Report: NFL to investigate Incognito allegations
By: Nick Wojton
ORCHARD PARK — Following the Buffalo Bills first playoff game in 17 years, a 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, a Jags defender said Richie Incognito directed a racial narrative at him during the game.
According to Jags defensive lineman Yannick Ngakoue, Incognito directed a racial slur at him. Nagakoue tweeted this following the game:
Incognito did not speak on Monday morning during locker cleanout day. But that’s not going to be the end of the situation. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the NFL is going to investigate Ngakoue’s claim:
Following Ngakoue’s allegation on Twitter aimed at Incognito, rookie offensive lineman Dion Dawkins called allegations against Incognito “BS.” Dawkins and Incognito played next to each other on Buffalo’s offensive line during the game and throughout the year.
At Monday’s locker cleanout day, Dawkins elaborated on his tweet and said according to what he heard during the game, Incognito did not use any racial slur:
Along with Dawkins, center Eric Wood, who also lines up next to Incognito, also aid he did not hear Incognito make a racial-charged statement during the game.
“I didn’t hear anything. It was chippy out there, I know Dion (Dawkins) tweeted something that he didn’t hear it. Richie’s done a lot in the past few years to restore his image. I hope it’s not all thrown away based on speculation. But honestly, I didn’t hear it. I can’t speak either way on it,” Wood said.