Deputies: Bills coach Kromer punched boy in beach dispute

PENSACOLA, Fla. (KRON/AP) — Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer is facing battery charges, accused of shoving a boy to the ground and then punching him in the face near his Florida home.

According to an arrest report released Monday, the 48-year-old Kromer confronted the victim along with another boy on Saturday, about using his beach chairs while they fished along the shore near his home.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office report says Kromer threw a fishing pole into the water before the alleged assault.

The boy told deputies that Kromer threatened to kill his family if he reported the incident. The boys’ ages were not disclosed and other details about the juveniles were redacted from the report.

Kromer was arrested early Sunday and released on bond. He’s charged with battery that caused bodily harm.

The report does not list an attorney for Kromer.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Corey Dobridnia said Monday that the investigation was not closed. Authorities said earlier that additional charges were possible.

The Bills said in a release that they’re aware of the arrest and are gathering facts.

Kromer joined the team in January after being fired from the Chicago Bears.

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