Arizona Cardinals running backs coach James Saxon was charged with two domestic assaults May 25 in Indianapolis. The charges include a Level 6 felony for allegedly assaulting a woman in front of a child under 16.
The charges stem from an alleged incident that occurred on May 7. According to the probable cause affidavit obtained by ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss, an argument began at an Indianapolis-area Costco and continued at the victim’s home.
Saxon is accused of assaulting the woman in front of her two children. According to her account, the 56-year-old trainer repeatedly pushed her until she fell into the garage door. She also claims he yelled, “You got your gun? You might as well shoot me now!”
A trial date for Saxon’s case could be set at a lawyers’ conference on August 25.
Under this Level 6 felony charge, Saxon could face between six months and 2.5 years in prison, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. The other charge, a Class A misdemeanor, carries a sentence of up to one year with a possible fine of $5,000.
Saxon continued to coach the Cardinals as they opened training camp on July 26. The team said it will look into the matter on Thursday.
Saxon, a former NFL fullback, was hired into Kliff Kingsbury’s team in 2019. He has been an NFL assistant for 23 years.