The Buffalo Bills have placed offensive line coach Aaron Kromer on indefinite paid administrative leave following his arrest from this past 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," team 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."
Kromer will continue to collect a paycheck while on leave, but unless this situation resolves itself by July 31, it's looking like the Bills will begin training camp without the services of their offensive line coach.
Kromer was arrested this past weekend after confronting a minor (age yet to be disclosed) two friends over the use of beach chairs before shoving the victim to the ground, punching him in the face, and then threatening to kill his family if reported to the police. Kromer was released from prison early Sunday morning.
Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman has 11 years' worth of experience coaching offensive linemen (in addition to his five as a coordinator), and the team also has an assistant offensive line coach on staff in Kurt Anderson, who served in the same role under departed head coach Doug Marrone for the past two seasons.