ORCHARD PARK, N.Y/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Bills general manager Brandon Beane says there may have been a misunderstanding of what was said on the field that led to Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue accusing Buffalo guard Richie Incognito of using “weak racist slurs.”
Beane says the team has spoken to Incognito and understands their player’s side of the story of the alleged exchange that occurred during Buffalo’s 10-3 loss to the Jaguars in an AFC wild-card playoff game on Sunday. Beane confirmed that some type of exchange happened but declined to get into details.
He added during the team’s end-of-season news conference on Tuesday that the Bills take the allegation “very seriously,” and are cooperating with the league’s investigation.
Ngakoue declined to reveal exactly what Incognito said since making his allegation in a tweet sent a few hours after the game. Ngakoue said Monday that Incognito knows what he said and there is no point repeating it.
Incognito was not present in the locker room during Buffalo‘s hour-long media availability Monday. He also did not respond to a text message from The Associated Press seeking comment.