Report: Richie Incognito explains smashing his Ferrari, enters rehab

Richie Incognito calls smashing his Ferrari 'self expression' and is apparently seeking treatment.
Richie Incognito calls smashing his Ferrari 'self expression' and is apparently seeking treatment. (USATSI)

When someone takes a baseball bat to a Ferrari, it's the very definition of a cry for help. Fortunately it sounds like Richie Incognito is getting some help despite his initial claim that beating his Ferrari on his front lawn was a form of "self expression."

Jeff Darlington of NFL Network reports that Incognito is "currently being treated at a facility in Arizona" after what's described as a "stressful time."

The time in question likely encompasses the entire investigation into the Dolphins harassment issues in the locker room, as well as the release of the Ted Wells report and the subsequent backlash against Incognito. Not to mention his bizarre actions against his expensive car.

Treatment seems like a good option on a number of different levels. Incognito can't go back and change what happened in Miami's locker room, but certainly moving on and trying to find some peace inside his own life is a good thing.

Incognito told Fox 10 in Phoenix that he was just "venting" and that beating the Ferrari was "a piece of art."

"Oh that was that was just me venting, that was self expression, that's a piece of art. The happiest day of my life was when I got that car and now the second happiest day will be when I donate it to charity," said Richie Incognito.

The charity Incognito is referring to is, apparently "brotherhood." Whatever that is.

"The Ferrari is a story unto itself, the Ferrari is one entity, but I will tell you this the Ferrari is going to be for sale through my mission which is helping the brotherhood, whatever brotherhood it is," he said.

Incognito told Fox 10 in a lengthy interview that he is just "hanging out and moving on" while "relaxing and enjoying this warm weather."

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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