James Saxon, assistant coach for Arizona Cardinals, facing two domestic battery charges stemming from alleged incident in May

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have placed running backs coach James Saxon on paid administrative leave as he awaits a court hearing on household battery charges. Saxon was indicted on May 25 in Indianapolis on two counts of domestic battery, including a level 6 felony for allegedly assaulting a woman in front of a child under the age of 16.

“We are aware of the incident and have notified the NFL as required,” the Cardinals said in a statement Friday. “The matter is currently being reviewed in accordance with League guidelines. … We will have no further comment pending further proceedings.”

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said Friday the team was aware of the situation when it happened.

The charges against Saxon stem from an alleged May 7 incident that began with a dispute at a Costco in the Indianapolis area and continued at the woman’s home, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Saxon’s case is on hold until August 25, when a lawyers’ conference is scheduled and a trial date could be set.

The Level 6 felony charge (the least serious in Indiana) carries a sentence of six months to 2.5 years and a possible fine of up to $10,000. The other charge, a Class A misdemeanor, carries a sentence of up to one year in prison and a possible fine of up to $5,000.

Saxon has continued to train for the Cardinals, who opened training camp on July 26.

According to court records, a warrant for Saxon’s arrest was issued on May 25, but was revoked on June 8. Saxon posted $2,000 bail. A week later, on June 15, during an initial hearing, a restraining order was granted and Saxon was fitted with a GPS tracking device, but it was removed on July 21 over the state’s objections.

Saxon is accused of assaulting the woman in front of two children during an argument at the home she shares with her mother. According to her testimony in the affidavit of probable cause, Saxon repeatedly pushed her, including once, which caused her to fall into the garage door. At one point during the argument, the woman claimed James yelled at her, “You got your gun? You might as well just shoot me right now!”

Saxon was hired by Kingsbury on February 6, 2019. He was an assistant coach for 23 seasons and an NFL player for eight years, playing for three teams, the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles.

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