Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was scheduled to enter a plea in his misdemeanor battery case in Florida on August 12, but sped up the process by a couple of weeks by submitting it in written form.
Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports that Kromer has pleaded not guilty to the charge, which came after Kromer was accused of punching a boy in the face and threatening to kill his family during an argument over beach chairs earlier this month. Kromer’s son Zachary also faces a charge and also entered a not guilty plea. Both Kromers are due back in court on September 2.
Kromer is on indefinite paid leave from the Bills right now and assistant offensive line coach Kurt Anderson may take over his duties, although center Eric Wood said Wednesday that he doesn’t know what the plan is moving forward.
We’re just gonna try not to make it a distraction at all and move forward,” Wood said. “But as of right now I don’t know any more than you all do. I get my reports from Twitter and everywhere else. So I’m sure I’ll know a lot more tomorrow or maybe tonight, but as of right now I don’t know a whole lot about the situation.”
The Bills hold their first practice of training camp on Friday.