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Cardinals put RB coach James Saxon on administrative leave

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The Cardinals reacted to news that running coach James Saxon was arrested in May and charged with domestic violence in Indiana.

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Cardinals head coach Cliff Kingsbury told reporters at a press conference that Saxon had been placed on administrative leave. Saxon faces two charges, including a felony charge of assaulting a woman in front of a child under 16.

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Saxon posted bail after her arrest and a restraining order was issued. He was also ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device, but ESPN.com’s Josh Weinfuss reports court records show that it has been removed this month over objections from the state.

Offensive assistant Don Shumpert and assistant chief of staff/offensive assistant Kenny Bell will take on the role of Saxon.

UPDATE 13:38 ETA: The Cardinals also released a statement.

“We are aware of the incident and have notified the NFL as necessary,” the statement said. “This matter is currently under review in accordance with league policy. After consulting with the league office, James was placed on paid administrative leave. We will have no further comment pending further proceedings.”



Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

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