'Paranoid' Richie Incognito feared government spy plot: cops


The man said he tried to calm Incognito, but the free-agent National Football League guard allegedly threw a tennis ball at his foot, hit him with a weighted sled and threw two weights at him, both of which missed.

"The alleged victim says Incognito was rambling about the government and screaming at the man to 'get off my (expletive) playground'".

Incognito told The Buffalo News that he made the decision to retire for health-related reasons, saying, "My liver and kidneys are shutting down".

Mark said he told Incognito, "Dude, I don't know what's your problem" and tried to get away from him.

As O'Brien called authorities, Incognito can be heard in the background of the 911 call yelling at O'Brien and threatening him.

The officers who were responding to the incident met with Incognito in the outdoor pool area, according to the report, and Incognito told them, "There's a guy walking around with head phones on". Incognito would not go into further details about his believed government involvement because the officer did not have the proper "clearance". He was not arrested but was taken into custody under Florida's Baker Act, which allows for involuntary psychiatric commitment for people seen as a danger to themselves or others.

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Richie Incognito is undergoing an involuntary medical evaluation in Florida.

Incognito had been accused of racist behavior before, as well as of "dirty" play on the field, and it happened again in Buffalo's final game of last season, a playoff loss to the Jaguars.

The Bills recently granted Incognito's request for release, leaving the 34-year-old on the free agent market.

"I'm definitely not a choir boy", Incognito said. The Bills had asked him to take a pay cut earlier this offseason, and Incognito appeared to be in favor of it before abruptly changing his mind and firing his former agent, David Dunn. He spoke about his various struggles with anger management and depression in a 2013 interview with Jeff Darlington of NFL.com after the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal.

A week later, Incognito posted a series of vague Tweets which eventually led to him announcing his retirement.