Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was placed on indefinite paid administrative leave Tuesday after his weekend arrest for allegedly punching a boy and threatening to kill his family in Florida.
Kromer was arrested by sheriffs on a misdemeanor battery charge in Walton County, Fla., last weekend.
"Over the last few days, our organization has continued to gather information in regards to the alleged incident involving offensive line coach Aaron Kromer," Bills president Russ Brandon said in a statement.
"We have been in regular discussions with the league office and 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."
In a statement issued Sunday, the Walton County Sheriff‘s office said Kromer and son Zachary were fishing on Saturday when they confronted three boys over beach chairs. Kromer is alleged to have hit one of the boys in the face after throwing a fishing pole into the water. According to the sheriff‘s report, Kromer then threatened to kill the boy‘s family if he reported the incident to authorities.
The 48-year-old Kromer is in his first year in Buffalo on coach Rex Ryan‘s staff after working for two years in Chicago as Bears offensive coordinator. Kromer came under fire last season after admitting he was the source of criticism toward Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Kromer previously coached with the New Orleans Saints (2008-2012), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2005-2007) and Oakland Raiders (2001-2004).