Cardinals assistant coach Sean Kugler fired for groping a woman, sources say
TEMPE, Ariz. – Sean Kugler, offensive line coach and running game coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals, was fired after he allegedly groped a woman in Mexico City over the weekend, sources told ESPN.
Mexican authorities were briefed on the incident, which took place Sunday night, and then notified the Cardinals, who fired Kugler and sent him on a flight back to Arizona Monday morning. The Cardinals arrived in Mexico City on Saturday.
Kugler is the second Cardinals assistant coach to be accused of assaulting a woman this year.
In May, former running backs coach James Saxon turned himself in to Indiana police after he assaulted a woman at her Indianapolis home. He was sentenced in October to a year’s suspended prison sentence and a year’s suspended sentence.
Saxon kept his job with the Cardinals until his arrest became public on August 4, when he was placed on administrative leave. Saxon resigned in October.
Kugler, 56, has been a high school, college and NFL level coach since 1990. He joined coach Kliff Kingsbury’s staff in 2019.
The Cardinals lost 38-10 to the San Francisco 49ers at the Estadio Azteca on Monday.