JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Several hours after Jacksonville had completed its 10-3 victory over the Bills in Sunday's AFC wild-card playoff game, Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue claimed that Buffalo's Richie Incognito used racial slurs during the game.
The tweet read:
Incognito wears No. 64, and the hashtag at the end refers to Incognito's celebrated incident when he was suspended eight games in 2013 for his role in the bullying scandal of his former Dolphins teammate, Jonathan Martin.
Ngakoue sent this tweet at 7:17 p.m., according to the time stamp on his Twitter feed, so he was long gone from EverBank Field and was not available to reporters. Incognito was on the Bills' flight back to Buffalo at the time of the tweet, and was unavailable for comment, though he will likely be asked about it Monday morning when the Bills clean out their lockers at One Bills Drive.
However, at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Bills rookie offensive tackle Dion Dawkins, who is African-American, tweeted his support for Incognito in this matter.
Incognito has long maintained that the bullying charges against Martin were trumped up and the matter was blown way out of proportion. As part of that investigation performed by attorney Ted Wells, the same man who found the Patriots guilty in the Deflategate scandal, it was found that Incognito used racial and homophobic slurs in his hazing of Martin.
In his three years with the Bills, Incognito has been a model citizen.
ESPN reporter Adam Schefter says the NFL is looking into the allegations: