Here’s a bizarre twist in a strange story involving former Alabama offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio.
As reported by NFL Media’s Austin Knoblauch on Thursday, firefighters administered first aid to Kouandjio after the player was found earlier this week in a field in Elma, N.Y. The Buffalo News’ Vic Carucci reported that police found the former Alabama player, now a member of the Buffalo Bills, not fully clothed after climbing over an electric fence not far from the site of an accident on Route 400. He was not at practice Thursday.
Per Knoblauch, Erie County Sheriff public information officer Scott Zylka said deputies found Kouandjio undressed in a field after responding to a call about a suspicious man. Officials decided that the player needed assistance for an undisclosed condition, and firefighters were called to administer first aid. Kouandjio then went to a nearby medical center for evaluation. He wasn’t arrested.
The Bills took Kouandjio in the second round, 44th overall in 2014. He has appeared in 25 games in 3 seasons with Buffalo. He has started 7 times in that span.