Richie Incognito told police he’s involved with the NSA, being tracked by government

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Disturbing new details have emerged about free agent Richie Incognito, who was placed in a psychiatric treatment facility after he threw things at patrons and employees of a gym on Wednesday.

Police in Boca Raton, Florida, say they responded to a 911 call at the gym to find Incognito claiming he was involved with National Security Agency, and saying that the government is tracking him.

Officers said Incognito told them he couldn’t give them details because they didn’t have the proper security clearance.

Incognito sought treatment for mental health issues four years ago. This offseason he has appeared to be erratic, retiring and un-retiring, agreeing to a contract with the Bills and then firing his agent and saying he wanted out of the contract. The Bills released him this week, so he is free to sign with any team, but it is unclear whether he will play again.

Incognito is best known for his involvement in the bullying scandal on the Dolphins, when former teammate Jonathan Martin accused Incognito of verbally harassing him to the point that Martin felt suicidal. Martin was also checked in to a mental health facility this offseason after he made an allusion to a school shooting on social media.

131 responses to “Richie Incognito told police he’s involved with the NSA, being tracked by government

  1. Oh boy, at first I laughed at the Karma coming down on him for stiffing the Bills, but this could end up as a tragic CTE story…or another serious mental health issue.

  2. An agitated Incognito told officers that he had taken the supplement “Shroom Tech” as he explained what led to the incident:

    “There’s a guy walking around with head phones on,” Incognito said. “I’m running NSA class level 3 documents through my phone. I can’t have anybody (with) bluetooth capability … taking pictures of me.”

    Wow

  3. NASA approached me to be involved in a top-secret mission.

    I turned them down.

  4. Yeah, I know it’s true because I monitored his NSA communications from the alien spaceship that abducted me a year ago.

  5. It’s a shame this guy is going off the deep end again. It seemed like he kind of got his life back on track in buffalo with 3 straight successful years playing football. But I guess that was all just a facade. He’s been this way ever since.

  6. I hope he was just on some drug and will learn his lesson…..otherwise he needs a mental hospital asap.

  7. I mean, given what Snowden revealed about the NSA’s domestic spying program under President Obama he might actually be right.

  8. So he threw things AND patrons and employees? Whoah! Strong guy. Instead of banning my comments like all of those celebrating the new NFL Anthem policy from yesterday, why doesn’t Florio pay me to edit the sometimes embarrassingly assembled sentences in this blog? Don’t hate the educated, use them to your advantage Florio…

  9. Mental health is nothing to joke about. As upset as I am with Ritchie over his bullying, I sincerely hope he get the help he clearly needs.

  10. I don’t care if he was throwing gym staff in the pool lol. The Vikings need a tough lineman.

  11. Its a sad state not only for Richie, but where was the NFL on this one? No doubt he has had prior issues and one doesn’t have to be totally in the dark to think that roids haven’t contributed some part to this disaster. What about the black widow in Buffalo? Did they release a problem or try to help him? What about the all mighty NFL? Help or could care less? Please see concussion issues as well.

  12. Incognito & Martin both mentally unstable and causing a bullying scandal… where was Titus Young during all this?

  13. Hopefully he doesn’t run up the wrong person, things may get really ugly.

  14. As crazy as he is, Richie Incognito is still a Pro Bowl guard. One of the best in the league.

    A team like the Vikings could really use him. Our best lineman had a grade of 45 last year (Poor).

  15. Why is this info released. Seems like a HIPPA violation. Mental health is cover under HIPPA and should not be shared with the public. Statements made by a mentally ill person is the same as sharing the specifics of a physical injury without approval. Seems regardless the source, media should be found liable releasing this Information. Case in point, JPP health records.

  16. Like about twenty years of banging heads how surprising the train is off the tracks..

  17. There are effective medications to control delusions and other psychoses. Apparently Incognito forgot to take his.

  18. Hopefully he is going to be okay mentally. Sounds like he may be having mental health issues

  19. Not sure why they needed to check him in for a psych evaluation.
    All they had to do was bring him to the nearest trump rally and drop him off, he’d blend right in.

  20. Mental illness. It’s more common than you think. Classic paranoid schizophrenic behavior. Just because he’s a football player doesn’t mean it’s CTE.

  21. Thank god he didnt have a legal in the usa semi auto in his bear like paws huh ?

  22. I got news for you, Richie. The NSA is tracking all of us. Lol. But seriously, a couple of weeks ago I had a feeling that Incognito was headed into Barrett Robbins territory. He hasn’t had to be taken down by cops clad in riot gear yet, but he’s obviously cracking up.

  23. Sounds like the kind of guy the Rump and the NRA are looking for. He’s rich enough to buy 3 or 4 automatic weapons

  24. You know? This could have went very, very badly. Whatever it was that triggered this, something kept him somewhat grounded. The tweets with Buffalo was weird enough.

  25. BS—trying to cover up what he really is and has been all along, NFL-supported trash;

    now he has ‘mental problems’ because he doesn’t have a national audience to support his racist bullying?

    so he’s strong as a bull—bulls get their extremities cut off every day;

    one day he’ll charge the wrong person he perceives he can bully and all his ‘mental problems’ will be solved in the only manner he understands;

  26. olfenite says:
    May 24, 2018 at 4:26 pm
    I would say it sounds like a case of CTE, but my uncle who has never played football talks the same way.

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    Mine too! Two uncles and an Aunt, to be more precise.

  27. Sounds like one of Trump’s and Alex Jones’ bogus deep state conspiracy theories.

  28. First of all, all players who have been living in Buffalo for 3 consecutive years who are not indigenous to the area should be treated for sensory nerve deprivation. Synptoms include hallucinations, delusions of grandeur, and heightened appetite.

  29. The guy definitely has some psychological issues…… let’s hope the right medication can help him get & keep his demons under wraps…..
    I just hope it’s nothing so bad that there is nothing that can be done to reverse/bring it under control……
    sounds pretty bad!!!

  30. John Martin has to be at least partially guilty for this guy’s issues. He tried to ruin his career and name with the “bullying” case. Turns out Martin is just a sick human and now Richie has to pay the price.

  31. Ok, I get it, the posts on this story are having a little fun at Richie’s expense. But mental illness can destroy a life if left untreated. You don’t need to look any further than the Twin Cities where delusion has been left untreated for over a decade and now the fans are thinking they are about to win a Superbowl.

    When reality hits, its really going to hurt.

  32. Maybe this would have been a story best-left not covered. Hopefully the guy gets some help if that’s what he needs.

  33. Considering the Obama NSA recorded ALL YOUR emails and cell calls in addition to those of allied world leaders, maybe this crazy guy is not so crazy after all.

  34. There is nothing remotely humorous about this. Anyone who thinks Incognito’s behavior is fodder for some cheap laughs has a few issues of their own.

  35. I think “things” have been following Incognito around LONG before he joined the NFL!
    I mean its possible this goes WAY beyond CTE injuries, possibly he’s suffered from a
    mental disorder his whole life?
    I not piling on him, I felt bad the way he was treated by the NFL & the media over the Johnathan Martin fiasco, but maybe he ALWAYS had an issue!

  36. Damn, Richie chiiiiill, they’re tracking all of us bruh, don’t see the rest of us out here flipping out and blanking. Okay, well not ALL of us anyways.

    Point is…Go off the grid, not off the reservation.

    You’re not an agent or subject of an investigation.

    Okay homie, now you see you’re just a patient.

    Another one of them CTE, painkiller, alcohol, and juicing headcases.

    With any luck, you’ll wake up and they’ll give you the good drugs you need to offset the damage you’re now facin’

    …through all the unintended consequences and manifestations.

    And btw, nobody cries when afflictions infect the heart & mind of a perceived racist.

    You were already plenty dead inside in their mind’s eye, so you’re where oxygen is wasted.

    Take care, and heal up, prove the public wrong and make the best out of a bad situation.

    #GBR

  37. Sad to see someone sink in insanity, he is also a good example of someone who should not have access to firearms.
    Peace.

  38. Mental Health problems from the get go. I cannot think of a team from College to now the Bills, maybe fifteen to twenty years, where he did not end up in some major departure drama.

    If it is CTE, it began to exhibit when he was cut by Nebraska in 2004.

    Undeniable talent and force on the field that generated millions in pay. But. None of that addressed the deep problems.

  39. I call BS on the police statement. I’ve dealt with police and when ever I have talked to them they have changed and twisted words I had said less than 15 seconds after I said them and have tried to changed me from the victim to the suspect. BS and bad form

  40. roarrestored753 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 4:17 pm
    Why is this info released. Seems like a HIPPA violation. Mental health is cover under HIPPA and should not be shared with the public. Statements made by a mentally ill person is the same as sharing the specifics of a physical injury without approval. Seems regardless the source, media should be found liable releasing this Information. Case in point, JPP health records.

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    Not a HIPPA violation. No hospital/facility records were released. What was released was what he said to a police officer not a Doctor or a mental health professional. The Police can choose to release or not release info regarding arrests. Usually you don’t release any info but for whatever reason, they did.

    Plus, he might have been on a drug. While the use of the drug might be the result of an underlying mental health issue, the act was criminal (thus arrested, thus his comments) and the ensuing charges will be determined by his mental health and or use of drugs (whichever apply). Not even remotely a HIPPA violation.

  41. Apparently, he made some frightening statement to authorities and the NSA sent someone to investigate. The agent contacted him directly and said ” Sir, Im going to need to see some identification” The response, in whispered tones – “I cant give you any ID, cause you know… I’m Incognito”

  42. mediasloppy says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:51 pm
    Get this guy help and to my fellow Vikings fan wanting him to sign here slap yourself in the back of the head.
    —————————————————————

    Did you forget that our best guard is Nick Easton? Sure, he went to Harvard. Great guy. But he can’t block anybody lol.

    That’s his only job and Richie Incognito is much better at it than him. He is a stupid bully but he’s an elite guard.

    The numbers don’t lie. He graded as the #7 rated guard in the league last year. The #2 rated guard in 2016.

    I’m sorry but what are we doing here? If I’m building a football team, I want that guy on my offensive line.

    Especially when we have a proven disciplinarian at head coach. Mike Zimmer could provide structure for him.

  43. For those of you who were against the concussion settlement this is how it usually starts and will probably get worse over time. Pray that he gets the help he needs before he tries to hurt himself.

  44. The micro chip belichick implanted in his buttocks to bug the bills locker room is malfunctioning

  45. So when his doctors told him to retire they were clearly advising correctly. He’s probably off needed medication and so his behavior is erratic but he was clearly telling the truth. Any knocks to the head could create further problems making his situation way worse. I know someone who refused to stay on much needed medication. Was so incredible while taking it. When not, it was let’s say very unpleasant. Now self medicated and lost everything good in his life but doesn’t even know it.

  46. With him and Zay Jones with the mental breakdowns I would ask what’s in the water in Buffalo, but then again I’ve been drinking that same water my whole life…

  47. firerogergoodell says:
    May 24, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    mediasloppy says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:51 pm
    Get this guy help and to my fellow Vikings fan wanting him to sign here slap yourself in the back of the head.
    —————————————————————

    Did you forget that our best guard is Nick Easton? Sure, he went to Harvard. Great guy. But he can’t block anybody lol.

    That’s his only job and Richie Incognito is much better at it than him. He is a stupid bully but he’s an elite guard.

    The numbers don’t lie. He graded as the #7 rated guard in the league last year. The #2 rated guard in 2016.

    I’m sorry but what are we doing here? If I’m building a football team, I want that guy on my offensive line.

    Especially when we have a proven disciplinarian at head coach. Mike Zimmer could provide structure for him.
    —————–
    Tell you what. We can sign him once our o-line has broken down with a bunch of injuries like last year. Otherwise, I want nothing to do with this guy, because although I think he needs mental health the media in Minnesota will cause a ton of friction. Minnesota might be someplace in outer space to some people, but the media is as critical here as any big place like New York…

  48. tylawspick6 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 4:16 pm
    I bet he believes Goodell’s slandering and defamation of the Pats with faux scandals, too.

    Can’t be made up. Just can’t.
    ———————————————————————

    I think it’s time to find a new act. This one is getting PRETTY tired.

    But at least you didn’t say “MY Patriots”. I guess that’s a start.

  49. Wonder if CTE can be checked while alive? And treated? As much as i dont like what supposedly went down in Miami i dont know the truth and this is sad.

  50. So he threw things AND patrons and employees? Whoah! Strong guy. Instead of banning my comments like all of those celebrating the new NFL Anthem policy from yesterday, why doesn’t Florio pay me to edit the sometimes embarrassingly assembled sentences in this blog? Don’t hate the educated, use them to your advantage Florio…

    ————————————————————————————

    Maybe but I don’t know that you’d have all day to write comments if you finally got a job…

  51. placed in a psychiatric treatment facility after he threw things and patrons and employees of a gym on Wednesday.”

    Typical grammar error here, but given the story and who it is I wouldn’t be surprised if he really was throwing patrons and employees either.

  52. I say this with nothing but respect for him as a human being obviously dealing with either CTE or straight up mental issues…he will be dead within 10 years

  53. A lot of jokes about a pretty serious and sad issue. Yes, tin-foil-hat-paranoia is kinda funny and makes us all feel like we are “normal” in comparison. He’s got a serious screw loose though and the mitigating factors, (agent, team/league and accompanying support staff) are all gone from his life now. Without help, this can only end in tragedy.

    And shame on those of you who would say we don’t have a gun problem in our country, but a mental health problem…to come here and make fun of an individual with mental health problems just demonstrates how morally and intellectually bankrupt you are.

  54. “As crazy as he is, Richie Incognito is still a Pro Bowl guard. One of the best in the league.”

    Still? I don’t know about that.

  55. “digitalsasquatch says:
    May 25, 2018 at 10:07 am
    So many amateur diagnosticians. SMH”

    That comment makes you look foolish.

  56. “Just shocking that Richie is a Trump supporter” said no one ever! lmao

    He seems to typify many of Trump’s most die hard, ardent supporters.

    Racist. Sexist. Thinks he knows all about secret government agencies and their misdeeds because he read some conspiracy theory nonsense on some fake news internet site. lol

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