Former NFL offensive guard Richie Incognito, perhaps best known for his role in a bullying scandal within the Miami Dolphins organization, was arrested Monday on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and making threats at a funeral home.
Incognito’s father died Saturday, the lineman previously announced on Twitter.
Incognito reportedly did not want his father’s body cremated and his family did not want to let him attend the father’s funeral, an employee at the funeral home told police.
Among the threats he made to the employees of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based funeral home was that he had a “truck full of guns” parked outside. Police later found six guns in his vehicle, but added that he had the necessary permits for them.
During his playing career, Incognito was suspended as the result of an investigation into bullying Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin. Incognito was drafted by the Rams and last played for the Bills. He was named to his fourth Pro Bowl last season, but demanded the Bills release him last spring and currently is not on a team, though he has not officially announced his retirement.
As recently as last month, Incognito told TMZ Sports he wanted to launch a political career, saying, “I see myself as a public servant now.”