The 10-game suspension that Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy received from the league this week doesn’t kick in until the start of the regular season, which means Hardy is free to take part in offseason workouts with his teammates.
One of those workouts was reportedly the setting for a contentious moment between Hardy and one of those teammates on Friday. Mike Garafolo and Alex Marvez of FOX Sports report that Hardy was involved in a “verbal altercation” with defensive end Davon Coleman during the team’s conditioning session and had to be separated by teammates.
Coleman’s agent Michael Loeffler confirmed that the two men exchanged words and that there was no physical fight between the two men. The incident was reportedly sparked by Hardy taking issue with Coleman’s effort during the conditioning work.
While it certainly isn’t ideal for two teammates to get into a scrap of any kind, these kinds of things happen often during practices and teams move past them without further incident. We’ll see if this falls into the same category and the Cowboys surely hope that it does so that this week’s negative headlines regarding Hardy are the last ones he’ll generate while a member of the team.