Bills suspend assistant coach Aaron Kromer for first 6 games of the season

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Monday, August 3, 2015

The Buffalo Bills announced they have suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer without pay for the first six games of the 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," the team said in a statement. "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 club employees to a higher standard."

Kromer is eligible to return for the team's Week 7 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars that will be played in London.

Aaron and his son Zachery Kromer had battery charges against them dropped earlier this week. The charges stemmed from a July 11 incident in which Aaron Kromer was alleged to have punched a boy in the face and threatened to kill his family in a dispute over beach chairs. Zachery Kromer was accused of placing his hands on another boy during the altercation.

Aaron Kromer remained on indefinite paid administrative leave from the Bills as they began training camp with a practice Friday morning. In their statement Sunday, the Bills said they "look forward to Coach Kromer rejoining the Bills organization at Training Camp."

Buffalo is in its first training camp with head coach Rex Ryan, who brought in Kromer after his two-season stint as the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator.

Information from's Bills reporter Mike Rodak contributed to this report.