Back in May, Arizona Cardinals running backs coach James Saxon was charged with two counts of domestic battery, including a Level 6 felony for allegedly assaulting a woman in front of a child younger than 16 years old.
The charges stem from an alleged incident on May 7 that started with an argument at a Costco and continued at the home of the woman, according to the probable cause affidavit.
According to her account, the 56-year-old coach pushed the woman until fell into the garage door. She also claims he yelled, “You got your gun? You might as well just shoot me now!”
The Level 6 felony charge comes with a sentence range of six months to a 2.5 years in prison and a potential fine of up to $10,000. The other charge, a Class A misdemeanor, has a sentencing range of up to a year in prison and a potential fine of up to $5,000.
Saxon has continued to coach for the Cardinals, who opened training camp last month.
Saxon, a former NFL fullback, was hired to Kliff Kingsbury’s staff in 2019. He’s been an NFL assistant for 23 years.