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Incognito on taking bat to his car: I was just venting


The strange tale of Richie Incognito took another turn on Thursday when it was reported that he took a baseball bat to his own Ferrari and breaking off a part of it in the grill of the car. 

Nicole Garcia of FOX 10 in Phoenix decided to take a trip to Incognito’s house to find out if the report of his work with the bat was correct and was able to land a somewhat strange interview with the embattled offensive lineman. Incognito posed for a picture sitting on the hood of the car and confirmed that he was the one who made the alterations to his vehicle as a way of venting some emotions.

“Oh that was that was just me venting, that was self expression, that’s a piece of art. 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,” Incognito said. “The Ferrari is a story unto itself, the Ferrari is one entity, but I will tell you this the Ferrari is going to be for sale through my mission which is helping the brotherhood, whatever brotherhood it is.”

Incognito did not say why he was venting, but did talk briefly about the situation with the Dolphins and Jonathan Martin that left Incognito with a highly uncertain future as a professional football player. Incognito said he, Martin, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and the reporter were all “brothers and sisters” that were here “to lift each other up.”

Incognito also said that he wanted to “move on” from what happened in Miami, which would probably be easier if he didn’t take baseball bats to his expensive sports cars.

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94 Responses to “Incognito on taking bat to his car: I was just venting”
  1. 4allintensivepurposes says: Feb 28, 2014 10:15 AM

    That’s all. No big deal.

  2. athwartships says: Feb 28, 2014 10:15 AM

    Get help, seriously.

  3. theboneski3 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:18 AM

    has anyone seen my marbles?

  4. themagicman1223 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:18 AM

    The guy’s nuts.

  5. bharr170 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:18 AM

    Sounds like he’s been hanging out at Mike Pouncey’s house. Exactly where he told Martin not to go.

  6. whiteknightblackheart says: Feb 28, 2014 10:18 AM

    “Nothing to see here folks.”-Frank Drebin

  7. steelnucs says: Feb 28, 2014 10:19 AM

    There is a charity in my garage which would be happy to accept his Ferrari.

    This guy gets weirder after each story about him.

  8. bigbaldpapahawk says: Feb 28, 2014 10:20 AM

    At least the dude didn’t waste anyone’s time by lying about it.

  9. athwartships says: Feb 28, 2014 10:21 AM

    Would love to be a fly on the wall at meetings with his agent trying to get him to stop talking.

  10. medialovesthecowboys says: Feb 28, 2014 10:21 AM

    Richie Instability

  11. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Feb 28, 2014 10:22 AM

    Good luck on your next source of income. You might regret this “venting”.

  12. bcfalcon says: Feb 28, 2014 10:23 AM

    You who vents like that? Psychopaths! Dude just get help it’s more than obvious that you’re not mentally right.

  13. billsmafiaordie says: Feb 28, 2014 10:23 AM

    Ferrari should send him a brand new car for all the free publicity

  14. sonoco says: Feb 28, 2014 10:23 AM

    Richie, there are these things called heavy bags . . . they cost about $75 bucks.

  15. snoqualmieterry says: Feb 28, 2014 10:23 AM

    Those of us who work hard for our money wouldn’t damage ur property.

  16. omikeyboy says: Feb 28, 2014 10:24 AM

    Richie Incognito needs help. Booze, expensive cars, drugs, and women are not going to fix his issues.

  17. cruuuzcontrol says: Feb 28, 2014 10:25 AM

    Someone get this kid help… immediately.

  18. spasticpickle says: Feb 28, 2014 10:25 AM

    The Coors Light “Let’s Vent!” commercials get taken to a whole other level

  19. bert1913 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:25 AM

    i can’t believe that incognito could fit into a ferrari

  20. acmepackers says: Feb 28, 2014 10:25 AM

    What is freaking wrong with this guy? At least he’s not Sharper…

  21. grndizzle says: Feb 28, 2014 10:26 AM

    Sounds like he’s been hanging out with Ricky Williams.

  22. thedoubleentandres says: Feb 28, 2014 10:26 AM

    Maybe the car is possessed like that Stephen King story Christine.

    Honestly though I cant get that Big Lebowski scene out of my head

  23. flash1283 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:26 AM

    Try a punching bag! Not a Ferrari!

  24. orivar says: Feb 28, 2014 10:27 AM

    His car. His possession. His money. No story here.

  25. dukeearl says: Feb 28, 2014 10:28 AM

    He really shouldn’t have done that.
    If any teams were considering offering him a contract, that could have been a deal breaker.
    He might have needed the dollars from selling that car to put a roof over his head by the end of the year.

  26. dolphincritic says: Feb 28, 2014 10:30 AM

    Richie has earned his own reality show; “Being Richie Incognito.” At the end of each episode he can blow up a car or.break musical instruments. What a strange ranger!

  27. samapoc says: Feb 28, 2014 10:30 AM

    I’m not naming any names, but somebody lacks contextual cues in life.

  28. upperdecker19 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:32 AM

    Wooden bat = misdemeanor
    Aluminum bat = felony

  29. scmems07 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:32 AM

    millionares vent different from the middle class i guess.

    the martin/incognito case is done, they are both trying to move on, just let them be.

  30. justanacehole says: Feb 28, 2014 10:33 AM


  31. jackburton77 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:34 AM

    Ok I hope this ends Operation “One of Us is Crazy” Incognito

  32. ravens533 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:35 AM

    When all of this first started, I thought that he was another immature meathead jock. As each story of Richie immerges, I realize that this guy needs some serious mental help. As my Mom use to say “He ain’t playing with a full deck” Please, get the help you need. Friends of Richie, help him get that help.

  33. @Cereal_22 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:37 AM

    Wow, I thought he had a glimmer of hope to play again…no chance now, career over.

  34. cubano76 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:39 AM

    They’re a couple screws loose in that melon of his. Just sayin……

  35. fballguy says: Feb 28, 2014 10:40 AM

    If he used a Hacksaw, nobody would’ve cared.

  36. silverhornet says: Feb 28, 2014 10:41 AM

    very worried about him, very sad.

  37. thelastwordyaheard says: Feb 28, 2014 10:45 AM

    it’s okay to smash Ferraris when you’re Richie Rich.. but he’s about to be Richie Poor

  38. weepingjebus says: Feb 28, 2014 10:49 AM

    It’s a bit dented, but I’ll take it off your hands for free if you want.

  39. ravenswhat says: Feb 28, 2014 10:50 AM

    What an absolute idiot.

  40. footballfan211 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:50 AM

    C’mon guys it’s just a man expressing his emotions by hitting his million dollar car, I mean what else is there to smash when your pissed right?

  41. nyneal says: Feb 28, 2014 10:50 AM

    Richie Incog-nut-o needs to be put in a rubber room somewhere.
    This guy is unstable and he really needs help from therapists.
    Still, as hard as it is to believe, some people will find nothing wrong with this and defend him.
    All I know is, squirrels must love him.

  42. mcmccii says: Feb 28, 2014 10:51 AM

    No you have little boy rage issues. You are emotionally immature and need heavy counseling from a professional psychotherapist. Forever.

  43. billsboy88 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:52 AM

    His version of “venting” involves taking a bat to a Ferrari…unstable person!!

  44. billsboy88 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:52 AM

    Charity would have liked it more before you took a bat to it

  45. tongsareinyourseatback says: Feb 28, 2014 10:53 AM

    Has his agent been approached about a reality show yet?

  46. igotgamenj says: Feb 28, 2014 10:55 AM

    Jim Hacksaw Reynolds saws a car in half after losing a game he becomes famous for it ….Richie smashes his car that he paid for and OMG he did what….Please people

  47. nokoolaidcowboy says: Feb 28, 2014 10:55 AM

    I knew it!!!

  48. realskipbayless says: Feb 28, 2014 10:56 AM

    This guy is anything but incognito

  49. billsfanaddict says: Feb 28, 2014 10:57 AM

    STEEEEEE-RIKE THREE … YOU’RE OUT! [of the league]

  50. bearshaterseverywhere says: Feb 28, 2014 10:57 AM

    Richie you’re bent, go away already.

  51. billsfanaddict says: Feb 28, 2014 10:59 AM

    too crazy and too volatile with exploits too well known making him way too much of a distraction who’s too likely to mess up again in some way

  52. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Feb 28, 2014 11:02 AM

    So he beats the crap out of the car with a bat and then donates it to charity?

    He had probably been uing the “serenity now” technique and finally snapped.

  53. souldogdave says: Feb 28, 2014 11:02 AM

    Passion,violence,lashing out… an offensive lineman! Bring that anger to the Dark side Ritchie, come West, to the Raiders!

  54. carlsbadboltfan says: Feb 28, 2014 11:03 AM

    Two words:
    Screw loose.

  55. buckybadger says: Feb 28, 2014 11:05 AM

    I remember when the story broke and so many people where quick to defend this nut bag. The truth will come out they said. I hope those people realize they where backing a psycho and this guy needs some serious help.

    You could have donated the car without bashing it, it keeps its value better if you don’t take bat to it.

  56. sb44champs says: Feb 28, 2014 11:05 AM

    Whichever charity he chooses would benefit if the Ferrari is actually FIXED

  57. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 28, 2014 11:06 AM

    Beggars can’t be choosy but I think the charity would prefer to have gotten the Ferrari without a bunch of dents in it.

  58. pastabelly says: Feb 28, 2014 11:06 AM

    Maybe he was watching Ferris Bueller and thought it was cool when Cameron went nuts on his old man’s car.

  59. pastabelly says: Feb 28, 2014 11:07 AM

    He needs his own cable tv show. Yup, I’ll watch.

  60. bradygirl12 says: Feb 28, 2014 11:08 AM

    Yeah,I know when I’m mad about something and need to vent,I pick one very expensive possession of mine and destroy it. Perfectly normal.

  61. doubleogator says: Feb 28, 2014 11:12 AM

    Dangerous, the next time he takes a bat to something it could be someone’s head…In dire need of therapy.

  62. slobberknocker says: Feb 28, 2014 11:12 AM

    Ritchie- You might want to attempt to perform the repairs on the car in your garage cause you’re gonna need a new career soon.

  63. clivus63 says: Feb 28, 2014 11:15 AM

    Incognito is my choice for the next CELEBRITY APPRENTICE!!!!

  64. chargerdillon says: Feb 28, 2014 11:16 AM

    I’m just saying…… if I were in the NFL, I’d want this guy on my side.

    You can act like this guy is some out of control maniac. But the reality is that probably describes the majority of the NFL.

    You need guys who ride that fine line of crazy. It’s part of the business.

    I don’t think anybody fears the Legion of Boom for their ability to read and write. You gotta have some crazy when it comes to the NFL. Jonathan Martin…not so much

  65. seatownballers says: Feb 28, 2014 11:20 AM

    Does any team want him now?

  66. singisking says: Feb 28, 2014 11:29 AM

    “Helping the brotherhood, whatever brotherhood that is”.

    Sort of like George Costanza’s Human fund? Money, for people..

  67. deflateddome says: Feb 28, 2014 11:30 AM

    Hello Mr Incognito..This is State farm Insurance. Due to the circumstances surrounding your recent claim we have decided to deny it

  68. 49erfan44 says: Feb 28, 2014 11:35 AM

    Raiders new right guard.

  69. finsphan says: Feb 28, 2014 11:37 AM

    i dont blame richie, i blame the voices in his head.

  70. vaphinfan says: Feb 28, 2014 11:38 AM

    Step 2: Check into a mental/emotional treatment center.
    Step 3: blame Martin for mental/emotional abuse
    Step 4: have league do a report
    Step 5: sue Martin

  71. classyjacklambert says: Feb 28, 2014 11:38 AM

    You could have vented on my Corolla and just given me the Ferrari…

  72. finsphan says: Feb 28, 2014 11:39 AM

    everyone quit acting like you have not broken playstation/xbox remote or two while playing madden or call of duty!!!!! you guys act like your a bunch of angels here, rich people vent the same as we do, just with more expensive stuff.

  73. qdog112 says: Feb 28, 2014 11:50 AM

    Hello Mr Incognito, this is Dave Gettleman of the Carolina Panthers …

  74. tformation says: Feb 28, 2014 11:50 AM

    More fodder for the “Richie is done” crowd.

    Come on, Rich. Pull it together, man.

  75. unclebluck says: Feb 28, 2014 11:51 AM

    Interesting that many of the posters here criticizing Iggy are the same ones that were defending him for weeks and all over Martin……..

  76. annapterp says: Feb 28, 2014 11:59 AM

    I absolutely love this guy! We need more Incognito. Put a camera crew on this guy and just follow him around. Hours of entertainment!!

  77. sb44champs says: Feb 28, 2014 12:02 PM

    Yeah, that could be the final straw for any team that may have been interested in signing him..

  78. thegonz13 says: Feb 28, 2014 12:15 PM

    Isn’t there, like, a cheaper way to vent than smashing a $300,000 Ferrari?

  79. keylimelight says: Feb 28, 2014 12:24 PM

    He must be emotionally cornered. For the first time in his life he’s experiencing actual consequences for his behavior. Consequences that he has been able to slip out of in the past.

    With his NFL future in question, he is unable to see a new direction. Must be scarey for him to have things out of his control.

  80. kevpft says: Feb 28, 2014 12:30 PM

    Might I suggest that next time he should run over the bat with the car? Back and forth as many times as it would take to get it out. Less regret afterward.

  81. thelastpieceofcheese says: Feb 28, 2014 12:32 PM

    Hey Rich,do you have imaginary teammates?

  82. bart15np says: Feb 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    I vent as well. I kicked the tire on my ’03 Malibu.

  83. freeigwebuike says: Feb 28, 2014 12:57 PM

    It’s his car, he can do whatever he wants to it. If that offends you, buy your own Ferrari and take nice care of it.

  84. ibangrocks4fun says: Feb 28, 2014 1:00 PM

    Hey where are all those people who sided with Incognito over Martin? Martin was the unstable one right? Incognito has bully written all over him.

  85. baddegg says: Feb 28, 2014 1:03 PM


  86. darkneptune73 says: Feb 28, 2014 1:16 PM

    Could you have punched your pillow, Incognito, or was that too easy for you?

  87. Frazier28/7 says: Feb 28, 2014 1:28 PM

    Next time be like Ace Ventura and beat up the mascott of the opposing team. Geez.

  88. shuttaman1990 says: Feb 28, 2014 1:36 PM

    Why everybody tripping?
    It’s his car?
    If he wants to vent by doing that instead of punching holes in walls thats cool.
    He’s selling or giving to to charity.
    Why are you people so jelly? I mean god damn!

  89. rufustfireflyjr says: Feb 28, 2014 2:12 PM

    He should have bought a clunker and then cut it in half with a hacksaw, like Jack “Hacksaw” Reynolds, the former Los Angeles Ram, did after losing a game in college some years ago.

    Then folks would have passed it off as typical football player psycho behavior, rather than cause for hospitalization.

  90. edithpiaf51 says: Feb 28, 2014 4:22 PM

    The guy has a temper and needs anger management. He is nuts.

  91. kev86 says: Feb 28, 2014 5:42 PM

    Roid rage research fund

  92. tendigitpoet says: Feb 28, 2014 7:15 PM

    He took a bat to his own property instead of venting on his family or friends. Seems like an easier choice to live with.

  93. critter69 says: Mar 1, 2014 2:23 AM

    How is insanity spelled?

    Maybe I-n-c-o-g-n-i-t-o?

  94. bubba703 says: Mar 1, 2014 7:38 AM

    If think he was angry while hitting his Ferrari with a baseball bat, just watch his reaction when sees the estimate to repair the damage he inflicted. What a fool.

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