Richie Incognito Believed Government Officials Were Tracking, Recording Him

Saturday, 26 May, 2018

He was not arrested but was taken into custody under Florida's Baker Act, which allows for involuntary psychiatric commitment for people seen as a danger to themselves or others.

Police were called when an apparently agitated Incognito allegedly threw tennis balls and other items at a Lifetime Fitness Center patron and employees, "skimmed" the patron's leg with a weighted sled and threw weights at the patron and into the swimming pool. Following the incident, Incognito was sent to involuntary psychiatric care by authorities.

Police were on the scene for nearly two hours, according to police department notes.

When police approached Incognito, he told them he was training when he felt like he was being watched.

Because of Incognito's "muscular frame", officers said they used two sets of handcuffs linked together and double locked them.

"I'm running NSA class level 3 documents through my phone", Incognito told Brown, saying he couldn't have anyone with Bluetooth capability near him.

Officers wrote that Incognito said he was involved with National Security Agency, but that he couldn't talk about it because they didn't have a high enough security clearance.

He said Incognito's hands were shaking and he would suddenly jump and move without warning. When told he could potentially be a danger to others, Incognito asked a woman in the nearby pool to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to the report.

The official police report states that officers determined Incognito's "actions were due to his paranoia that he was being followed, recorded and tracked by the government".

'I didn't know what was happening, and the next thing I know I'm getting nailed by a tennis ball, ' he said.

And when he said he wanted to come back, the Buffalo Bills released Incognito from the reserve/retired list making the 34 year old a free agent.

The 911 call leading up to the moments a former Buffalo Bill was taken into custody have been released. He earned Pro Bowl recognition in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

As Mark began to run around the area for his workout, he said Incognito began to repeatedly cut him off.

Incognito was suspended midway through the 2013 season and never played a down for the Dolphins again.