Bills’ Brandon Beane Says Incognito/Ngakoue Exchange ‘Misunderstanding’
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane is saying that the verbal exchange between guard Richie Incognito and Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue during Sunday’s AFC wild-card playoff game is a ‘misunderstanding’.
“There was definitely an exchange,” Beane said Tuesday. “I think there’s a misunderstanding of what was said.”
Incognito has attempted to get in touch with Ngakoue about the exchange, according to Beane, and the team has been in contact with the league about Ngakoue’s accusation that Incognito used racial slurs during the verbal exchange.
“From what I understand, it was a little bit of on-the-field stuff, back and forth,” Beane said while also noting the team is looking into the incident.
Ngakoue said that he was unsure if Incognito used the N-word.
“No, I don’t remember, but, you know, he said what he said,” Ngakoue said. “He knows what he said. I don’t gotta repeat it.”
Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell stated that Bills players were trying to antagonize Jags players.
“I think they were really trying to get us to lose our cool and try to get penalties,” Campbell said.
“There were a lot of guys talking as if it was coached to get us to lose our cool, so we can get a 15-yard penalty. I think that’s something we’re going to have to deal with because we’ve shown we can be a little too aggressive at times.”
“They won the game. The whole situation to me is very unfortunate, and I’ll just leave it at that” Bills coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday.
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