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Kansas City Chiefs Reportedly Adding To Defensive Line Depth With Emporia State Signing

According to Emporia State's defensive backs coach Eric Burrow on Twitter, the Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly added former Hornet defensive linemen Harold Ayodele. The 6'1", 338 pound defensive tackle was rated the No. 49th overall tackle in the 2011 NFL draft by NFL Draft Scout.

From the sound of this article back in 2009, Ayodele had a bit of an attitude problem, bouncing from program to program until he ended up at Emporia. He had a couple of brothers who also played football, albeit without the problems Harold seemed to have:

Akin played his college ball at Purdue, Remi played at Oklahoma and Harold was set to join another big-time program at Florida, where he signed out of high school. But because of grades, Ayodele had to go the junior college route instead.

After spending a year at Coffeyville Community College, Ayodele signed with Middle Tennessee State, where he played for a season. He left because he was short on class hours for the next season, and he had an ankle injury that went untreated for months.

Everything I've read about Harold Ayodele this morning suggests he's a decent player with attitude issues that may or may not be in the past. While searching for information on him, this uncomfortable article about Ayodele being charged with a crime in high school came up.

H/T JASiege in the FanShots.

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