The NFL Players Association on Tuesday night announced via Twitter Incognito had reached out to the union to inform it that he plans to retire.
Incognito also sent a tweet to the NFLPA saying he's done.
Reportedly, Incognito told Bills reporter Vic Carucci, "I'm, done". Went to the doctor. "That's it." Incognito added he is experiencing liver and kidney problems and is being affected by stress. "Nothing I can't restore with some balance, but the stress is killing me".
The Bills did not respond to a request seeking comment.
Incognito admitted he was very unhappy when the Bills restructured his contract, but that was separate from his decision to retire. The contract and all that pissed me the f off and all that, but [retiring] has nothing to do with that, ' Incognito said, via the Buffalo News. "And that's it", Incognito said. He then tweeted "Yes", and "Wow", before posting a note that read: "Big Ben". For now, Richie Incognito's career is over.
The 34-year-old has played with the Bills since the 2015 season, and was previously with the team during the 2009 season.
Incognito arrived in the National Football League in 2006 with a reputation as a hothead, having had so many acrimonious encounters with both opponents and teammates during a standout college career at Nebraska that he ended up leaving the school and transferring to OR for his senior season, only to be dismissed from that program before playing a game.
In February, Martin was detained and questioned by Los Angeles police after posting a threatening note on his Instagram account. Martin accused Incognito and Pouncey of bullying him following racially-charged incidents in 2013.