Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio was the subject of a bizarre incident involving Erie County police on Tuesday, April 18th, according to a report by Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News. Kouandjio was not arrested, but was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for observation, per the report.
Kouandjio was found running in a field, “not fully clothed,” after climbing over an electric fence. When a sheriff went to detain him, the offensive tackle yelled “Shoot me!”
Kouandjio’s abandoned vehicle was found with his Bills gear and later his license was found, confirming his identity. The site of the incident was close to a separate vehicle accident where police and rescue crews were already on the scene with lights flashing.
The Buffalo Bills, in a statement, said that they were monitoring Kouandjio’s condition and gathering information about the incident.
The complete circumstances are still a mystery, and out of respect for Kouandjio’s public profile and the community guidelines, we would prefer that commenters restrain their speculation about the reasons for this incident until more information is known.
2:30 p.m. Update
In a tweet, WIVB reported that Kouandjio did not yell “shoot me” at police. We also found out what “not fully clothed” really meant:
.@news4buffalo The Erie County Sheriff spokesperson tells us @ckouandjio did NOT yell shoot me when he was found in Elma without pants on— Nalina Shapiro (@nalinashapiro4) April 20, 2017
4:30 p.m. Update
AP Sports Writer John Wawrow is reporting that Kouandjio will not face charges and was cooperating with officers.
Notes on #Bills Kouandjio.— John Wawrow (@john_wawrow) April 20, 2017
No charges expected.
He was cooperative.
No apparent connection to accident on RT 400 happened night before.