"(Incognito) said what he said yesterday, and like I said before, we had a great team win yesterday and I said what I needed to say yesterday", Ngakoue said. Ngakoue tweeted that he is proud of his African heritage, as is 70 percent of the NFL.
Yannick Ngakoue says whatever Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito was trying to accomplish didn't work.
"No, I don't remember but, you know, he said what he said", Ngakoue said. You hear all types of stuff. He said he didn't know if his Jaguars' teammates heard Incognito's alleged comments.
Ngakoue called out Incognito on Twitter hours after Jacksonville's 10-3 victory, referring to the offensive lineman by his No. 64 jersey. "But if he did overstep, I would have said something". "And if he did, (you) best believe I would've been one of the first people to basically check him on it because there's races".
Said center Eric Wood, via 13WHAM ABC and Fox Rochester sports anchor Toby Motyka on Twitter: "It was chippy out there but I didn't hear anything. As far as I know, he did his thing". Incognito arrived in the National Football League in 2005 amid major character concerns but was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the third round (81st overall) that year. The hashtag #iaintjonathanmartin is a reference to former Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin, a former teammate of Incognito's in Miami. The Dolphins considered the treatment to be conduct detrimental to the team.
According to that investigation, Incognito used both homophobic and racial slurs. Martin has since retired, while Incognito signed with the Bills in February 2015 and has played three solid seasons in Buffalo.
Ngakoue said he did not confront Incognito on the field. He added that comments like that show the league still has work to do with social issues. "I had to focus on the game, I had to focus on winning".