Toronto Star

NFL: Incognito-Ngakoue confrontat­ion might have been a ‘misunderst­anding’

- JOHN WAWROW

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.— Bills general manager Brandon Beane said there may have been a misunderst­anding during an on-field exchange that led to Jacksonvil­le Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue accusing Buffalo guard Richie Incognito of using “weak racist slurs.”

Beane said the Bills have spoken to Incognito and understand 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 some type of exchange happened, but declined to get into details.

He added that the Bills take the allegation “very seriously,” and are co-operating with the league’s investigat­ion. Beane also said Incognito has attempted to contact Ngakoue.

“There was definitely an exchange. I think there’s a misunderst­anding of what was said,” Beane said. “We’re still gathering the facts”

Ngakoue has declined to reveal exactly what Incognito said since making his allegation in a tweet sent a few hours after the game.

 ??  ?? Richie Incognito has yet to comment on allegation­s that he directed a racial slur at an opponent.
Richie Incognito has yet to comment on allegation­s that he directed a racial slur at an opponent.

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