Bills call alleged racial slur by Richie Incognito 'a misunderstanding'
Yannick Ngakoue accused Incognito of using a 'weak racist slur' during Sunday's Wild-Card game.
Days after Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue accused Bills guard Richie Incognito of using "racist slurs" during last Sunday's Wild-Card matchup, Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane called the situation a "misunderstanding."
"There was definitely an exchange," Beane said Tuesday during the Bills' end-of-season news conference, via ESPN.com's Mike Rodak. "I think there's a misunderstanding of what was said. ... From what I understand, it was a little bit of on-the-field stuff, back and forth."
Beane, who said the team is still gathering information about what happened, added that Incognito has tried to contact Ngakoue about the conversation.
Ngakoue took to Twitter on Sunday night to first call out Incognito.
On Monday, Ngakoue was asked if Incognito used the N-word.
"I don't remember, but, he said what he said," the Jaguars defensive end said. "He knows what he said. I don't gotta repeat it."
Meanwhile, Ngakoue's teammate, Calais Campbell said that the Bills were talking so much trash he thinks they may have been instructed to do so.
Bills coach Sean McDermott, who took the team to the playoffs for the first time since 1999, would only offer this: "They won the game. The whole situation to me is very unfortunate, and I'll just leave it at that."
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