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Richie Incognito Claimed to Be NSA Agent ... Cops Say

5/24/2018 11:19 AM PDT
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Richie Incognito was suffering an "altered, paranoid state" when confronted by police at a Florida gym ... "and believed ordinary citizens were government officials that were tracking him."

That's just one part of the disturbing police report describing the bizarre events at Lifetime Fitness in Boca Raton, Florida on May 23. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... cops were called to the gym when another patron said the NFL lineman snapped and attacked him with a dumbbell

When cops arrived, they asked Incognito what was going on and his answer was troubling.

"There's a guy walking around with headphones on," Incognito said ... "I'm running NSA class level 3 documents through my phone. I can't have anybody in blue tooth capability of me or taking pictures of me."

The officer says he asked Incognito why the government was trying to watch him and Richie told the cop he didn't have high enough clearance. 

When pressed by officers, Incognito told a nearby woman to call the FBI. 

Cops ultimately decided to detain Incognito for an involuntary psychiatric hold -- but, due to his large frame, they decided to cuff him in two sets of handcuffs linked together. 

He was transported to a nearby mental health facility for evaluation. 

As we previously reported, several people close to Richie are concerned for his well-being -- including the gym attack victim -- and they all want him to get the help he needs.

NFL's Terrance Williams The Wrecked Lambo ... Photos & Video

5/24/2018 9:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

12:30 PM PT -- We talked to Williams' attorney Chip Lewis who tells us his client was as truthful as possible when he issued a statement following the crash where he denied hitting the light pole.

Lewis says Williams closed his eyes as he braced for impact when he veered off the road. Lewis says it is possible that Williams hit the light pole -- however, Terrance doesn't recall that part of the crash.

In addition, Lewis says that Williams hit his head during the crash ... and that could account for some memory issues. Lewis plans to send Williams to a neurological doctor.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams appeared to be a drunken mess when cops found him after his Lamborghini crash ... and now TMZ Sports has the videos and the photos.  

The Frisco PD says the responded the crash scene around 4:40 AM on May 19th -- and saw a blue 2017 Lambo Huracan smashed next to a light pole with no driver inside. 

Cops say they found Williams a short distance away ... who appeared WASTED drunk while riding an electric bicycle.

In fact, cops say they watched him falling over the bike -- and it's on video. 

When cops were grilling Williams about the accident, he said he wasn't the driver, according to the police report ... and blamed the crash on an "idiot" friend Kendall Wright. 

According to the police report, Terrance said Kendall left the crash scene and went to a club -- but called Terrance to let him know where to find the car. 

Cops didn't believe Terrance ... because Williams' cell phone was actually inside the Lambo. 

Plus, cops say they found the key to the vehicle in Terrance's pocket when they searched him. 

Terrance later released a statement saying he did NOT hit a light pole -- and only crashed after swerving to avoid a driver in front of him who had slammed on the brakes. Williams didn't say what he hit, only saying he hopped the curb. 

But, the photos show the Lambo right next to a downed light pole ... with obvious damage to the front left side of the car. 

Donald Trump Players Who Don't Stand Don't Belong In America!

5/24/2018 5:56 AM PDT
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Donald Trump fully supports the new NFL policy on the national anthem -- he says players who don't stand should maybe "not be in the country."

The President spoke with "FOX & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade -- saying, "You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn't be playing. You shouldn't be there."

He added. "Maybe you shouldn't be in the country."

There's one part of the new policy Trump didn't like -- the option players have to stay in the locker room.

"I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms. But still I think it's good."

Of course, Trump has been railing for a while against players who demonstrate during the anthem -- and wanted NFL owners to fire Colin Kaepernick for starting the movement

By the way, Donald Trump has bragged how much he opposed the Vietnam War -- the method of protest back then was burning the flag. 

Common NFL Anthem Policy Is Un-American

5/24/2018 6:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Common says the new NFL anthem policy is robbing players of their freedom of speech -- and that's not what this country is supposed to be about. 

"I just think ... telling people what they should do during a ceremony is not really what the country is based on," Common told us while out in Bev Hills. 

"Freedom of speech, freedom to be who you are ... This country is supposed to be about us being independent and being able to be who we are. Especially in a ceremony where people aren't trying to disrespect anything."

Common says Colin Kaepernick's intent with his demonstration wasn't to disrespect the flag or the military -- but rather put a spotlight on racial injustice, specifically the wave of black people being killed by police.  

But at the end of the day, Common says the NFL is a business and the kneeling was hurting the bottom line ... so the NFL made a business move. 

Richie Incognito Video Shows NFL Star In Cuffs

5/24/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports obtained video showing Richie Incognito being detained outside of a gym in Boca Raton, Florida ... and you can clearly see police handcuffed the NFL star before taking him away. 

We broke the story ... cops were called to Life Time Gym early Wednesday morning after he allegedly threw a dumbbell at another gym patron. He was taken into custody and placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold. 

Sources tell us ... Incognito had been acting bizarrely at the gym the previous day -- but his behavior hadn't turned violent. 

We spoke with several people close to Incognito who tell us they've been concerned about the NFL lineman for months ... and have been trying to help him -- to no avail. 

Everyone we spoke with had the same message -- including the victim in the gym incident -- they all want Richie to get help. 

NFL's Reuben Foster Dom. Violence Case Dropped ... After GF Denies Attack

5/23/2018 4:16 PM PDT
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A judge has officially dropped the felony domestic violence case against 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster after his ex-girlfriend told the court she lied about a violent attack back in February. 

Foster was arrested on Feb. 11 after officials say he punched the woman in the face 8 to 10 times causing serious injuries including a ruptured eardrum.

But, the woman completely changed her story when she testified in court last month ... claiming she made the whole thing up because he was going to dump her and she was pissed. 

"I wanted him to go down," she told the court. 

Foster appeared in a Santa Clara County courtroom on Wednesday when the judge announced the domestic violence case would be dismissed due to insufficient evidence. 

Foster was also facing a felony gun charge for possession of an assault weapon -- since officials say they found a SIG Sauer 516 with a high-capacity magazine during the search of Foster's home -- but that charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. 

While Foster appears to be good to return to the football field ... he still has another court date to worry about stemming from his January weed arrest in Alabama. He'll be back in court for that on June 20.

NY Jets CEO Screw The NFL's Anthem Rule ... I'll Pay The Fines!!

5/23/2018 2:43 PM PDT
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NY Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson says to hell with the NFL's new policy on restricting anthem protests ... and vows to pay  the fines HIMSELF if his players kneel!

"If somebody [on the Jets] takes a knee, that fine will be borne by the organization, by me, not the players," Christopher told Newsday.

"There will be no club fines or suspensions or any sort of repercussions. If the team gets fined, that's just something I'll have to bear."

FYI, Christopher is the brother of team owner Woody Johnson -- who is currently serving as the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, after being nominated by President Trump

Johnson added that while he prefers his players stand, he says it's not his nor the league's place "to put restrictions on the speech of our players."

The policy was shredded by critics almost immediately after it was announced ... but it appears Johnson and the Jets have found a workaround.

Malcolm Jenkins Rips NFL Anthem Policy 'Won't Let It Silence Me'

5/23/2018 2:32 PM PDT
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Malcolm Jenkins says he will not let the NFL's new national anthem policy "silence me or stop me from fighting" ... saying the owners are "[thwarting] the players' constitutional rights."

The Philadelphia Eagles star never took a knee during the anthem -- but did raise his fist -- and has been very outspoken about players like Colin Kaepernick having the right to protest if they so choose. 

So, when the NFL announced the new anthem policy on Wednesday -- requiring players on the field to stand -- Jenkins sounded off. 

"What NFL owners did today was thwart the players' constitutional rights to express themselves and use our platform to draw attention to social injustices like racial inequality in our country," Jenkins says.

"Everyone loses when voices get stifled."

"While I disagree with this decision, I will not let it silence me or stop me from fighting."

"The national conversation around race in America that NFL players forced over the past 2 years will persist as we continue to use our voices, our time and our money to create a more fair and just criminal justice system, end police brutality and foster better educational and economic opportunities for communities of color and those struggling in this country."

"For me, this has never been about taking a knee, raising a fist or anyone's patriotism but doing what we can to effect real change for real people. #thefightcontinues."

Olivia Munn On Aaron Rodgers' Family Drama 'Neither Side Is Clean'

5/23/2018 12:00 PM PDT
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When it comes to the drama between Aaron Rodgers and his family, Olivia Munn says ... "I don't think either side of the road is clean."

Aaron's ex-girlfriend -- who RARELY speaks about the Packers QB -- opened up Wednesday on "Andy Cohen Live" ... and addressed the rumors that SHE was the cause of the rift between Aaron and his parents and brothers.

Remember, there was that famous scene on "The Bachelorette" (starring Aaron's brother, Jordan) when the family had an empty chair at the dinner table to symbolize Aaron's absence.

Munn says the truth is ... Aaron had stopped talking to his family about 8 months before they started dating in 2014 and she was the one who tried to convince him to reconcile!

"On my last day when I was filming 'The Newsroom,' I spent the day in my trailer just encouraging him to, like, have an honest conversation with your parents."

Munn suggested there were jealously issues with Aaron's father and brothers -- who each had dreams of sports success -- and it created a complicated family dynamic. 

"I don't think either side of the road is clean," Munn said ... "But, I do think it’s NOT okay when you try to stand on someone’s shoulders and then throw dirt in their face, which is what I think they did with him."

Munn and Rodgers called it quits about a year ago and Olivia says they no longer keep in touch.

Rodgers is now dating Danica Patrick.

Richie Incognito Victim's Blow-By-Blow 'I Knew Something Was Off'

5/23/2018 11:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The man who was attacked by Richie Incognito tells TMZ Sports he isn't mad at the NFL star -- he just wants the guy to get help. 

We spoke with Mark ... who tells us he was working out in a turf area in the outside area of his gym in Florida when Richie came out and started acting in a bizarre and erratic way. 

Mark says Incognito was rapidly switching between exercises with no real plan and then "went to the boxing mannequin and tore it off its pedestal."

Richie then started cutting off Mark while he was jogging in the area ... and when Mark called him out, Richie pegged him with a tennis ball. 

Mark says Richie grabbed a sled and "tried to run me over" and then grabbed a dumbbell and launched it at him. 

That's when Mark called 911 -- and Richie accused him of working for the government. 

Cops arrived and put Incognito in handcuffs before placing him on an involuntary psychiatric hold

Mark tells us he doesn't want to press charges -- he just wants Richie to get the help he needs.

Mike Pence & Trump Celebrate NFL's New Anthem Policy ... 'Winning'

5/23/2018 11:07 AM PDT
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Mike Pence is declaring victory over the NFL's new policy requiring players on the field to stand for the national anthem ... tweeting out, "#Winning."

Funny ... Pence tweeted out an article on the new policy from -- of all places -- CNN, which his boss has repeatedly trashed as "fake news." 

Also, Donald Trump retweeted Pence. 

But, this news is very real ... the NFL owners and commish have announced a new policy that says players don't HAVE to come out on the field for the anthem, but if they do ... they must stand. 

A team can be fined by the league if players do not follow the new rule. 

Players who don't want to stand are allowed to stay in the locker room for the anthem. 

The policy is already being ripped apart from critics who see the rule as a violation of players' rights. 

Richie Incognito Placed On Psychiatric Hold ... Gym Altercation, Cops Called

5/23/2018 9:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

10:10 AM PT -- Law enforcement tells us Incognito was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold to be evaluated. It's essentially the equivalent of a 5150 in California. It's technically not an arrest -- but a forced mental evaluation.

It's not the first time Incognito has been placed on an involuntary psych hold -- the same thing happened a few years ago in the wake of the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal.

Richie Incognito was involved in an altercation with another man at an upscale Florida gym -- with the alleged victim claiming Incognito threw a dumbbell at him ... and cops were called. 

Multiple sources tell TMZ Sports .. the 4-time Pro Bowl lineman was working out early Wednesday morning when he got into it with another guy who was working out.

We spoke with the alleged victim who tells us Incognito first threw a tennis ball at him for no reason -- before grabbing a dumbbell and heaving that as well. 

The alleged victim says Incognito was rambling about the government and screaming at the man to "get off my f*cking playground."

Law enforcement confirms cops were called to the gym and met with Incognito. 

Multiple gym sources say Incognito was taken away by police -- but cops won't say if he was formally arrested. 

We've attempted to contact Incognito for comment -- but so far, no luck. 

The 34-year-old has had a turbulent year -- back in February, his old Miami Dolphins teammate, Jonathan Martin, was arrested after posting a gun threat directed at Incognito and others. 

Incognito then suddenly announced his retirement from the NFL while still under contract with the Buffalo Bills. Just this week, the Bills essentially granted him his release so Incognito could resume his NFL career with another team. 

On Sunday, Incognito was spotted at a Florida bar partying with several people and buying shots for patrons. 

Richie Incognito Partied at FL Bar Hours Before Bills Release

5/23/2018 8:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

It may not have been an "official" pre-release party ... but Richie Incognito was definitely celebrating at a Florida bar hours before the Buffalo Bills released him -- and TMZ Sports has the footage. 

The offensive lineman hit up SALT7 in Delray Beach, Florida on Sunday where he was in a GREAT mood -- super friendly with patrons and even buying shots of tequila for people he just met. 

So, why was the 4-time Pro Bowl lineman in such a good mood? 

It might have something to do with the Buffalo Bills releasing him from the reserve/retired list the very next day ... essentially allowing 34-year-old Incognito to continue his career with another team. 

Incognito has been mum on social media since the move ... but based on the video, he's in a happy place. 

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