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Bills assistant Aaron Kromer set for hearing Sept. 2

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 Thursday.

Kromer had been scheduled to appear in court Aug. 12 to enter his plea.

Kromer remains on indefinite paid administrative leave from the Bills, who have yet to announce a replacement for him on the coaching staff with their first training camp practice Friday.

"We're just gonna try not to make it a distraction at all and move forward," center Eric Wood said upon arriving at training camp Wednesday. "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."

Assistant offensive line coach Kurt Anderson is the most likely candidate to take over Kromer's duties for the Bills.

Kromer's son Zachery also will appear in a Walton County court Sept. 2 for a pretrial hearing after he entered a written plea of not guilty for a misdemeanor battery charge earlier this month.

Both Kromers were charged in connection with a July 11 incident in which Aaron Kromer is accused of punching a boy in the face in a dispute over beach chairs. Zachery Kromer is accused of placing his hands on another boy during the altercation.