Richie Incognito was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold after a workout session on Wednesday morning went wrong. The reports are that the former Bills offensive lineman threw a tennis ball and a dumbbell at a man at an upscale Florida gym. He was also said to be mumbling about the government and yelled “get off my f*cking playground.”
Via TMZ Sports:
Law enforcement tells us Incognito was placed in an involuntary psychiatric hold to be evaluated. It’s essentially the equivalent of a 5150 in California. It’s technically not an arrest — but a forced mental evaluation.
We spoke with the alleged victim who tells us Incognito first threw a tennis ball at him for no reason — before grabbing a dumbbell and heaving that as well.
The alleged victim says Incognito was rambling about the government and screaming at the man to “get off my f*cking playground.”
Law enforcement confirms cops were called to the gym and met with Incognito.
Multiple gym sources say Incognito was taken away by police — but cops won’t say if he was formally arrested.
It sounds like another case of repeated blows to the head leading to the odd behavior of an NFL player. Not a great sign, especially for Incognito, who retired and then was released by the Dolphins so he could sign with another team.