Bills lineman Cyrus Kouandjio hospitalized unusual incident with police

Cyrus Kouandjio blocks against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 18 2016

A 2014 second-round pick out of Alabama, Kouandjio has been with the Bills for his three National Football League seasons, is coming off a good season in 2016 and became an American citizen last November.

And yet, the Buffalo lineman found his way into the headlines after a freakish incident on Tuesday not far from the site of an Elma, New York auto accident that left a pregnant woman in critical condition.

Erie County police reported that they found Kouandjio's vehicle abandoned near the scene of a serious auto crash.

Police did not detain the 6-foot-7, 322-pound Kouandjio, but the athlete allegedly shouted "Shoot me!" to a Sheriff's deputy who approached him.

The Buffalo Bills, in a statement, said that they were monitoring Kouandjio's condition and gathering information about the incident. "We don't have all of the details, so we won't have any further comment at this time".

Police initially didn't know who Kouandjio was, but after finding his vehicle abandoned with Bills gear inside, they were able to make the connection.

The source said that police suspected Kouandjio pulled off Route 400 when he saw the flashing lights from police and emergency vehicles on the scene of the accident, and then went into the field on foot.

Exactly what happened is unclear.

Kouandjio was not arrested, but was taken to ECMC for evaluation, treatment and observation.