Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was arrested early Sunday in Walton County, Fla. for misdemeanor battery with intent to cause bodily harm.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that Kromer was arrested and charged with battery after a “physical altercation” with his neighbor's son. Rapoport obtained information from the Walton County Jail that showed Kromer was booked at 1:51 a.m. Sunday and released on bond a little more than an hour later.
The Walton County Sheriff's Office issued a press release Sunday detailing the incident. According to the release, three boys were fishing on a local beach when Kromer and his son “confronted them” over the use of beach chairs that had been left out.
”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 release reads. "The victim stated Kromer also told him if he reported him to the police he would kill his family.”
According to an arrest report from the Walton County Sheriff's Office, Kromer returned to his residence after threatening the victims and Kromer's son tried to help the boys retrieve the fishing pole from the water.
Police are continuing to investigate, and additional charges may be filed.
The Bills released a statement on the arrest, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak: “We are aware of the report and in the process of gathering the facts.” Rodak also reported that no one else was arrested in in the altercation.
Kromer, 48, joined the Bills organization in January after serving as offensive line coach and offensive coordinator with the Chicago Bears the past two seasons. He previously coached with the Saints from 2008-2012, Buccaneers from 2005-2007, and Raiders from 2001-2004.
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