Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio was involved in a bizarre incident Wednesday morning 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.
Kouandjio was found in a T-shirt without pants wandering in a field after climbing over an electric fence, authorities said. When an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy went to detain him, a police source said that the 6-foot-7, 322-pound Kouandjio yelled, “Shoot me!”
The football player initially parked his vehicle on the shoulder of the northbound lanes of the 400 and climbed over a guardrail to gain access to a farmer’s field in the vicinity of Rice Road and Dellwood Drive, a second police source said, adding:
“He was acting real confused, but he was no threat. Patrol deputies determined he was Cyrus Kouandjio.”
A farmer called 911 at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to report there was “large man” roaming around one of his fields.
That section of the 400 had been closed for about 12 hours following a serious two-vehicle collision at 10:23 p.m. Tuesday. The roadway reopened at 10 a.m. Wednesday, some 30 minutes after several deputies responded to the 911 call involving Kouandjio.
ECMC on Thursday declined to say whether Kouandjio was still at the hospital.
Kouandjio was not at the Bills’ minicamp practice Thursday at the AdPro Sports Training Center.
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SOURCE: Vic Carucci and Lou Michel
The Buffalo Times