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Richie Incognito

Admitted to Psychiatric Care Center

Family, Friends Concerned

2/28/2014 8:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Richie Incognito was admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona late Thursday night ... TMZ Sportshas learned.



Our sources tell us ... Incognito did not voluntarily admit himself and the Scottsdale PD filled out a petition to have Incognito admitted to the facility. 

Scottsdale PD will not comment on the situation due to HIPAA laws (patient privacy rights). 

We're told ... standard operating procedure is that the PD petition requires a detailed description of at least two incidents that show psychiatric instability, however Scottsdale PD has not confirmed this is the case with Incognito. 

We already know Incognito admitted taking a baseball bat to his own Ferrari -- unclear if that incident was listed on the petition. 

Sources connected to the situation tell us ... Incognito didn't resist ... and acknowledges that he needs help dealing with all of the drama in his life. 

Besides being the focus of a 5 month NFL investigation where he's accused of bullying Jonathan Martin, Incognito's parents are also in the middle of a divorce

We're told Incognito is being held at the facility until a bed opens up at a nearby hospital ... where he can undergo an evaluation by a mental health professional. 

We spoke to several people close to Incognito who tell us they've been very concerned about Richie in recent days and were hoping he would get help. 

Story developing ... 

Our sources tell us ... Incognito did not voluntarily admit himself and the Scottsdale PD filled out a petition to have Incognito admitted to the facility. 

Scottsdale PD will not comment on the situation due to HIPAA laws (patient privacy rights). 

We're told ... standard operating procedure is that the PD petition requires a detailed description of at least two incidents that show psychiatric instability, however Scottsdale PD has not confirmed this is the case with Incognito. 

We already know Incognito admitted taking a baseball bat to his own Ferrari -- unclear if that incident was listed on the petition. 

Sources connected to the situation tell us ... Incognito didn't resist ... and acknowledges that he needs help dealing with all of the drama in his life. 

Besides being the focus of a 5 month NFL investigation where he's accused of bullying Jonathan Martin, Incognito's parents are also in the middle of a divorce

We're told Incognito is being held at the facility until a bed opens up at a nearby hospital ... where he can undergo an evaluation by a mental health professional. 

We spoke to several people close to Incognito who tell us they've been very concerned about Richie in recent days and were hoping he would get help. 

Story developing ... For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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1.

j    

Big old white boys can have problems too...

199 days ago
2.

redder    

He's racist kind of like tmz! those people up there I truely feel sorry for maybe that fukashima radiation caught up to them down there!
Try and stay off the fluoride and GMO's tmz
actually I take that back stay on the gmo's and fluoride so yall can die slow

199 days ago
3.

I-See-Dumb-People    

This is what happens to a bully when they get exposed for what they are. As soon as he's done throwing his tantrum as a last-ditch effort to continue intimidating people, he'll be fine.

199 days ago
4.

Kelly    

What goes around comes around. That's what you get for being a bullying d-bag.

199 days ago
5.

Teresa andrews    

The ugliness of these posts is unbelievable. I am no Incognito fan, but encouraging somebody to kill themself is evil.

199 days ago
6.

Jason     

I live on the SAME STREET as Richie's Father.. He is a very nice, great guy. He has said that Richie has kept it together thanks to his Mother and fathers relationship. I wish the best for him and his family. He is not the A Hole everyone makes him out to be

199 days ago
7.

Eddie    

He just needs to lay off those steroids and he'll be fine.

199 days ago
8.

meme    

Steroids and other drugs.

199 days ago
9.

Conservatives are Cowards    

I wonder how all this guy's fans will rationalize their big, tough-guy hero throwing a temper tantrum and ending up in a mental hospital. If Martin seeking help for his problems was proof that he wasn't "man enough" to deal with his own problems, what does it say when a guy has to be literally dragged, kicking and screaming like a child, to get help for HIS problems?

199 days ago
10.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Whatever

199 days ago
11.

News Flash     

Do you think the N- Word ban caused this?

199 days ago
12.

News Flash     

With the N- Word ban in the NFL no one will ever score, unless they're penalized so much it pushes them into the opponents end zone. Football just interesting with the N ban and gays. Straight white men are loving this.

199 days ago
13.

Lakeviewboy    

Can they cure racism in the hospital too? Is there a pill he can take for that?

199 days ago
14.

Livvie     

Douchebag is a psychiatric issue now?

199 days ago
15.

News Flash     

That's all TMZ has? If it were a woman example; Amanda Bynes you guys would have the full run down, signed, sealed, delivered before dawn.

199 days ago
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