In the latest example that he simply cannot stay out of trouble, former Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito has been taken into custody in Boca Raton after an incident at a workout gym Wednesday morning.
TMZ had the story first:
Richie Incognito In Gym Altercation, Cops Called https://t.co/DAbFcRXpvx
— TMZ (@TMZ) May 23, 2018
The gossip site says that Incognito threw a barbell at another person who was working out near him and that’s when the Cops were called by employees at the “Lifetime Fitness” gym mid-morning.
There has been a statement released by the Boca Raton police department on Wednesday afternoon that says that their officers took Incognito into custody under the “Baker Act,” but did not arrest him. He is currently being held in a facility in Delray, FL.
The Florida “Baker Act” is something available to law enforcement. It’s used to keep a person that they believe is on the verge of harming themselves and/or may not understand that they are on the verge of or already have harmed someone else, for a psychiatric evaluation for up to 72 hours.
Incognito has had a tumultuous last few years in the NFL, including his suspension in 2013 for bullying Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin. He later was reinstated and signed, as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills.
Incognito’s latest controversy came in January when during the AFC wildcard playoff game in Jacksonville, Jaguars defensive Yannick Ngakoue claimed the Incognito was using racial slurs to taunt him during the game.
It’s something the NFL investigated, but could not verify in the “he said – he said.” So, they ended up not taking any disciplinary action against an incognito. The two players made up to an extent at the Pro Bowl in Orlando in late January.
But that was not all of the story, Incognito told the Bills that he wanted to retire. Buffalo agreed to allow him to do so, even though he was still under contract. However, he changed his mind and asked for the Buffalo Bills to release him, which they did this past weekend.
With the latest revelation of him being taken into custody by authorities after acting out in public, it’s hard to fathom that anyone else will take a chance on signing Incognito for the upcoming season.
Then again, it’s the NFL and if a team is in need, then don’t rule anything out.
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