SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Former NFL attacker Richie Incognito has been arrested on charges he threatened to shoot on employees of a funeral, authorities said Tuesday.
The police in Scottsdale, the suburb of Phoenix, said that Incognito is being held on suspicion of charges for misconduct of threats and disorder.
It was unclear whether Incognito had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
According to the police, Incognito was Monday at the Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary to make arrangements for his father, who died last weekend.
"Incognito was reportedly angry with staff and began to damage property within the company and to yell at employees", Sgt said. Ben Hoster, a police spokesperson. "At various times, Incognito threatened to get weapons from his vehicle during his contact with the personnel and return to shoot the workers."
Incognito, 35 years old, attended a high school in Phoenix before he played football in Nebraska and had an 11-year NFL career at St. Louis, Miami and Buffalo.
He was released three months ago by the Bills from the reserve / retired list, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Incognito was suspended by the dolphins in 2013 for bullying a teammate and was arrested in Florida last May because he reportedly threw a dumbbell and a tennis ball to another sports school boss.