Whenever you see a headline that involves an NFL player and police, you probably think the worst right away. But in regards to this incident between Buffalo Bills OT Cyrus Kouandijo and police on Tuesday night, my immediate reaction is one of confusion.
According to The Buffalo News, Kouandijo was found in a field, and he yelled at a deputy to shoot him when he was about to be detained.
Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio was involved in a bizarre incident with police not far from the scene of an accident Tuesday on Route 400 in Elma, The Buffalo News learned.
Kouandjio was not arrested, but taken to Erie County Medical Center for observation.
According to a police source, Kouandjio was found, not fully clothed, in a field after climbing over an electric fence. When an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy went to detain him, the source said, the 6-foot-7, 322-pound Kouandjio yelled, “Shoot me!”
A statement from the Bills didn’t shed much light on the matter.
“We are aware of the matter involving Cyrus and are carefully monitoring his condition and gathering more information,” the Bills said in a statement. “We don’t have all of the details, so we won’t have any further comment at this time.”
Kouandijo was a second round pick (44th overall) by the Bills in the 2014 NFL Draft. He’s made just seven starts in his three seasons in the league, and needed hip surgery earlier this offseason after a fall at home.
What a weird situation.