Yesterday, we spoke about the possibility of the Minnesota Vikings being interested in free agent guard Richie Incognito, who was released by the Buffalo Bills on Monday. The concerns I spoke about in that post were mostly physical. . .though we know there’s a whole lot more to Incognito’s reputation than that. . .but now it appears his mental state might be questionable as well.
Incognito was taken into custody on Wednesday morning after getting into a confrontation with another patron at a Life Time Gym in Boca Raton, Florida.
Boca Raton police spokeswoman Jessica Desir said officers received a call from a patron at Life Time Gym about a disturbance involving Incognito. He was not arrested but was taken into custody under Florida’s Baker Act, which allows for involuntary psychiatric commitment for people seen as a danger to themselves or others.
I don’t want to sound insensitive or anything, and details of the confrontation are pretty scarce out there on the internet at this point, but I don’t think this is the sort of thing that’s going to convince Rick Spielman that Incognito is the missing piece for the Vikings’ offensive line.
So, just as quickly as Richie Incognito may have become an option for the Minnesota Vikings, it appears that he’s ensured that’s not going to happen.