BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The National Football League is looking into allegations that Bills Guard Richie Incognito directed a racial slur at Jaguars Defensive End Yannick Ngakoue during yesterday's playoff game, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Following Jacksonville's 10-3 win over Buffalo, Ngakoue called out Incognito by his jersey number on Twitter, tweeting "And 64, you goin have to come harder than some weak racist slurs. I'm proud of my African heritage, as are 70% of the other Black players in this league."
Bills Offensive Tackle Dion Dawkins jumped to Incognito's defense, tweeting he was next to him during the entire game, never heard him say anything out of line, and would have called him out if he did.
Incognito was not at this morning's locker room cleanout. Attendance is not mandatory.
The NFL suspended Incognito for the final eight games of the 2013 season after a league investigation found he and two of his then-Miami Dolphins teammates harassed teammate Jonathan Martin. At the time, Incognito admitted he used the N-word in a voicemail left for Martin but said he was not a racist.
Here's Jaguar's defensive end Yannick Ngakoue's tweet:
Great win to day! And 64, you goin have to come harder than some weak racist slurs. I’m proud of my African heritage, as are 70% of the other Black players in this league. #Iaintjonathanmartin!
And here's the Bills' Dion Dawkins defending his teammate:
Just for the world to know, everyone always tryna put some bad thing on @68INCOGNITO i was next to my guy the entire game and the entire season and believe me, if he was saying some racist stuff I would have been the first to let him know that was out of line. Cut The BS