Following Jacksonville's 10-3 victory over Buffalo in the wild-card round, Jaguars defense end Yannick Ngakoue took aim at Richie Incognito on Twitter, alleging the Bills guard used racial slurs during the game. I'm proud of my African heritage, as are 70% of the other Black players in this league.
Ngakoue did not elaborate on what Incognito said, but the hashtag was in reference to former National Football League player Jonathan Martin.
The 2013 incident with the Miami Dolphins and Jonathan Martin is not the only firestorm Incognito has been in before this weekend but had been the most recent and most publicized.
Several players from both teams said Monday they did not hear Incognito use a racial slur.
As of Sunday night, Incognito did not make a public response to Ngakoue's accusation.
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"There [were] 22 players on the field yesterday, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person who heard [smack talk]", Ngakoue said.
Ngakoue, whose father is a native of Cameroon and whose mother is from the West Indies, said Incognito insulted his ethnicity. "Cut The BS", tweeted fellow offensive lineman Dion Dawkins.
"I've been playing this game since I was a little kid, so you hear all types of stuff", Ngakoue said. "I couldn't confront him".
Ngakoue saw it differently, saying Incognito's words came after a pass play.
Incognito has earned a Pro Bowl selection in each of his three seasons with the Bills, revitalizing his career after turning 30, an impressive feat in and of itself. "That's why we have this platform to use to try to help bring change". I'm all about trash talk.