SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- After admitting that he had smashed up his own Ferrari, Richie Incognito was admitted into a psychiatric care unit in Arizona late Thursday night.
The Scottsdale police department filled out the paperwork to have Incognito admitted to the facility and he did not go voluntarily, according to TMZ Sports.
In addition to the Ferrari incident, Incognito is accused of bullying former Miami Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin, and his parents are getting divorced.
Incognito is currently being treated at a facility in Arizona after what has been some very stressful times for him & those closest to him.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) February 28, 2014
Before he was admitted, Richie Incognito spoke with KSAZ about what had happened with his Ferrari. "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 told the station.
Incognito has spent the last several weeks in a variety of emotional states, which has led those closest to him to steer him toward help.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) February 28, 2014
He went on to touch on the bullying allegations.
"When things went down it was just unfortunate. Me and my dad, my mom, my brother, Jonathan Martin, the Dolphins, Stephen Ross, you we're all brothers and sisters I think we all understand that its just time to move on. You know 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. We're here to motivate each other that's something my dad instilled in me a long time ago he's from a military background so we have some odd ways of training."
Incognito reportedly has a history of mental health issues.
There’s oft-forgotten layer to this complicated Dolphins story: Richie Incognito also has long dealt with his own mental-health challenges.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) February 28, 2014
"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 said.
During a recent talk with Incognito, he used one phrase more often than any other: “I’m a football player. I just want to play football.”— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) February 28, 2014