If you think IK Enemkpali punching Geno Smith in a locker room was bizarre, wait until you hear this story.
The Buffalo Bills defensive end recently was released from the New York Jets after he broke Smith’s jaw with a sucker-punch in the team’s locker room. But apparently he was involved in a much stranger incident while he was in college.
Enemkpali was forced to miss Louisiana Tech’s 2011 season opener because he injured his hand punching a man he thought was a woman with whom he’d arranged to have sex on the Internet, according to a police report obtained by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.”
OK, let us explain.
According to the police report, the weird situation all started on Sept. 1, 2011, when Enemkpali began messaging a new Facebook friend named “Missy Lee.” Enemkpali reportedly went to “Missy Lee’s” house after she promised him oral sex, but left when he found a person “covered head-to-toe in a blanket” who refused to remove the blanket.
Shortly after, though, Enemkpali reportedly returned to the house after “Missy Lee” called and urged him to come back. The person still wouldn’t remove the blanket, but the light from a ringing cell phone reportedly revealed that the subject under the blanket had facial hair.
According to the police report, Enemkpali then struck the person in the face out of fear he was being robbed, and after he threw the punch, the voice under the blanket changed to that of a male.
Enemkpali wasn’t charged, although NFL sources told ESPN that at least one AFC team took him off its draft board after the incident.
In one more weird twist, the man authorities identified in the catfishing scheme — 34-year-old Ketryn Anderson — now is a pastor and the founder of a church in Shreveport, La.
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Thumbnail photo via Buffalo Bills defensive end IK Enemkpali (75) during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.
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