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Former NFL player Richie Incognito wanted dead dad’s ‘head cut off’ before arrest

August 23, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Former NFL player Richie Incognito wanted dead dad’s ‘head cut off’ before arrest

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Former NFL player Richie Incognito wanted dead dad’s ‘head cut off’ before his arrest.

Former NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito displayed numerous signs of erratic behavior prior to his arrest at a funeral home in Arizona this week — but strangely, the troubled former Bills player at one point asked if the staff could “cut his dad’s head off for research purposes.”

That bizarre twist, which was by a witness, was included in a police report acquired by TMZ.

One funeral home employee also claimed that he “thought Incognito was going to kill him.”

The 35-year-old is facing misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and making threats over his behavior while he was making arrangements for his father’s funeral service after his death over the weekend, employees and witnesses told Scottsdale authorities.

Officers arrived at the scene Monday after the man reportedly was “punching caskets and throwing things.”

Incognito also used his hand to make a gun gesture, the staffer told investigators and threatened him by saying he had weapons in his truck.

Authorities reportedly discovered a pile of firearms in Incognito’s vehicle, which included three rifles, two handguns, and a silencer.

The four-time Pro Bowler exhibited signs of mood swings and neglecting to “maintain a coherent thought” while he was being taken into custody.

Incognito’s relatives had intended to keep him away from his father’s funeral due to concerns over his conduct, one staffer told police.
Incognito was released the following day after posting bond.

Incognito had a similarly bizarre outburst in May when he was brought to a mental hospital after reportedly launching a dumbbell at another man at a gym in Florida.

Detectives at the time said Incognito “believed ordinary citizens were government officials that were tracking him.”

Incognito retired from the Bills last season but has been discussing a comeback. This month, he told TMZ he had received offers from the Vikings and Seahawks.

However, when Vikings coach Mike Zimmer refuted that report, Incognito wrote on Twitter: “Mike Zimmer is a f–king liar!!” Incognito later removed the Tweet and posted an apology.

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