Richie Incognito Checks Into Psychiatric Care Center

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After smashing his own black Ferrari and calling it a work of art, former Miami Dolphin Richie Incognito has checked himself into a psychiatric care center. TMZ reports that his admittance was not voluntary and came after the Scottsdale Police Department became involved. Incognito did accept that he needed help.

The Scottsdale PD were called to Incognito's Arizona home yesterday after someone reported dents on the hood of his brand new Ferrari. Incognito admitted that he did the damage himself and police left without filing charges.

"Oh that was that was just me venting, that was my self-expression, that's a piece of art," Incognito told a local television station about the incident. "The happiest day of my life was when I got that car and now the second happiest day will be when I donate it to charity."

What happened between that interview and this morning that caused police to fill out a petition to have him admitted isn't entirely clear.

From TMZ:

Sources connected to the situation tell us ... Incognito didn't resist ... and acknowledges that he needs help dealing with all of the drama in his life. ... We're told Incognito is being held at the facility until a bed opens up at a nearby hospital ... where he can undergo an evaluation by a mental health professional.

In addition to the fallout from the Wells Report about bullying in the Miami Dolphins locker room, Incognito is also dealing with his parent's divorce.

"Me and my dad, my mom, my brother, Jonathan Martin, the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, you, we're all brothers and sisters," he told the station, indicating that family issues were on his mind too. "I think we all understand that it's just time to move on. Words were said, things were done, but at the end of the day we're all brothers and sisters and we're here to lift each other up."

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21 comments
Jerry Gonzalez
Jerry Gonzalez

Him and Martin should check into a football camp that teaches them how to block better

Alex Farley
Alex Farley

Involuntary commitment is not known as being "Baker Acted" in Arizona.

Damian Cummings
Damian Cummings

Man... It was a BLACK Ferrari !!! All I'm gonna say....

Ceci Torres
Ceci Torres

Anyone who beats his Ferrari with a baseball bat should check himself into a psych facility.

Elking Echeverri
Elking Echeverri

Rick James called....he wants his cocaine stash back #ImRickJamesBitch

Philip The-Doctor Le
Philip The-Doctor Le

Yeah he's a retard. I'll never forget when he walked into my work trying to steal my co-worker's iPad, and tried to claim it as his own, and had the nerve to tell me "I am Richie Icognito, Miami Dolphins lineman" which I responded with "Hi. I am a Redskins fan." Lol. Like I'm suppose to get star struck. He was obviously roided up and actin like a complete idiot.

Lee Glick
Lee Glick

So he was baker-acted for beating up his Ferrari. Can we say his NFL caeer is over?

Anthony Pizzarelli
Anthony Pizzarelli

It's sad. Dudes prob having a mental break down. His whole career he's been in that barbaric environment and then it all turned on him. Hopefully he figures it and all Ferraris can rest in peace.

Elking Echeverri
Elking Echeverri

Shit...maybe he did smash his Ferrari to steal someone's iPhone #hooptadee Philip The-Doctor Le

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