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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!
61 COMMENTS

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31.

acl1967    

i would never defend richies comments or actions.wishing anyone would harm or kill themselves puts you on the same level as being a hateful,harmfull human being.these coments are just as harmfull.not a great attitude if we want the world to be a better place

246 days ago
32.

ScottDixon    

I have actually met him! He is one of the nicest and most down to earth people you could meet! He was overly nice to my entire family and small kids! Don't believe this crazyness!

246 days ago
33.

Vote2012    

Oink oink moo moo this guy needs a brain transplant . I think he has been knocked too many times in the head.

246 days ago
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