Concerned neighbors called police to the home of Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito Wednesday after seeing a baseball bat lying next to his battered new black Ferrari FF. They feared the football player had been the victim of a vandal, when actually it was Incognito himself who trashed his own car.
CBS Miami reported Incognito took the bat to his car in a fit of rage. There were red shirts hanging from the car with Incognito’s name written on them, according to TMZ. Fox 10 reached out to Incognito for an explanation as to why he would batter his own luxury sports car.
“Oh that was just me venting, that was self expression, that’s a piece of art,” Incognito told Fox 10. “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.”
Incognito has struggled with anger management issues in the past. He wrecked his car just weeks after an NFL investigation found him and two other offensive linemen had engaged in harassing fellow teammates. In 2009 he was named the NFL’s ‘dirtiest player.’ Incognito was suspended from play in November, but had the suspension lifted earlier this month.