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Report: NFL Assistant Coach Fired For 'Groping' Woman In Mexico City

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Former Arizona Cardinals offensive line coach Sean Kugler was abruptly fired Tuesday. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury didn't disclose the organization's rationale, only mentioning that "he [Kugler] was sent home Monday morning" following an incident. 

ESPN's Josh Weinfuss has since uncovered details surrounding Kugler's dismissal, and they are grim. 

Indeed, the details being reported by Weinfuss support the Cardinals' swift and decisive action taken. Kugler had allegedly groped a woman during the Cardinals' Week 11 visit to Mexico City. 

A veteran coach at the collegiate and professional level, Kugler's actions were apparently severe enough to attract law enforcement's attention. According to Weinfuss' report, the Cardinals were made aware of this incident from Mexican authorities. 

As the ESPN reporter pointed out, Kugler isn't the first Cardinals coach alleged to have committed sexual assault this season. Former running backs coach James Saxon was charged with multiple counts of domestic battery in August. Saxon would resign from his post in October. 

Kugler's alleged behavior deserves a full examination from both the Cardinals and the league. The league had stepped up in April to renew its partnership with organizations that combat domestic violence and sexual assault. To put it mildly, the league needs to be vocal in disavowing the actions Kugler was accused of displaying in Mexico City.