Richie Incognito arrested for threatening funeral home employees
Free-agent NFL offensive guard Richie Incognito was arrested Monday in Scottsdale, Arizona, after allegedly threatening to shoot funeral home staff members during his father’s funeral arrangements.
08/18/18 I regret to inform you that my father ARMY AIRBORNE RANGER RICHARD DOMINICK DEJASA HAS PASSED 😢 Keep “my family” in your prayers 😎✝️🇺🇸🦅
— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) August 19, 2018
According to Pro Football Talk, Scottsdale police said Incognito is facing counts of disorderly conduct and threats in relation to the arrest.
According to Scottsdale, Arizona police, Richie Incognito has been arrested and is facing counts of disorderly conduct and threats. More to come at PFT.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 21, 2018
Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Scottsdale Police Department released a statement saying Incognito damaged property and shouted at employees inside the funeral home.
Incognito then allegedly “threatened to retrieve guns from his vehicle and return to shoot the employees.”
One of the victims, Michael Wells, is listed as an acquaintance of Incognito. He told police he thought Incognito was going to kill him after Incognito made a shape of a gun with his hand and said he had a “truck full of guns." https://t.co/8KMDmgPewC
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) August 21, 2018
Incognito was reportedly “out of control,” and as a result police arrived on the scene and took him into custody.
The 35-year-old lineman announced his retirement from the NFL in April. However, he later asked for his release from the Buffalo Bills so he could play elsewhere.
While Buffalo did release Incognito, he remains unsigned.