Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue says Buffalo Bills offensive guard Richie Incognito used “weak racist slurs” during their playoff game Sunday.
Ngakoue voiced his complaint on Twitter, calling out Incognito by his No. 64 jersey.
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!
— YANNICK NGAKOUE! (@YannGetSacks91) January 8, 2018
The NFL said it is “looking into” the accusations made against Incognito.
No other Jacksonville players mentioned racial slurs or Incognito in the locker room after the game.
Bills lineman Dion Dawkins tweeted in support of Incognito.
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
— Dion Dawkins (@DDawkins66) January 8, 2018
While Ngakoue stood by his tweet on Monday, he declined to provide more details about what was said.
“He said what he said,” Nagakoue told reporters. “He knows what he said. I don’t have to repeat it.”
“I’ve been playing this game since I was a little kid. You hear all type of stuff. Stuff’s not going to bother you, but somebody says something about your ethnicity, that’s really kind of taking it a little too far. I’m all with trash talk. It’s part of the game, but you can’t say certain things.”
Incognito was not present in the locker room during Buffalo’s hour-long media availability Monday.
An NFL investigation found that Incognito and two Miami Dolphins teammates engaged in persistent harassment directed at fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who left the team in the middle of the 2013 season. Incognito was suspended for the final eight games and sat out the 2014 season before joining the Bills.
The Jaguars beat the Bills 10-3 on Sunday, ending Buffalo’s season.