Richie Incognito accused of using racial slur on Sunday by Jags DL
By: Nick Wojton
It’s been a beautiful run for the 2017 Buffalo Bills the past few weeks, but something ugly has hit the radar.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Yannick Ngakoue was clear what his intentions were with his tweet following his team’s 10-3 win over the Bills on Sunday at EverBank Field.
Ngakoue took to the internet to accuse Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito of directing a racial slur towards him. Ngakoue, a 22-year-old African-American from Washington D.C., said Incognito used “weak racist slurs” during Sunday’s game.
Here’s Ngakoue’s tweet:
During the first half of the game, Incognito left the game with a right shoulder injury. He was labeled as “questionable” to return, but returned soon after.
Incognito, 34, missed the entire 2014 season for his role in a bullying scandal during his time with the Miami Dolphins in 2013 which involved offensive lineman Jonathan Martin. Incognito also missed half of the 2013 season due to the ordeal. The scandal included accusations of Incognito using racial slurs.
In 2015 the Bills signed Incognito to a one-year deal and then re-signed him to another three-year deal afterward. In every season with the Bills, Incognito has made the Pro Bowl, making it as an alternate the first two years and he was selected outright this season.
Since joining the Bills, Incognito has had a track record as a good teammate and a well-liked player in the Bills locker room.
The Bills will conduct locker clean out day starting at 9:45 a.m. on Monday.