Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito has checked himself into a Arizona treatment facility where he will be psychologically evaluated.
According to a source close to Incognito, who is at the center of the bullying scandal that motivated Jonathan Martin to quit the team and led to an NFL investigation into the Dolphins' locker room culture, voluntarily checked himself into the treatment facility.
"After going through what he's been through the last five months he's mentally exhausted," the source said.
Incognito, who lives and trains in Arizona during the offseason, has had news crews parked outside his home for more than a week, and for good reason considering Incognito used a bat to smash his $300,000 Ferrari on Wednesday.
At this point, it is uncertain how long Incognito will remain in the treatment facility. Incognito has worked with a counselor and a therapist before to address anger management issues, which have flared up from time to time throughout his NFL career.
Incognito was one of the main violators cited in the Wells report, which determined Incognito, guard John Jerry and center Mike Pouncey harassed tackle Jonathan Martin and others, including an assistant trainer.
But Incognito has been the most visible of those involved in the report with his national TV interview and active participation on Twitter, where he’s been the focus of both support and contempt.
Incognito was suspended by the Dolphins on Nov. 3 for conduct detrimental to the team and didn’t return for the rest of the season, missing the final eight games.
In the last few weeks he’s lashed out in Twitter, deleted his Twitter account, and returned to Twitter.
The fallout from the Wells report has already cost trainer Kevin O’Neill and offensive line coach Jim Turner their jobs.
Incognito, who went to the Pro Bowl after the 2012 season, is set to become a free agent.
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