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Report: Richie Incognito Placed On Involuntary Psychiatric Hold After Gym Altercation

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Briefly retired offensive lineman Richie Incognito has been placed on “involuntary psychiatric hold” after being involved in a gym altercation today in which he allegedly threw a dumbbell at another person, TMZ reports.

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According to Buffalo ABC affiliate WKBW, police said Incognito wasn’t actually arrested but placed under involuntary mental evaluation. Incognito, who was released by the Buffalo Bills two days ago, reportedly got into the argument with someone else working out at a fitness center in Boca Raton, Fla. More from TMZ:

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.

Incognito had been placed under mental evaluation previously in February 2014, after he was suspended from the Miami Dolphins for part of the 2013 season for his role in bullying his teammate Jonathan Martin, and after he smashed up his own Ferrari with a baseball bat.

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We left a message with the Boca Raton police department and will update with new information.

Reporter at Deadspin.

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