While it has been easy to make Richie Incognito a punch line for things like smashing his own car, it’s as clear that there are real issues lying underneath the shock value.
As such, he’s getting some help.
According to Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network, Incognito has “accepted professional help in the wake of severe mental stress,” and is being treated at a facility in Arizona.
Incognito’s behavior has never been what is generally described as “normal,” and his treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin, swinging from protective big brother to bully, only adds to that impression.
Hopefully, he gets the help he needs to become a well-adjusted member of society, beyond any football implications.