Richie Incognito is having a tough time transition away from the game of football.
After his weird ending with the Buffalo Bills, Incognito has been in the headlines for multiple run-ins with the law & increasingly erratic on his Twitter page. Sadly, his father passed away recently, which would devastate anyone.
However, his latest arrest at his father’s funeral home begs many questions. Just what is going on with the former head-banging offensive lineman?
TMZ has the weird details:
Richie Incognito was violent, incoherent and emotional before he was arrested at a funeral home in Arizona — with one witness saying the NFL lineman asked the staff to “cut his dad’s head off for research purposes.”
It’s all in the police report released by Scottsdale PD in which at least one mortuary staffer told cops he “thought Incognito was going to kill him.”
Richie arrived to Messinger Mortuary on Monday after his father passed away. One staffer told police the family had advised him that Richie would not be allowed to attend the funeral because he’d been “acting erratically.”
When staff confronted Richie, he began “punching caskets and throwing things
According to the worker, Incognito then claimed he had weapons in his car & was going to get them. At that point, police believed they were dealing with an armed suspect (which they were), approached the situation with guns drawn & arrested Incognito.
Officers say Incognito’s mood was all over the place from happy to angry & he was extremely erratic. A search of his truck revealed a cache of weapons including 3 rifles, 2 handguns, & silencers.
He spent the night in jail & was released to his family the next day.
Richie Incognito needs help, yes. However, we need to look into WHY SOMEONE WHO IS GOING AROUND DOING THINGS LIKE THIS CAN LEGALLY RIDE AROUND WITH THESE KINDS OF WEAPONS? It absolutely blows my mind that we know Incognito is, at the very least, dealing with mental & anger issues & he’s able to keep all these guns on his person. To me, this is asking for a tragedy. All these things we’ve seen in the past (& present) are just details of what is reported in public. Imagine what’s not public knowledge.
People around him shouldn’t feel safe with him having ready access to these kinds of weapons, but of course nothing will be done & we’ll likely have many more tragedies before all of congress wakes up.
This is only one example.