Jacksonville's Yannick Ngakoue says the Buffalo lineman was out of line.
Second-year Jacksonville defensive end Yannick Ngakoue helped the Jags win their first playoff game in 10 years today, a 10-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
However, it is what Ngakoue claims happened during the game that could become a bigger story. In a tweet released tonight, Ngakoue accused Buffalo offensive lineman Richie Incognito of using racial slurs on the field.
"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!" Ngakoue wrote.
The hashtag in the tweet refers to former Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin, who accused Incognito of bullying back in 2013.
It should be cautioned that it is just Ngakoue accusing Incognito at this point. There isn't any definitive proof that these slurs were said.
Still, Incognito probably won't get the benefit of the doubt from many folks, considering his history. In addition to the bullying scandal (which included accusations of racist messages), Incognito has been accused of dirty play by opponents during his career.