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.
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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."