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Arizona Cardinals fire assistant coach Sean Kugler after incident in Mexico City

The Arizona Cardinals have fired offensive line coach and run recreation coordinator Sean Kugler. The Cardinals have not formally confirmed Kugler’s dismissal however the coach was now not listed on the team’s website on Tuesday.

Sources told ESPN that Kugler allegedly groped a lady Sunday evening and Mexican authorities, who had been notified of the incident, contacted the Cardinals.

Coach Kliff Kingsbury informed Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic that Kugler was fired for an unspecified incident that occurred on Sunday evening in Mexico City, in the future earlier than the team’s 38-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Estadio Azteca.

“We relieved him of his duties, and he was sent home Monday morning prior to the game,” Kingsbury told McManaman. “It’s challenging anytime you make a staff change in that type of manner.”

Arizona Cardinals v Los Angeles Rams
Offensive line coach Sean Kugler of the Arizona Cardinals is proven after a play through the fourth quarter in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on October 03, 2021 in Inglewood, California.

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The coach did not elaborate on what induced the dismissal.

The 56-year-old Kugler had been on Kingsbury’s workers since 2019 and was the pinnacle coach at UTEP from 2013 to 2017. He was standard among the many gamers and Kingsbury routinely praised his work.

The Cardinals are 4-7 this season and accidents on the offensive line have been one of many workforce’s many points. Four of the 5 starters missed Monday evening’s recreation due to numerous illnesses.

Kugler is the second member of the Cardinals’ teaching workers to face self-discipline this season. Running backs coach James Saxon was positioned on administrative depart after he was charged with two counts of home battery.

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