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Zak Kromer joins father Aaron, Bills as entry-level assistant

The Buffalo Bills have hired Zak Kromer, the son of offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, as an entry-level coaching assistant.

Zak Kromer, 22, was charged with misdemeanor battery in Walton County, Florida last July following a dispute with minors over beach chairs. His father was arrested following the altercation and also charged with misdemeanor battery.

Charges against both Kromers were dropped later that month at the request of the accusers' parents. In a statement, the assistant Florida state attorney said the Kromers and the family of the accusers had reached an "amicable resolution of the matter" and that the injuries to the boys were "minor and required no medical treatment."

Both Kromers had pleaded not guilty to the charges. Aaron Kromer was alleged to have punched a boy in the face and threatened to kill his family in a dispute over beach chairs, while Zak Kromer was accused of placing his hands on another boy during the altercation.

The Bills later suspended Aaron Kromer for the first six games of the 2015 regular season.

Zak Kromer spent the past four seasons as a student assistant for the University of Oklahoma's football team.