Arizona Cardinals coach facing domestic battery charges!

The news was announced after Thursday's developments.

Michael Whitaker

The Arizona Cardinals have made the decision to place running backs coach James Saxon on leave given the fact that he is awaiting a court date after being charged on domestic battery charges in Indianapolis this past May. 

According to Marion Country court records, the charges against Saxon involved a Level 6 felony after he assaulted woman in front of a child younger than 16 years old and domestic battery. 

"We are aware of the incident and notified the NFL as required," the Cardinals said in a statement on Friday. "The matter is currently under review pursuant to league policies. ... We will have no further comment pending additional proceedings."

He's been a member of the Cardinals coaching staff since 2019.