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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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16.

Patrick     

I hope the guy kills himself or his family. Get rid of the rubbish. It looks the meathead can't handle the pressure.

176 days ago
17.

Truth    

WILL HE KILL HIMSELF? QUICK, SOME1 GIVE THE DUDE A COLT 45 BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. #TRUTH!!

176 days ago
18.

Dave    

So he can dish it out but he can't take it? Boohoo.

176 days ago
19.

BigSamStewart    

Great story. Very well written and researched.

176 days ago
20.

boo boo    

Where exactly are the exclusive details this "article" promises? Also, how come every picture of Dude looks like he just ate a dick?

176 days ago
21.

commonsense    

so he dished out all the drame and not he can't take it when it turns on him? What a cowardous bully

176 days ago
22.

pgina1974    

To those of you telling him to kill himself, you are showing yourself as horrible people. Whatever happened to hoping someone gets help and changes their point-of-view or improves their life? Everyone can grow and change and until we start encouraging that, the world will continue to flounder.

176 days ago
23.

Dobbins    

The "Chris Brown" defense?

176 days ago
24.

nukeeseballipari    

Cool story bro

176 days ago
25.

PoorLilBitchGirl    

The thing is- NONE of us know the true story. None of us were there and none of us know everything that happened. Still, from one human to another, we should still extend our best wishes and empathy to this man and everyone else involved in this situation. It's just basic human decency to care for each other. If the world mindset is anywhere close to the people commenting on this page, It really makes me sad

176 days ago
26.

Passthepeas    

Bye bye, Richie.

176 days ago
27.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

I have completed my diagnosis of this guy: fat, stupid, bi-curious, pathetic....

176 days ago
28.

JerseyJeff    

Roid rage!

176 days ago
29.

don    

Sometimes coming out is a bit of a challenge. We're with you Richie.

176 days ago
30.

bernergirl    

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy! (please pick up my sarcasm)

176 days ago
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