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Kiko Alonso has had a wild path, but he is leading votes in his position for the Pro Bowl

In February 2010, Kiko Alonso the Buffalo Bills starting middle linebacker was arrested for DUI and suspended for his entire sophomore season at the University of Oregon. That incident preceded a knee injury that would have wiped out his 2010 season, even without his arrest.

Just over a year later, Alonso was arrested again, charged with criminal mischief and trespassing. According to reports, Alonso pounded on the front door of a stranger’s home late one Saturday night, demanding to be let in. The owner called 911 and fled. When police arrved, Alonso was inside the house.

He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to probation, community service and alcohol treatment.

Alonso was suspended again, this time indefinitely, putting his future with the team in peril until Oregon coach Chip Kelly decided to reinstate the linebacker for the 2011 home opener.

Given a second chance, Alonso made the most of it. He tallied 46 tackles as a junior and was named defensive MVP of the Rose Bowl. That led to a senior season in which he notched 81 tackles — including 14 for loss — four interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Alonso finished out his career in Oregon and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills with their third pick.  Kiko has made a name for himself because of his motor and amazing skills.  He is in second place right now with 112 tackles and in second place with 4 interceptions.  The Legend of Kiko Alonso is real folks, the kid is a true success story.  He has went from the past above, to a player that is leading his position for the Pro-Bowl voting.  Kiko Alonso is not a player that talks much, instead he let’s his explosive play define him as a person.  The Buffalo Bills scouting department hit the nail on the head with this pick.  This kid is special.

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