Free Agent OL Richie Incognito Arrested

Richie Incognito has been arrested in Arizona for disorderly conduct and making threats, according to Mike Florio of PFT (on Twitter). The incident took place at a Scottsdale funeral home, where Incognito was making arrangements for his father’s funeral.

[RELATED: Vikings Deny Interest In Incognito]

Incognito allegedly created a disturbance by “acting erratically and making the employees feel incredibly uncomfortable” at the funeral home, a source tells Florio. Incognito, the source says, made a gun gesture toward one of the employees, and said that he has guns in his truck. When cops arrived, they found weapons in Incognito’s vehicle.

On 8/20/18 at 3:30pm, Scottsdale patrol officers responded to Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary at 8555 E Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale reference a Disorderly Conduct call,” the Scottsdale police department said in a statement. “Initial reports advised that a male, later identified as 35-year-old Richard Incognito, was at the mortuary reference funeral arrangements for his father. Incognito reportedly was upset with staff and began to damage property inside the business and shout at employees. At several points during his contact with staff, Incognito threatened to retrieve guns from his vehicle and return to shoot the employees. Once on scene, officers detained him as the incident was investigated. Based on the investigation, Incognito was arrested and held on misdemeanor charges of Threats and Disorderly Conduct.”

This year, Incognito agreed to a pay cut with the Bills only to “retire” for a short time and force his release from Buffalo. Days after his release, Florida cops placed Incognito in a mental hospital after he hurled weights at a gym and told officers that the government is spying on him. Incognito claims that he has drawn interest since then, but it’s hard to imagine a club gambling on him given all of his issues. This latest arrest surely won’t help matters.

Last year, Incognito graded out as the 12th best guard in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus. He ranked seventh amongst all guards in 2016 and second in ’15, making him the Bills’ top-rated offensive lineman of the last three years.

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31 comments on “Free Agent OL Richie Incognito Arrested

    • WazBazbo

      My exact thought. This is well beyond irrational behavior, and I’m sure dealing with the death of his father isn’t helping much.

  1. camdenyards46

    Did he officially retire yet? Because no one is picking him up now anyway.

  2. connfyoozed

    “Incognito” is not living up to his name, he can’t stay out of the headlines for all of the wrong reasons. Something seems very wrong with him.

      • wrigleyhawkeye

        The guys been a headcase before the NFL. Hell, even before college. He’s just a complete eff up. Some people are like that. It’s not a disease or illness.

  3. Hannibal8us

    Funny, yesterday on here some guy said the Vikings should sign him and Zimmer is a fool for not wanting an all pro on his team.

  4. nentwigs

    This guy needs assistance with his mental health. The LAST PLACE he needs to be is out on a football field.

  5. wrigleyhawkeye

    Should have called Tom Osborne to hide his guns from the police. He’s pretty good at that.

  6. crosseyedlemon

    It’s absolutely tragic what has happened to Richie. Didn’t Goodell say the league had made a great effort to establish support programs for players with these types of behavior issues brought about by long term head trauma? Just more PR bull$hit from the two faced commissioner I reckon.
    If Richie ends up doing a Junior Seau number then we will here Goodell spout some nonsense like “We would have helped the guy if we had known there was a problem”.

    • wrigleyhawkeye

      The guy has been an eff-up since high school (at least). Has nothing to do with head trauma— he’s a headcase.

  7. Michael Piazza

    Why is this news being affiliated with the Bills? They gave him his release and he’s not a member of the team. An un-employed Richie Cognito headline would be more appropriate and as a main news story, not a team story when he isn’t even on a team.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Would you be just as upset if an update on Jim Kelly or Thurman Thomas was affiliated with the Bills? They aren’t on the team either.

  8. kpak

    Would like to hear from some d linemen on how it was to line up across from him, dude as a a stud offensive guard.

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