Four-time Pro Bowl guard Richie Incognito was placed in a psychiatric hold Wednesday after telling police he was being "tracked by the government."
Incognito, who was released on Monday by the Buffalo Bills, threw a weight and a tennis ball at another patron in a gym in Boca Raton, Fla., the Miami Herald reported.
The 34-year-old Incognito, who said during the offseason that he planned to retire, told Boca Raton police that he was working for the National Security Agency and suspected he was being watched.
"There's a guy walking around with head phones on," said Incognito, according to the police report. "I'm running NSA class level 3 documents through my phone. I can't have anybody in blue tooth capability of me or taking pictures of me."
Incognito told investigators that he had taken "Shroom Tech," an over-the-counter supplement, but said he couldn't disclose details of his job because the police did not have the necessary clearance.
"Incognito was suffering from an altered, paranoid state and believed ordinary citizens were government officials that were tracking him and recording him," according to the police report.
Police took Incognito into custody and placed him in a psychiatric hold under the state's Baker Act, but he was not arrested because investigators could not prove he intentionally meant to harm anyone.
The veteran offensive lineman signed a contract with the Bills in March, but shortly after he told reporters he intended on retiring, Buffalo placed him on the reserve/retired list. Incognito cited health issues with his liver and kidneys as his reason for wanting to retire.
On April 14, he wrote on Twitter that he wanted the Bills to release him.
"Please release me from my contract," Incognito wrote. "Contact Athletes First for further updates. Thank you for your service."
Athletes First is the agency Incognito fired more than a week before making his intentions known that he was retiring.
By getting his release, Incognito can keep the $1 million roster bonus he agreed to on March 15. He saw his base salary reduced from $6.325 million to $3.65 million in the new deal.
Incognito has made the Pro Bowl on four occasions, including the past three seasons while in Buffalo.