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Richie Incognito

Involuntary Psychiatric Hold

2/28/2014 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0228_incognito_gettyRichie Incognito is being held on an involuntary psychiatric hold ... but HE was the one who initially wanted to get help ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Sources tell us ... Richie was hanging out with a friend last night -- when they started drinking and talking about all of the drama in Richie's life ... including why he smashed up his Ferrari with a baseball bat. Sources tell us ... Richie has been on the verge of a breakdown from all of the stress connected to the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal AND his parents' divorce. We're told Richie was aware of his situation -- and was wrestling with the idea of seeking psychiatric help for a while ... but was scared because of the frightening "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" imagery connected to a psych ward. We're told Richie got very emotional during the conversation with his friend Thursday night ... and eventually both men decided Incognito should seek immediate psychological help. Problem was ... our sources tell us they realized they were too drunk to drive -- so they called police to ask for a ride to the psychiatric facility. Our sources tell us Richie initially checked himself in to the facility ... but shortly after he arrived, he freaked out and wanted to leave. That's when multiple people sprang into action and secured an involuntary commitment order. The involuntary commitment is on a ticking clock ... and it's unclear if his family will move to get a conservatorship after the involuntary commitment runs its course.

Sources tell us ... Richie was hanging out with a friend last night -- when they started drinking and talking about all of the drama in Richie's life ... including why he smashed up his Ferrari with a baseball bat. 

Sources tell us ... Richie has been on the verge of a breakdown from all of the stress connected to the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal AND his parents' divorce. 

We're told Richie was aware of his situation -- and was wrestling with the idea of seeking psychiatric help for a while ... but was scared because of the frightening "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" imagery connected to a psych ward. 

We're told Richie got very emotional during the conversation with his friend Thursday night ... and eventually both men decided Incognito should seek immediate psychological help. 

Problem was ... our sources tell us they realized they were too drunk to drive -- so they called police to ask for a ride to the psychiatric facility. 

Our sources tell us Richie initially checked himself in to the facility ... but shortly after he arrived, he freaked out and wanted to leave. 

That's when multiple people sprang into action and secured an involuntary commitment order. 

The involuntary commitment is on a ticking clock ... and it's unclear if his family will move to get a conservatorship after the involuntary commitment runs its course. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Coo coo

206 days ago
2.

K-man    

Man, he's got a huge head!

206 days ago
3.

Canadasux    

So far, I'm not a fan of RI. But, this one dumb, drunken decision to be commited may cost him everything at the hands of the shrinks. 'So sad.

206 days ago
4.

Livvie     

So? Why don't you get the whole story and post everything when you get it together instead of these stupid little sentences?

206 days ago
5.

drew    

awww poor little fat face baby. suck it up pansy

206 days ago
6.

Bama    

Aww is the big bad bully sad?? If he would come on out of the closet things would be easier for him.

206 days ago
7.

pj    

He ain't got a job and he bought expensive car. Home depot hiring he'll just need to downgrade a little. He'll be Aight . The dude he bullied has a good education he should do great in life.

206 days ago
8.

Patrick Prophylactic    

He said the N word. Death Sentence!!!

206 days ago
9.

kitten roulaine    

He doesn't need psychiatric help, he need's to be tormented, taunted, belittled, and bullied constantly just as he did to many others. He was quite aware of the behavior he engaged in...no excuses.

206 days ago
10.

Unbroken Chain    

This is a lie by TNZ. Iive in south Florida. He voluntarily went in to save his career. See the sun-sentinel who just posted the article. They are a REAL news source

206 days ago
11.

TuxThePenguin    

you know it's getting bad when a freakin' spammer has a longer story than YOURS, TMZ...

206 days ago
12.

manbearpig    

this is a sham. nothing but an attempt to get out trouble for who he is.
a sham.

206 days ago
13.

Melissa    

OMG I just got a call from you guys at my work about him. Thank you for letting me talk to my irish boy Peter. Still in awe!!!!!

206 days ago
14.

Goldie24    

I hope he gets the help he needs.

206 days ago
15.

CC    

i went to high school with him.. was a jerk then as well ..

206 days ago
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