ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Payments normal supervisor Brandon Beane stated there might have been a misunderstanding throughout an on-field change that led to Jacksonville Jaguars defensive finish Yannick Ngakoue accusing Buffalo guard Richie Incognito of utilizing “weak racist slurs.”
Beane stated the Payments have spoken to Incognito and perceive their participant’s aspect of the story of the alleged change that occurred throughout Buffalo’s 10-Three loss to the Jaguars in an AFC wild-card playoff sport on Sunday. Beane confirmed some sort of change occurred however declined to get into particulars.
He added through the crew’s end-of-season information convention on Tuesday that the Payments take the allegation “very severely,” and are cooperating with the league’s investigation. Beane additionally stated Incognito has tried to contact Ngakoue.
“There was positively an change. I believe there’s a misunderstanding of what was stated,” Beane stated. “We’re nonetheless gathering the information. So till we actually know what occurred from all sides of the story, that’s form of the place it’s at.”
Ngakoue declined to disclose precisely what Incognito stated since making his allegation in a tweet despatched a number of hours after the sport. Ngakoue stated Monday that Incognito is aware of what he stated and there’s no level repeating it.
“I’ve been enjoying this sport since I used to be a little bit child,” Ngakoue stated. “You hear all sort of stuff. Stuff’s not going to trouble you, however someone says one thing about your ethnicity, that’s actually form of taking it a little bit bit too far. I’m all with trash speak. It’s a part of the sport, however you may’t say sure issues.”
Incognito has not responded to the accusations. The 11-year veteran was not current within the locker room throughout Buffalo’s hour-long media availability Monday, and didn’t reply to a textual content message from The Related Press looking for remark.
Jaguars defensive finish Calais Campbell stated a number of Buffalo gamers have been speaking trash through the sport, particularly within the second half. However the 10th-year professional stated he by no means heard something inappropriate.
“I believe they have been actually attempting to get us to lose our cool and attempt to get penalties,” Campbell stated.
“I perceive attempting to provide your self a bonus, and also you see someone attempting to egg them on to attempt to get a penalty, I perceive that,” Campbell added. “However there are boundaries. You don’t go to racial slurs; that’s not OK.”
Knowledgeable of Campbell’s feedback, Payments coach Sean McDermott stated: “You already know what, they received the sport and the entire scenario to me could be very unlucky and I’ll simply go away it at that.”