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Sources: Greg Hardy gets into verbal spat with Cowboys teammate
National Football League

Sources: Greg Hardy gets into verbal spat with Cowboys teammate

Published Apr. 24, 2015 1:54 p.m. ET

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy was involved in a verbal altercation with backup defensive lineman Davon Coleman at the team's facility on Friday and had to be separated by teammates, sources have told FOX Sports.

The dispute between Hardy and Coleman arose from Hardy's questioning Coleman's effort during conditioning drills, a source said.

The situation escalated when, according to Yahoo! Sports' Rand Getlin, Coleman took a dig at Hardy's domestic violence issues.

"[Coleman] called him a woman beater," a source said, according to Getlin.

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Hardy is working out with his new teammates after signing with the team earlier this month. He was suspended 10 games for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy following charges of domestic abuse last year, though he's permitted to take part in the team's offseason program.

Coleman's agent, Michael Loeffler, confirmed there was a confrontation between Hardy and his client, though Loeffler said it was only an argument and not a physical fight. Sources said teammates got in between the two players before the argument could escalate.

Hardy signed a one-year deal worth a base value of $11,311,600, though there's no guaranteed money in the deal. Hardy also has $9.25 million tied up in per-game roster bonuses — $578,125 for each game active.

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