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Assault charges dismissed against ex-Mercury assistant coach

Posted at 3:11 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 17:13:43-05

PARADISE VALLEY, AZ — Charges against former Phoenix Mercury assistant coach Todd Troxel stemming from an argument with his fiance have been dismissed.

Paradise Valley court records indicate assault disorderly conduct charges were dismissed Tuesday. Troxel had been charged in connection with an incident that happened late last year at his home.

Police say a window was broken during a "domestic incident" between Troxel and his fiance. TMZ Sports reported Troxel put his fist through the window, cutting two arteries and his fiance suffered a dislocated finger.

Troxel was subsequently fired from his position with the Mercury, which called his conduct "unacceptable."

In a statement Tuesday, Troxel and his fiancé said they looked forward to moving on and he denied hurting her.

"I regret getting into an argument with my fiancé the night of the incident, but I never assaulted or hurt her in any way,” Troxel said, adding that he wanted to continue coaching.

Resources are available to those who are experiencing domestic violence or know someone who is.

Some of the available options are:

National 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233 or
800-787-3224 (TDD)

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence:
602-279-7270 (TTY)

Shelter Line (Maricopa County only): 480-890-3039