Former Nebraska football player Richie Incognito has been accused of using racial slurs during the Buffalo Bills’ playoff game against the Jaguars.
Former Nebraska football offensive lineman Richie Incognito is in the middle of yet another controversy. The current Buffalo Bills offensive lineman has been accused to spewing racial slurs at Jacksonville Jaguars players during the playoff game between the two teams.
Yannick Ngakoue took to his Twitter account to talk a little trash after the Jaguars beat the Bills 10-3 on Sunday. In that tweet he called out Incognito by number saying Incognito is, “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.”
If that wasn’t enough to start a firestorm, Ngakoue added the hashtag #iaintjonathanmartin. That reference, as the New York Times points out, is about a former teammate of Incognito who accused him of bullying back in 2013.
On Monday, the Jaguars defensive end stood by the comments he made on social media Sunday night. When Ngakoue was asked what the racial slurs were he responded that he didn’t remember specifically but that the Bills’ player definitely made them.
“I’ve been playing this game since I was a little kid. You hear all type of stuff,” Ngakoue added. “Stuff’s not going to bother you but somebody says something about your ethnicity, that’s really kind of taking it a little bit too far.”
Incognito has been no stranger to controversy dating all the way back to his days at Nebraska. After repeated violations of team rules under then head coach Bill Callahan, the offensive lineman dropped out of school in 2004, and eventually went pro.
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.
Earlier this season Richie Incognito raised some eyebrows when he said he expected his defensive teammates to take some cheap shots at New England tight end Rob Gronkowski. The former Nebraska football star said the player deserved it because of a shot Gronkowski made on a Buffalo Bills player a few weeks prior.
Incognito has not officially responded to the allegations relating to racial slurs as now.