Bills’ offensive line coach Aaron Kromer is facing misdemeanor battery charges after allegedly punching a boy and threatening to kill his family in what appears to be a minor incident involving the “use of beach chairs.” “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 lffensive line coach Aaron Kromer, and the suspect’s son confronted them over the use of beach chairs left by a beach access,” a Walton County Sheriff’s Office press release stated.
“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.”
According to the same report, Kromer threatened to kill the boy’s family if the incident was reported to police. Kromer was arrested Sunday and was booked into the Walton County Jail. He has since been released on a bond.
The Bills have said they are aware of the allegations and are in the process of gathering the facts.
Kromer, 48, joined the Bills’ coaching staff earlier this year and has been in the NFL since 2001. He worked as an offensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and as a running back coach for the New Orleans Saints. Before landing in Buffalo, he was the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears.