Former Alabama offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio, now a member of the Buffalo Bills, reportedly was involved in a strange situation this week with police in Elma, N.Y.
As reported by The Buffalo News’ Vic Carucci, police found Kouandjio on Tuesday in a field not fully clothed after he climbed over an electric fence. The incident happened not far from the site of an accident on Route 400. Kouandjio was not at practice Thursday.
Carucci reported that Kouandjio allegedly yelled to police, “Shoot me!” However, ESPN’s Mike Rodak later reported that the player never said such a thing.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Cyrus Kouandjio did not say "shoot me" to any of their deputies and he was "compliant, courteous and polite."
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) April 20, 2017
Carucci reported that Kouandjio wasn’t arrested, but the player was taken to Erie County Medical Center for observation.
The Bills took Kouandjio in the second round, 44th overall in 2014. He has appeared in 25 games in 3 seasons with the Bills. He has started 7 times in that span.