During the Buffalo Bills season-ending press conference Tuesday afternoon, general manager Brandon Beane was asked about Bills guard Richie Incognito being accused of using racial slurs during Sunday's AFC Wild-Card game at the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has said that Incognito directed racial slurs at him during Sunday's game.
Beane said the team was still trying to gather the facts in hopes of getting all sides of the story.
“Anytime you have an accusation like that, you take it very seriously,” Beane said. “We have spoken to Richie and understand his side of the story. I know Richie is trying to reach out to the other young man that was involved.
"From what I understand, it was a little bit of on the field stuff back and forth. I know there’s one accusation. We’re looking into it. I’ve spoken with the league. We’re going to follow protocol. That’s really where it’s at.”
Beane said the Bills always support their players and added it would be "total speculation" to say the situation could influence Incognito's standing with the team.
McDermott says "they won the game. The whole situation to me is very unfortunate," when asked about the accusation that the #Bills were coached to talk trash against Jacksonville, which might have crossed the line with Incognito.
— Jay Skurski (@JaySkurski) January 9, 2018