According to the report, the altercation occurred after Hardy questioned Coleman's effort during conditioning drills, and the two had to be separated by teammates. Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin reports that the altercation escalated when Coleman called Hardy a "woman beater," referencing Hardy's domestic violence history.
Coleman's agent later told Fox Sports that there was a confrontation between the two players, which he classified as verbal, not physical.
On Wednesday, the NFL suspended Hardy for 10 games without pay for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Hardy was found guilty by a judge last year in a bench trial of assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder. He appealed, and the charges were dismissed in February after Holder failed to appear in court and could not be found by prosecutors, who said she received a settlement from Hardy.
In March, the Cowboys signed Hardy to a one-year deal worth up to $13.1 million. The NFL Players Association is reportedly appealing his suspension.
Coleman is a reserve defensive tackle for Dallas.
- Molly Geary