Cardinals place assistant coach James Saxon on paid depart amid home battery costs

Cardinals place assistant coach James Saxon on paid depart amid home battery costs

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The Cardinals have been making loads of noise away from the soccer area this offseason, and that continued Friday. Days later Marquise Brown was the vast receiver arrested and charged with dashinghead coach Kliff Kingsbury he told reporters that defensive backs coach James Saxon has been positioned on paid administrative depart whereas he faces two counts of home battery.

Saxon, 56, was initially charged in Indianapolis on Might 25, in line with ESPN, in reference to a Might 7 incident through which the longtime assistant allegedly assaulted a girl in entrance of a kid. Saxon is dealing with two counts of home battery, a Degree 6 felony that carries a sentence of six months to greater than two years in jail. A trial date might be set at an upcoming lawyer convention on Aug. 25, per ESPN, two days earlier than the Cardinals’ ultimate preseason recreation.

“We’re conscious of the incident and notified the NFL as required,” the Cardinals stated Friday in an announcement. “The matter is at the moment below evaluate in accordance with league insurance policies. … We may have no additional remark pending extra proceedings.”

Saxon was launched after his arrest in Might, and a restraining order was subsequently issued as a part of the case. He reported to Cardinals coaching camp in late July and had been working the workforce’s linebackers as regular to start apply.

Offensive assistant Don Shumpert and chief of employees Kenny Bell are set to interchange Saxon right now.

Saxon has been on Arizona’s employees since 2019, as one among Kingsbury’s authentic hires. Earlier than that, he spent 5 years because the Steelers’ linebackers coach from 2014-2018. He additionally held the title with the Vikings (2011-2013), Dolphins (2008-2010) and Chiefs (2001-2007), notably mentoring Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson in Kansas Metropolis.

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