The Arizona Cardinals have positioned working backs coach James Saxon on administrative depart, coach Kliff Kingsbury introduced Friday. According to court docket paperwork, Saxon was charged in May with two counts of home battery, one misdemeanor and one felony, for allegedly assaulting a girl within the presence of a kid lower than 16 years outdated.
“We are aware of the incident and notified the NFL as required,” an announcement from the Cardinals reads. “The matter is currently under review pursuant to league policies. After consultation with the league office, James has been placed on paid administrative leave. We will have no further comment pending additional proceedings.”
According to a report from ESPN, Saxon is accused of assaulting a girl at her house following an argument that started at an Indianapolis-area Costco on May 7. A warrant was issued for his arrest May 25.
Saxon is getting into his fourth season with the Cardinals. He performed eight years within the NFL spending time with the Chiefs (1988-91), Dolphins (1992-94) and Eagles (1995). He’s spent 22 years as an assistant coach working with the Steelers, Vikings, Dolphins, Chiefs and Bills.
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