Former Cardinals Assistant Sean Kugler Fired for Allegedly Groping Woman, per Report

Former Cardinals Assistant Sean Kugler Fired for Allegedly Groping Woman, per Report

Former Cardinals assistant coach Sean Kugler was fired after Mexican authorities told the team he groped a woman while the team was in Mexico City for its Week 11 game against the 49ers, according to ESPN. The team was informed of the incident on Sunday night and sent Kugler home to Arizona on Monday.

The news of Kugler’s firing broke after Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury addressed reporters on Tuesday following the team’s return home from its 38-10 loss at Estadio Azteca on Monday Night Football.

Kugler, 56, had served as Arizona’s offensive line coach and running game coordinator. He joined the Cardinals staff in 2019. Kugler was a coach with the Broncos Steelers, Bills, Lions, and Broncos before moving to Arizona. He also coached several college programs.

“It’s challenging anytime you make a staff change in that type of manner, and I’m just going to leave it at that,” Kingsbury said Tuesday, according to the Arizona Republic. This is the second instance this year where a Cardinals assistant coach was accused of assaulting a woman.

Arizona running backs coach James Saxon was placed on administrative leave during the preseason after news surfaced that he assaulted a woman in May at her home in Indianapolis. Saxon pleaded guilty on Oct. 6 to one count for domestic battery and resigned shortly thereafter.

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