Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio was taken to the hospital for observation after police found him without any pants on in a suburban Buffalo field.
According to The Buffalo News, Erie County Sheriff’s deputies found Kouandjio partially clothed in a field after he’d climbed over an electric fence.
Erie County Sheriff’s spokesman Scott Zylka said deputies were responding to a complaint of a suspicious person when they came upon Kouandjio around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Zylka said the player was cooperative in answering deputies’ questions, and added no charges have been filed.
It’s unclear what Kouandjio was doing or how he got into the field, located about a 5-minute drive from Bills headquarters. Zylka said the player’s car was discovered abandoned on a nearby highway by New York State troopers later in the day.
Kouandjio was not present for the team’s voluntary veteran minicamp Thursday. The Bills said they are monitoring Kouandjio’s condition and still gathering information.
“We’re going through the process right now of gathering the information, and that’s all I can tell you at this time,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday.
The Bills’ second-round pick in 2014, Kouandjio had been recovering from hip surgery resulting from a fall at home, the team announced in January. He is expected to be ready for training camp.
Kouandjio started five games last season in place of injured left tackle Cordy Glenn. In 25 career games, Kouandjio has made seven starts.