Bills assistant Aaron Kromer's son Zachery pleads not guilty to battery charge

Zachery Kromer, the son of Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, has entered a written plea of not guilty for a misdemeanor battery charge and has been scheduled to appear in a Walton County, Florida, court on Sept. 2 for a pretrial hearing, a court clerk said Friday.

Zachery Kromer, 21, is accused of placing his hands on a boy as part of an altercation early Sunday morning in which Kromer's father was arrested on charges of misdemeanor battery against another boy. The assistant Florida state attorney's office issued a criminal summons against Zachery Kromer earlier this week.

Aaron Kromer is scheduled to appear in a Walton County court for an Aug. 12 plea date. Assistant Florida state attorney Bobby Elmore told ESPN late Wednesday that he cannot rule out child abuse charges against either Kromer until he speaks to the accusers in the case. Elmore is expected to travel to the Atlanta area next week to meet with the alleged victims and their attorneys.

On Tuesday, the Bills placed Aaron Kromer on indefinite paid administrative leave.