Richie Incognito accepts deal to avoid jail time in case involving funeral home threats

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Former <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/teams/buffalo/" data-ylk="slk:Buffalo Bills">Buffalo Bills</a> offensive guard Richie Incognito reportedly pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct. (AP)
Former Buffalo Bills offensive guard Richie Incognito reportedly pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct. (AP)

Richie Incognito has had more than a few disturbing incidents, but the former Pro Bowler likely avoided jail time in one of his most troubling incidents.

Incognito accepted a deal to avoid jail time in the case involving him making threats in a funeral home, TMZ first reported. TMZ said Incognito pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in exchange for having charges of threats and damage to property dropped. TMZ said he’ll get 11 months probation and a 90-day suspended jail sentence, and won’t spend any time in jail if he completes a mental health evaluation and complies with any other recommendations.

Last August, after Incognito’s father’s death, he was talking to staffers at a funeral home in Scottsdale, Arizona, when he allegedly started yelling at people.

Incognito allegedly made threats at funeral home

When Incognito started ranting at people in the funeral home, he allegedly said he had guns in his vehicle and “would shoot people.” Also, Incognito allegedly threatened to damage property at the funeral home.

Incognito had multiple weapons in his vehicle and they were impounded, according to reports. TMZ said Incognito isn’t allowed to have firearms or visit the funeral home during his probation.

Incognito, probably best known from his NFL career for his role in the Miami Dolphins locker room scandal involving the alleged bullying of former teammate Jonathan Martin, said last April that he wanted to retire. Then soon after, he said he was looking forward to coming to the Bills’ offseason program. The Bills cut him.

In May, Incognito was accused of throwing tennis balls and a dumbbell at another person at a Boca Raton, Florida, gym. Between that and the funeral home incident, Incognito was out of football last season and is unlikely to be signed again despite making four Pro Bowls in his career.

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