Recently retired NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito has reportedly been placed an involuntary psychiatric hold following an incident at a gym. The details are ugly.
According to TMZ Sports, Incognito was working out this morning when he got into an altercation with another gymgoer. He was reportedly taken away by police, though not arrested.
TMZ later stated Incognito has been put on psychiatric hold, which isn’t too surprising given the alleged details of his gym confrontation.
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.
The 34-year-old Incognito. a four-time Pro Bowler, announced his retirement from the NFL in April. The controversial offensive guard said his “liver and kidneys were failing.”
Incognito was still under contract of the Bills at the time of his retirement. However, the team announced recently that it had released him and there were rumors that Incognito was looking to return to football.
That potential return is probably on hold for now after what went down today.