Richie Incognito Placed On Psych Hold

Richie Incognito was involved in an altercation at a Florida gym and was subsequently placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold by police, according to TMZ Sports. The alleged victim says the free agent offensive lineman threw a tennis ball at him for no reason and also tossed a dumbbell. 

In the midst of all of this, the alleged victim claims Incognito was rambling about the government and screaming at the man to “get off” his “[expletive] playground.” Cops came to the scene and took the lineman away, but did not formally arrest him. Instead, he was taken into custody under Florida’s “Baker Act,” which allows officers to submit a person for psychiatric evaluation when it is believed that they may harm someone else. The state’s laws stipulate that Incognito could be held for mandatory psychiatric evaluation for up to 72 hours.

Incognito hit the free agent market this week when he was released by the Bills. The lineman is reportedly looking to play in 2018 – a reversal from his retirement announcement earlier this year – but teams will do some digging into this incident before offering him a deal.

On the field, Incognito has been nothing short of stellar in recent years. The veteran has earned three consecutive Pro Bowl trips and profiles as the best interior lineman on the open market today.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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23 comments on “Richie Incognito Placed On Psych Hold

  1. eaterofbirds

    Mental illness or steroids, or both. Theres been many red flags with him.

  2. justinept

    If only incoherent ranting about government conspiracies was a viable reason to commit someone…

    • pennantrace01

      No it’s throwing a tennis ball that apparently gets you committed.

      • cka2nd

        Her, Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Truman, Roosevelt…war criminals, all of them.

        • Lenny Bruce

          You’re comparing that small animal akin to a dog with Reagan? Kennedy? Here’s a name: Vince Foster. Here’s a place: Benghazi. She is a murderer and liar.

          • cka2nd

            I said she was a war criminal. That’s not good enough for you? And not for some chump change conspiracy theory like Vince Foster, or for the reasons you appear to think of for Benghazi. No, her crimes are her support for the 2009 Honduran coup d’état, the destruction of the Libyan state (highest standard of living in the entire continent of Africa) and the fact that Benghazi was being used by the very U.S. officials who were later killed there to coordinate the shipping of small arms (and Islamist militants?) to the various militias and guerrilla groups fighting to overthrow the Assad government in Syria. Vince Foster? Pshah!

  3. buffalofan

    Mental illness is now of epidemic proportions in this country, w an estimated 20-25% of the entire population affected. Yet the US ranks at the bottom for healthcare coverage in general and NO mental health coverage for anyone. Cuts into profit margins for too many, including insurance industry.

  4. tank62

    Glad all you doctors diagnosed him with mental illness. Maybe he’s just a giant D bag

    • SouthsideSlugger

      Lol. seriously. I’d like to have had that car he had before he smashed it up with a baseball bat a few years ago. Whether it’s mental help or being a d bag he needs some type of help

    • Ironman_4life

      Read up on his actions in the past. I’m not qualified enough to diagnose him with a mental illness but I’ve seen enough to say that he has a couple screws loose

      • tank62

        I think hes just a thug piece of crap. I just Don’t want to see him get a bs diagnosis to excuse his behavior like Brandon Marshall did

    • Michael Chaney

      I was about to comment the same thing before I saw that you did. He’s gotta have early stages of CTE.

      • tank62

        Hes been a violent thug all his life so its doubtful but thanks for the diagnosis doctors

  5. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    This is Junior Seau, Chris Henry, that center from the Raiders who lost it right before the 2002 Super Bowl type behavior here.

    No way this ends well. Just hope he doesn’t take others with him.

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