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NEW YORK — New photos obtained by Deadspin Friday show the injuries that Dallas Cowboys player Greg Hardy inflicted on his ex-girlfriend during an assault. Hardy was convicted,  but had the conviction reversed on appeal and later expunged from his criminal record.

The attack happened in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2014, while Hardy played for the Carolina Panthers. Police photos of the woman’s injuries show abrasions, welts, bruises and cuts on her shoulders, face, neck, arms, back and foot.

Hardy told police that his girlfriend attacked him. Two photos among the 48 pictures obtained by Deadspin show an injury, barely visible, to his face.

According to the Charlotte Observer, the NFL had to sue the state of North Carolina to get access to the photos from the case file, which had been sealed.

Some of the photographs in the gallery below appear to repeat; they are in fact distinct images of the evidence photos, shown at different levels of light exposure.