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A trip to a mental hospital is probably a good plan after taking a baseball bat to your own Ferrari.
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
A trip to a mental hospital is probably a good plan after taking a baseball bat to your own Ferrari. Former Miami Dolphin's offensive lineman, Richie Incognito, is now getting professional help despite his claim that beating on his Ferrari with a baseball bat in his front yard was a form of "self expression."
Jeff Darlington of NFL Network reports that Incognito is "currently being treated at a mental facility in Arizona" after what's being described as a "stressful time."
The time in question likely encompasses the entire investigation into the Dolphins harassment issues in the locker room, as well as the release of the Ted Wells report and the subsequent backlash against Incognito. All these issues stemming from accusations from former Dolphin's offensive lineman Jonathan Martin. Not to mention his bizarre actions against his expensive car.
Incognito told Fox 10 in Phoenix that he was just "venting" and that beating the Ferrari was a "piece of art."
"Oh that was that was just me venting, that was self expression, that's a piece of art. The happiest day of my life was when I got that car and now the second happiest day will be when I donate it to charity," said Richie Incognito.
"The Ferrari is a story unto itself, the Ferrari is one entity, but I will tell you this the Ferrari is going to be for sale through my mission which is helping the brotherhood, whatever brotherhood it is," he said.
Incognito can't go back and change what happened in Miami's locker room, but seeking treatment and trying to find peace in his life certainly won't hurt. During his interview with Fox 10 Incognito also said he was "just hanging out and moving on" while "relaxing and enjoying this warm weather."