August 12 becomes key date for Aaron Kromer

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With Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer on indefinite paid leave, Kromer can accelerate his return to full status only after his criminal case ends. Which makes it critical for Kromer to resolve his criminal case quickly.

The first opportunity to resolve the case comes on August 12, when Kromer is due to be in court and is expected to enter a plea. If he works out a plea deal with prosecutors by then, the case could end that day.

That wouldn’t end Kromer’s indefinite paid leave, however. He’d remain on paid leave until the NFL decides on a punishment under the Personal Conduct Policy, which could result in unpaid leave.

Ideally for Kromer, he’ll know what his ultimate punishment will be if/when he enters a plea. But the NFL doesn’t like to do that. As a result, Kromer will have to take a leap of faith that, if he accepts responsibility for the pending charge or some reduced charge, he’ll be back to work sooner than later.

Meanwhile, the son of Aaron Kromer officially faces misdemeanor battery charges arising from the same beach-chair brouhaha. Via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, 21-year-old Zachery Kromer entered a written plea of not guilty, and he’s due in court for a pretrial hearing on September 2.

The Bills have yet to announce any plans for replacing Aaron Kromer once camp opens. They’d be wise to have a plan in place for training camp and the entire season as soon as possible.

16 responses to “August 12 becomes key date for Aaron Kromer

  1. Why are you encouraging a potentially innocent man to forgive all of the rights we have fought for and earned so he can coach up some football players?

  2. As a business owner, I can guarantee the Bills have an alternate plan already established.

  3. Most perps are encouraged to plea to avoid a trial. Trials are a huge inconvenience to people who have a real life. This guy needs to be sentenced to anger management classes and allowed to return to his job, IMO.

    The son actually helped the kids his father assaulted. I don’t know why he’s being charged.

  4. Is there any chance that you goofballs could find a picture of this idiot that doesn’t have a Chicago Bears het on his head, we already have Jay Cutler, we don’t need this idiot’s bad press.

  5. People don’t understand how prosecutors work.

    They are politicians first and law enforcement second.

    High profile cases with no downside they use to push their look at me agendas.

    The sheeple it this world follow what is spoon fed to them and take it at face value.

    Free kromer a good American.

  6. chris3141084 says:
    Jul 19, 2015 12:36 PM
    Why are you encouraging a potentially innocent man to forgive all of the rights we have fought for and earned so he can coach up some football players?

    WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?

  7. No one is talking about the tree youts. Are they upstanding kids with good manners, or are they kids with a rap sheet well known to local authorities..???

  8. Know how the NFL works, he’ll have his hearing, punishment, firing, appeal, and re-hiring with another team before Goodell announces the Brady verdict.

  9. Misdemeanor assault and a he said they said scenario. Press and media have blown another no story up. For those waiving he beat up a small child crowd. There’s plenty of 140 lb 5’8 people in prison for murder and armed robbery.

  10. limakey says:
    Jul 19, 2015 9:46 PM
    He should resign.
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    Innocent until proven guilty must be a new concept for you I guess.

  11. joetoronto says:Jul 20, 2015 4:52 AM

    Any other team and he’s gone, he pinched a kid in the face, no excuses.
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    Is that what you call it in Toronto? Pinched? Yes, give him the death penalty for pinching someone LOL!!! No excuses for pinching someone!!

  12. mongo3401 says:
    Jul 19, 2015 11:37 PM
    Misdemeanor assault and a he said they said scenario. Press and media have blown another no story up. For those waiving he beat up a small child crowd. There’s plenty of 140 lb 5’8 people in prison for murder and armed robbery.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Do you honestly believe that this man, 6’4″ and 215lbs, felt that a 5’8″ kid/teenager/hooligan/what-have-you is threatening when he deals with NFL football players on a daily basis?

    What about the person sitting in a chair, that they found at the beach access point, fishing do you think he was most concerned about? Are we assuming that they “looked dangerous” or that they “could have been armed” and we’re using that to justify anti-social behavior?

    You simply can not go around throwing punches at people. This is a civilized society of law and order. If he needed to “protect his property” then he could have used local law enforcement, like a sane person. He could have reasoned with the people using his chairs, informing them that they in fact belonged to Kromer and shouldn’t be used without permission. He could even have put his property away securely to prevent the issue. Instead, he charged headlong into a situation that actually could have become dangerous and used violence as a first resort. This is not an American hero, standing up against gang violence and protecting his property and family from criminals. This is a person that has committed a crime himself, because he decided to behave like a wild animal instead of an adult.

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