The Buffalo Bills have suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer without pay for six games for an alleged incident - the charges have been dropped legally - in which he punched a minor in the face. Team president Russ Brandon released a brief statement:
"Over the past several weeks the Bills organization has gathered information regarding the incident involving Offensive Line Coach Aaron Kromer. Today we have concluded our investigation and the Buffalo Bills will suspend Coach Kromer without pay for the first six games of the 2015 NFL regular season. The suspension will begin on Monday, September 7, 2015 and end with the conclusion of the Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals game on October 18, 2015.
"We worked in conjunction with the NFL on this matter and we are highly supportive of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy that holds all NFL and club employees to a higher standard.
"We look forward to Coach Kromer rejoining the Bills organization at Training Camp."
While the charges were dropped, the Bills obviously felt there was enough evidence to discipline Kromer, who won't make his debut on a Bills sideline until the team plays in London. Kromer will rejoin the Bills at training camp, though when that might happen isn't made clear. Like a player, his suspension won't begin until the regular season. The NFL could follow-up with their own suspension, but the length of the Bills' suspension makes that seem unlikely.
Kurt Anderson, the Bills' assistant offensive line coach, has been working with the offensive line through the first few practices of training camp. He will likely serve as the primary line coach for the first six games of the regular season, as well.