Former Alabama and current Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandijo was taken to the Eric County Medical Center for observation after a strange incident with the police on Tuesday.
There was an accident on Route 400 in Elma, New York, though Kouandijo was not involved. However, police found Kouandijo in a field after he had just jumped over an electric fence without all his clothes on not far from the accident.
A police source informed the Buffalo News that an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy approached Kouandijo, and Kouandijo yelled “shoot me” at the officer.
Kouandijo wasn’t arrested, and police weren’t even aware of who he was when they first found him. They found his vehicle abandoned, and discovered his identity and that he played for the Buffalo Bills after seeing team gear in his vehicle.
According to the police source, police believe Kouandijo saw the flashing police lights from the accident and pulled over before he attempted to run away on foot.
Kouandijo wasn’t at the Bills’ minicamp workout on Thursday, and the team released a statement.
“We are aware of the matter involving Cyrus and are carefully monitoring his condition and gathering more information,” the Bills said. “We don’t have all of the details, so we won’t have any further comment at this time.”
This certainly sounds like troubling times.
(h/t Buffalo News)