Richie Incognito arrested after allegedly threatening employees at funeral home
Richie Incognito has had a number of issues in his personal life over the past several months, and the free agent offensive lineman was once again arrested on Monday.
TMZ reports that Incognito was taken into custody after he allegedly lost his temper and began threatening employees of a funeral home in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 35-year-old was at the funeral home making arrangements following the death of his father, who passed away over the weekend.
According to the report, police were called to the scene to deal with an “out of control” Incognito, who allegedly told people he had guns in his car and threatened to use them. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk was told by a source that Incognito made a gun gesture toward one of the employees. The source also said that police found weapons in Incognito’s truck and confiscated them.
Incognito revealed on Twitter Sunday morning that his father had died.
08/18/18 I regret to inform you that my father ARMY AIRBORNE RANGER RICHARD DOMINICK DEJASA HAS PASSED Keep “my family” in your prayers
— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) August 19, 2018
Incognito essentially forced the Buffalo Bills to release him this offseason, and he has expressed a desire to play in 2018. However, teams have stayed away in the wake of him being arrested over an altercation with a man at a gym back in May. Incognito reportedly told police after that incident that he believes he is being tracked by government officials. He was later sent for an involuntary psychiatric evaluation.
Incognito, of course, was at the center of the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal a few years back. That situation found its way back into the news earlier this offseason when Martin was arrested for threatening Incognito and others in a disturbing social media post. A previous report from TMZ claimed Incognito’s friends have been concerned about his mental health and want him to get help.