A small dispute over beach chairs is nothing uncommon when roasting under the hot Florida sun. You fling some towels over your shoulder angrily and sulk as you walk around trying to find some open chairs to claim, but Buffalo Bills’ offensive coach Aaron Kromer took heated beach drama to an entirely different level—one that might just cost him his job.
Kromer was arrested on Sunday morning after allegedly punching a young boy to the ground, and then threatening to kill the boy’s family if he reported him to the police. The three boys involved in the incident had been fishing on the beach and apparently stole the chairs belonging to Kromer and his 21-year-old son, who then approached the boys whose names and ages were redacted from the original report. After throwing the boys’ fishing pole in the ocean, he then proceeded to push one of the boys to the ground and punched him in the left eye.
In at least some form of humanity and normality in this disturbing story, after Kromer returned to his home, his son Zachary spoke to the boys about the incident and then helped them find the fishing pole that they were stripped of.
The Bills have said little in regards to the incident other than the fact that they were aware of the report and looking into the details in a statement that was released Sunday afternoon. It doesn’t look good for Kromer, given all of the incidents involving battery and assault that have been occurring a little too frequently in the sports world.
When will these figures who are so blatantly in the public eye learn that big brother is always watching? As if that is even the point to be majorly concerned about. There’s also the whole being a good human being and the basic principles of human conduct, which doesn’t blatantly state a 48-year-old man should not be beating on younger boys, but I imagine Kromer gets that point.
Do people snap, of course. Lately, they seem to snap all the time, but threatening to kill a boy’s family lies far outside the lines of just “snapping.”