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Former Steelers OL Coach Sean Kugler Fired by Cardinals for Groping Woman in Mexico



Sean Kugler

The Arizona Cardinals have fired offensive line coach Sean Kugler for groping a woman, according to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Kugler did not coach with the Cardinals on Monday Night Football and was dismissed from the team the day after returning to Arizona. According to the report, Mexican authorities were notified of the incident perpetrated by Kugler, which occurred on Sunday night before the Cardinals played on Monday.

“Mexican authorities were notified of the incident, which happened Sunday night, and then informed the Cardinals, who terminated Kugler and sent him back to Arizona on a flight Monday morning,” the report read.

Kugler was a former assistant with the Steelers from 2010 through 2012 as the team’s offensive line coach. It is the second such incident with the Cardinals involving abuse against women this year. Former Cardinals and Steelers running backs coach James Saxon was arrested for domestic battery in Indianapolis in May. He was sentenced to one year in jail and was given one year of probation.

The league and the authorities will carry out the investigation of Sean Kugler from here on out. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said in his press confernece on Tuesday that he did not have to make any staff moves. Afterwards, the news of Kugler’s dismissal broke publicly.

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