Additional details are surfacing about the firing of Arizona Cardinals assistant coach Sean Kugler.
On Tuesday, it was reported that the Cardinals fired the offensive line coach/running game coordinator for an “off-field incident” in Mexico City ahead of their embarrassing loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.
Now, TMZ Sports is reporting that Kugler was fired after being accused of “inappropriately touching a female on Sunday night.”
Mexican authorities were informed of the incident before alerting the Cardinals, who then decided to send Kugler back home to Arizona on Monday morning. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed Kugler’s firing the following day.
The 56-year-old Kugler had been with the Cardinals since 2019, after previous stints with the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Denver Broncos. He was also previously the head coach at UTEP.
With Kugler no longer on the coaching staff, assistant offensive line coach Brian Natkin and tight ends coach Steve Heiden will take over his duties.
Up next for the Cardinals is a meeting with the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, November 27. Kickoff is set for 4:05 p.m. ET.