Updated 09:59 AM EST, Wed, Mar 03, 2021

Buffalo Bills Coach Aaron Kromer on Paid Leave After Allegedly Punching Boy & Threatening to Kill His Family

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Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has been placed on indefinite leave two days after he was arrested for allegedly hurting a boy and threatening to kill his entire family.

On Tuesday, the Bills released their decision after Kromer's arrest for a misdemeanor battery charge in Walton County, Florida, according to ESPN.

"Over the last few days our organization has continued to gather information in regards to the alleged incident involving Offensive Line Coach Aaron Kromer," said Bills president Russ Brandon as quoted by ESPN.

He added that after discussions with the league office, they have "decided to place Aaron on indefinite paid administrative leave in accordance with the league's Personal Conduct Policy while we continue to work our way through the investigative process with the league."

According to the NFL website, Kroner and his son Zachary had an altercation with the son of their neighbor on Sunday. Authorities claimed that the Bills line coach confronted three boys for using their beach chairs then grabbed their fishing pole before throwing it into the water.

The police said Kromer then punched one of the boys in the face then ordered them to return the chairs.

The said incident caused injury on the minor victim's left eye.

Aside from the physical harm, Kromer also allegedly threatened the boy that he would kill his entire family if he will report Kromer to the authorities.

The NFL site stated that Zachary still managed to help the boys find their fishing pole before he returned to their house.

NBC Sports added that Zachary could also be facing battery charges after he reportedly put his hands on another boy who was a companion of the victim.

"The Florida state attorney's office issued a criminal summons against Zachary Kromer on Tuesday, police are pursuing a misdemeanor battery charge against him," added ESPN.

Meanwhile, CBS Sports said that with Kromer on leave, the Bills only have 17 days left to decide whether they need a new offensive line coach by the time their training camp opens July 31 in New York.

This will be a test to the team, as Kromer has been part of Rex Ryan's coaching staff since January after he stayed with the Chicago Bears as their offensive coordinator.

Kromer should prepare for the worst as the New York Times said that the results of the investigations could suspend or even fire him.

"Under the league's personal conduct policy, N.F.L. or team employees found to have committed violent acts face an automatic six-game suspension for a first offense," the same report added.

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