Aaron Kromer, the Buffalo Bills assistant coach, has been arrested for battery.
Kromer, the team’s offensive line coach, was arrested early Sunday morning in Florida on a misdemeanor charge after he allegedly punched a boy in the face and threatened to kill his family, ESPN reports.
Walton County Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson Jr. gave further details into the incident on his Facebook page. The incident took place on Saturday night. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Winston lane at Inlet Beach in Walton County, Florida after they received a call reporting a battery.
“When they arrived deputies spoke to the caller and learned three boys had been fishing on the beach when the suspect, later identified as Buffalo Bills Offensive Line Coach Aaron Kromer, and the suspect’s son confronted them over the use of beach chairs left by a beach access.”
“Victims told deputies Kromer grabbed their fishing pole and threw the pole into the water and then pushed one of the boys to the ground and punched him in the face. It was stated Kromer then told the boys to return the chairs to where they found them.”
“The victim stated Kromer also told him if he reported him to the police he would kill his family.”
Kromer was reportedly booked at the Walton County Jail at 1:51 a.m. ET and was released on bond at 3:10 a.m.
Here is the Walton County Sheriff’s press release on the arrest of Bills OL coach Aaron Kromer… pic.twitter.com/1IqkqXfmit
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“We are aware of the report and in the process of gathering the facts,” the Bills said in a statement late Sunday morning.
— Walton Co. Sheriff (@wcsopio1) July 12, 2015
The coach has been in the NFL since 2001. He is most well known for serving as the interim head coach for the New Orleans Saints for six games in 2012. He spent the last two years serving as the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears. Kromer was hired as part of Rex Ryan’s coaching staff in January of this year.
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