Offensive lineman Richie Incognito, who was at the center of the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, smashed his own Ferrari in a fit of rage, the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police Department confirmed Thursday.
Sgt. Mark Clark said the police became aware of this situation after TMZ brought it to their attention Wednesday afternoon. He said the Dolphins guard took responsibility when police contacted him Thursday.
“They provided us with a photo of a damaged car and reported it to belong to Mr. Incognito, and they gave us an address,” Clark said. “We went out there and checked to see if there was a damaged car there. There was no car and no one answered the door.
“We went out there again this morning and we were able to contact Mr. Incognito and he reported that he damaged his own car and didn’t need any police help or report.”
Clark said further details are unavailable because no crime was reported and added that Scottsdale police are done with the matter.
Pictures on the TMZ celebrity website show the Ferrari, valued around $300,000, smashed on the hood and grill with a baseball bat lying nearby. A part of the bat is shown lodged in the car’s grille. TMZ reported there were red shirts hanging from the car with Incognito’s name written on them.
On Feb. 14, NFL investigator Ted Wells released his report which found that Incognito, guard John Jerry and center Mike Pouncey bullied and harassed tackle Jonathan Martin and others within the Dolphins organization.
According to the Palm Beach Post, TMZ also reported that Incognito’s parents have filed for divorce. In the divorce documents, Incognito’s dad said that the soon-to-be-former Dolphins guard supports the entire family financially.
Incognito is a free agent and will not return to Miami. He could still face a league suspension.