The ongoing drama of Richie Incognito took another turn on Friday when it was reported that he is now receiving professional help due to severe mental stress, according to a report from NFL.com.
Incognito is receiving the help at a facility in Arizona after trying out some interventions in Los Angeles according to the NFL.com report. That same report goes on to mention that this is not the first time that Incognito needed to seek professional assistance for mental health issues. In fact, NFL.com still has a page up containing an interview with Incognito from 2013 in which it is brought up that he had been prescribed Paxil. That medication is used to treat a variety of disorders which can include anxiety and depression. The NFL.com interview specifically states, however, that Incognito was never formally diagnosed with a mental illness.
The report, which was scathing, appears to have sent Incognito into a bit of a tailspin. According to NFL.com, the mental stress that Incognito is under stems from the report.
Incognito has quit and rejoined Twitter since the Wells report came out about the bullying scandal with Jonathan Martin. He's also posted several tweets about the incident directed at the agent of Martin as well as at Martin himself. All the while, Incognito has juggled the fact that he is a free agent to be and may have difficulty landing a new opportunity in the NFL.
On Thursday came news that Incognito damaged his own Ferrari in a bizarre incident that is still not completely clear. The AP reported that further details would be unavailable since it is not considered a crime, nor will the police investigate it further.