday, Deadspin released transcripts from March's hearing that led to Greg Hardy's reinstatement to the NFL. The transcripts offer Hardy's interpretation of what happened the night he was arrested on domestic violence charges. Cindy Boren is not impressed.

CB: And then there's Greg Hardy, who manages to not just kind of stay quiet and lie low, but go on Twitter and say things like, "innocent until proven guilty." Well, you know, a judge actually did find him guilty in that case. It's incredibly troubling, and yet he continues to play. He's someone that the Cowboys rely on even though he hasn't really come through for them. You know, they're 2-6, and it's kind of a mess, but he's still out there. I think this crazy train just keeps rumbling on.

2. New York Teams Are Winning...Seriously.

Fans of the New York Jets, Knicks and Mets have had to endure many seasons of rooting for teams with shabby records. But Will Leitch says that recently, the situation has brightened.

WL: If there's one consistent thing, you can always make fun of the Jets, the Knicks and the Mets. Well, the Mets just went to the World Series, the Jets have a clear, competent guy in charge in Todd Bowles, and the Knicks — they are competent, which is a step forward that everyone will be happy with. I say that as a Knicks fan.

3. Three Acceptable Reasons For NHL Fighting?

During his 16 years of play in the NHL, Tie Domi participated in 333 regular season fights. Domi gave an interview this week and said there are three suitable reasons to start a fight in hockey: to protect a teammate, to change the momentum of the game or to send a message for the next game. Bill Littlefield disagrees.

BL: This gives me the opportunity to restate my two reasons for not instigating a fight on the ice: one, it interrupts a hockey game, and the other is it beats the heck out of the players who are employed to do this dirty work, several of whom have committed suicide lately. And others have turned up with all kinds of injuries associated with CTE and everything else.

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This segment aired on November 14, 2015.

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