Cardinals fire assistant Sean Kugler following incident in Mexico City

The Arizona Cardinals were minus one offensive assistant coach Monday night when they were clobbered by the San Francisco 49ers, 38-10.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury told the Arizona Republic Tuesday that he fired running game coordinator and chief offensive line coach Sean Kugler after an incident Sunday night in Mexico City, where the game took place.

“We relieved him of his duties, and he was sent home Monday morning prior to the game,” Kingsbury said.

Per the Republic:

Kingsbury said the move is permanent, meaning Kugler is no longer an employee of the team. He was part of Kingsbury’s original staff with the Cardinals in 2019.

“It’s challenging anytime you make a staff change in that type of manner and I’m just going to leave it at that,” Kingsbury told The Republic.

… Kugler’s duties will now be shared by assistant offensive line coach Brian Natkin and tight ends coach Steve Heiden, who both handled the job during Monday’s game. Offensive assistant Mike Bercovici will temporarily replace Heiden as tight ends coach.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire