Cardinals fire assistant coach after allegedly groping woman in Mexico City: report

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The Arizona Cardinals have reportedly fired assistant coach Sean Kugler after he allegedly groped a woman in Mexico City over the weekend before their game against the San Francisco 49ers.

The incident involving Kugler was alerted to Mexican authorities, who then informed the Cardinals, ESPN reported. Arizona arrived in Mexico City on Saturday and the alleged incident occurred on Sunday.

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Cardinals lineman Justin Murray with offensive line coach Sean Kugler during a Cleveland Browns game at State Farm Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona.

Cardinals lineman Justin Murray with offensive line coach Sean Kugler during a Cleveland Browns game at State Farm Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona.
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Kugler, 56, joined Kliff Kingsbury’s staff as the offensive line coach in 2019. The Cardinals’ head coach revealed to the Arizona Republic on Tuesday that Kugler was fired after an incident and sent home.

“We relieved him of his duties and he was sent home Monday morning before the game,” he told the outlet. “It’s a challenge any time you do a personnel change like that and I’ll leave it at that.”

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Arizona Cardinals offensive line coach Sean Kugler talks to his players during a New England Patriots game on November 29, 2020 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Arizona Cardinals offensive line coach Sean Kugler talks to his players during a New England Patriots game on November 29, 2020 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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According to ESPN, Kugler was the second coach to be accused of assaulting a woman in the past year.

James Saxon turned himself in to Indiana police after he was charged with assaulting a woman at her home in May. He was reportedly still with the Cardinals until his arrest was made public in August. He resigned from the position in October and received a one-year suspended sentence and one year of probation.

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Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury looks out over the field during the Philadelphia Eagles game at State Farm Stadium on October 9, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury looks out over the field during the Philadelphia Eagles game at State Farm Stadium on October 9, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.
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Arizona lost to San Francisco on Monday night 38-10.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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