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Bills place Aaron Kromer on paid leave

Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has been charged with battery that caused bodily harm. FILE/JONATHAN BACHMAN/REUTERS

Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon said on Tuesday that offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has been placed on paid administrative leave after being accused of punching a boy in the face for using his beach chairs.

Brandon said the team is following the league’s personal conduct policy, putting Kromer on leave while investigating with the league.

The Walton County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office said Kromer was arrested over the weekend after confronting two boys, pushing one to the ground and punching him.

An arrest report released this week said the boy told deputies that Kromer threatened to kill his family if he reported the incident.


Kromer is charged with battery that caused bodily harm.

Kromer joined the team in January after being fired from the Chicago Bears.

Former quarterback Donovan McNabb had a blood alcohol level that was more than twice the legal limit when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Arizona last month, police said.

Police in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert said lab tests show McNabb’s blood alcohol level was 0.17. The legal limit in Arizona is .08 and anything 0.15 or higher qualifies as extreme DUI.

It was the second DUI arrest for McNabb in 18 months. He served a day in jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge resulting from a Dec. 15, 2013, arrest in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community east of Phoenix.

He also was ordered to pay a fine of nearly $1,500 and enter an outpatient treatment program in Scottsdale.

In the latest incident, police said McNabb’s vehicle rear-ended one driven by the wife of a Gila River tribal police officer. A responding officer said McNabb’s eyes were ‘‘very bloodshot and his speech was slurred,’’ according to the arrest report.

In police video of the late-night arrest on June 28, McNabb tells an officer he had just left a sports bar and was driving home. He goes on to say he hasn’t been drinking and that he’s sick.


‘‘Well first of all, I got a cold. So, I’ve been on cough medicine,’’ McNabb says.

Asked if he had any recent head injuries, McNabb says, ‘‘Listen, I played football.’’

No injuries were reported in the collision. McNabb was cited and released from a police facility.

Body believed to be Dawson’s

A body recovered from a Dallas-area lake is believed to be an ex-Texans receiver who fell from an inflatable tube being towed by a boat. The Collin County Sheriff’s Office said the body is believed to be that of 37-year-old JaJuan Dawson. Divers located the body Monday night in Lavon Lake. An autopsy was ordered. Dawson was not wearing a life preserver during Sunday night’s outing with his family on a rented boat. The 6-foot-1-inch, 197-pound receiver spent the 2000 and 2001 seasons with the Browns and 2002 with the Texans. He had 52 catches for 664 yards and two touchdowns . . . Former Colts center Jeff Saturday will become the 12th member to join the team’s Ring of Honor, on Sept. 21. Indianapolis will host the New York Jets that Monday night.