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NFL assistant coach arrested in Inlet Beach, charged with battery

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  1. Bluznbeach

    Bluznbeach Beach Lover

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  2. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Saw this on WCSO Facebook page this morning. Probably drinking involved. Not a good PR day for that guy. I imagine these altercations happen more often than we hear. Usually not news worthy.
     
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    I'm curious to hear the other side of this story. This seems out of character for Coach Kromer. It does seem like alcohol was involved.
     
  4. steel1man

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    well there you go...those beach chair setups causing real trouble this time...#jailtime #readespnlink
     
  5. steel1man

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    oops. Jumped the gun. Looks like the 3 boys took his chairs...WAlton County to sort out Monday....
     
  6. kurt

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    From WZEP AM 1460


    On Saturday night deputies with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Winston lane at Inlet Beach in Walton County, in reference to a battery.

    When they arrived deputies spoke to the caller and learned three boys had been fishing on the beach when the suspect, later identified as Buffalo Bills Offensive Line Coach Aaron Kromer, and the suspect’s son confronted them over the use of beach chairs left by a beach access.

    Victims told deputies Kromer grabbed their fishing pole and threw the pole into the water and then pushed one of the boys to the ground and punched him in the face. It was stated Kromer then told the boys to return the chairs to where they found them.

    The victim stated Kromer also told him if he reported him to the police he would kill his family.

    Kromer was subsequently arrested early Sunday morning on a misdemeanor battery charge and transported and booked into the Walton County Jail. He has since been released on bond.

    WCSO is continuing to investigate and additional charges may be filed. WCSO executive staff will be reviewing this case first thing Monday morning.
     
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    If you don't want someone using your chairs, put them away!

    Ridiculous that behavior is escalating to these levels.
     
  8. steel1man

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    photos show the chairs in question have the name of some company on the backs. #rentals
     
  9. Zebraspots

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    So he punched a kid in the face and threatened his life over rental chairs that were left out. Didn't think this could get stupider, but I was wrong!
     
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    Just remember when the incident happened last year in Grayton. Everybody thought the vendor was wrong initially. Turned out to be completely the opposite.

    Why not let this play out. Just because the a**hats in the media do it, doesn't mean we have to.
     
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    Where are the photos of said chairs? Arent any chairs left on the beach after sunset considered "abandoned" and picked up like any other trash on our beaches? Why is this guy accosting a couple of kids over something he abandoned on the beach?
     
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    Buffalo Bills coach's not excellent Inlet Beach adventure

    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jul/14/buffalo-bills-aaron-kromer-arrest-administrative-leave Kromer and his son, Zachary, got into an altercation with his neighbor’s son in Inlet Beach, Florida, according to a police report released on Monday.

    Kromer and Zachary reportedly confronted three boys, who had been fishing on the beach, over their use of beach chairs. Kromer allegedly grabbed the boys’ fishing pole and threw it into the water. He then allegedly pushed one of the boys to the ground and punched him in the face before telling the boys to return the chairs.

    The police report said Kromer caused bodily harm to the victim’s left eye. The Bills assistant also allegedly threatened to kill the victim’s family if he reported the incident.,,,,,,,,,wow!! chair rage!!!!!
     
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    Dan Wiederer
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    A day after former Bears offensive coordinator and current Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was arrested in Florida on a misdemeanor battery charge, the Walton County Sheriff's Office released a redacted version of the arrest report.

    In the report, made public Monday, Kromer's arrest just before 2 a.m. Sunday is detailed as stemming from an argument over beach chairs near his home on Inlet Beach in Florida.

    Kromer was taken into custody, jailed and ultimately released early Sunday morning after he was accused of throwing a boy into the ground and punching him in the face.

    David Sanders, the officer called to the scene to investigate, noted in the formal arrest report that Kromer's accuser and two friends were fishing on the beach when the football coach and his son, Zachery, confronted them.

    According to the arrest report, the accuser stated that "Aaron was yelling at the boys about using their beach chairs that they left by the beach access. Aaron grabbed their fishing pole from them and threw their pole into the water. Aaron then pushed [the accuser] to the ground and punched him in the face. Aaron then told the boys to return the chairs to where they found them. [The accuser] stated Aaron told him that if he reported him to the police that he would kill his family."

    At that point, the report indicates that Kromer returned to his home while his son stayed behind to talk to the three other boys while also trying to help them retrieve their fishing pole.

    "It was determined," the report says, "that Kromer did willfully and intentionally strike [the accuser] against his will and causing bodily harm to his left eye."

    The accuser's name is redacted from the released version of the arrest report because he is a juvenile. Statements from two other witnesses are also redacted.

    Kromer was fired by the Bears in December after spending two seasons as offensive coordinator. He landed a new job with the Buffalo Bills as an offensive line coach shortly after.

    Whether he will keep that job or face harsh discipline from the Bills or the NFL in connection with Sunday morning's incident remains to be seen. The league's updated personal conduct policy aims to crack down hard against league employees who are involved in violent transgressions.
     
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