Richie Incognito Held For Psychiatric Evaluation After Gym Altercation


At about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Mark O'Brien, 54, called police from Lifetime Fitness in Boca Raton to inform them that a man, later identified as Incognito, threw a tennis ball at him, a weight into the nearby pool and then attempted to hit him with a workout sled.

Incognito was out of football for 18 months before the Bills signed him to a one-year contract.

"He attacked me. He's not well", the person who called 911 said.

Incognito also was said to be yelling obscenities, had ripped up a boxing mannequin and slammed his knee into it.

When officers approached him, Incognito told them he was "running NSA class level 3 documents through my phone" and didn't have to explain himself to officers because they didn't have enough clearance, according to the incident report.

'I'm thankful I didn't get hurt. Incognito told officers he had taken "Shroom Tech", an over-the-counter supplement. "I can't have anybody in blue tooth capability or taking pictures of me".

Incognito 34 was removed from the upscale Life Time Gym in Boca Raton Florida on Wednesday morning following the altercation
Incognito 34 was removed from the upscale Life Time Gym in Boca Raton Florida on Wednesday morning following the altercation

"I haven't touched base with him", Bills guard Ryan Groy said Thursday. Obviously that was the right move. "I've reached out. I hope he's doing well". This paranoia, police investigators concluded, was the reason he threw a tennis ball and a weight at another gym-goer and ultimately was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold under the Baker Act.

Just two days after the Bills released him, the offensive lineman is in a mental health facility. Once OTAs started, however, Incognito reportedly expressed a desire to play again and asked to be released so he could sign with another team.

Incognito had announced his retirement from the Buffalo Bills earlier in the offseason, but the franchise released him off of their reserved/retired list last week after he said he wanted to make another run at playing.

The retirement came after Incognito and the Bills agreed to a renegotiated contract in March that included a $1.7 million pay cut in 2018, which would have been the previous year of his contract.

The Miami Dolphins made national headlines off the field after it was revealed that players Incognito, Mike Pouncey, and John Jerry were intensely bullying Martin.

Incognito was suspended and eventually dropped from the Dolphins.

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