Richie Incognito has been placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold after he threw a dumbbell at a man at his gym and said the government was trying to get him.
What goes on in Incognito's life isn't a problem for Bills fans to worry about anymore, yet it is never good to see something like this happen to a former player.
Investigators ultimately concluded that "Incognito was suffering from an altered, paranoid state and believed ordinary citizens were government officials that were tracking him and recording him".
What would cause Richie Incognito to throw items at gym employees, throw a weight into a pool and then attempt to push a workout sled into the gym patron? He told the dispatcher the 6-foot-4, 322-pound Incognito is "huge" but a "little overweight".
As O'Brien called authorities, Incognito can be heard in the background of the 911 call yelling at O'Brien and threatening him.
Brown and Rosenthal took Incognito into custody under Florida's Baker Act, which allows for people to be hospitalized for 72 hours if they are deemed a danger to themselves or others. "I don't know the whole story, but wish him the best and hope he gets everything figured out".
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Officers said when they tried to tell Incognito they were concerned he would hurt someone or himself; he asked a woman at the gym to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Incognito announced earlier this year that he was retiring from football after 11 seasons, the last three with the Buffalo Bills.
This continues today as the latest news involves Incognito being put under "involuntary mental evaluation", according to an article on Deadspin. The Bills cut him despite having him under contract and with a significant need on the offensive line.
He, however, had a change of heart weeks later when Incognito abruptly fired agent David Dunn in a post on Twitter.
The Bills recently granted Incognito's request for release, leaving the 34-year-old on the free agent market.
Just a month beforehand, Incognito and his team had agreed to a renegotiated contract.