Yannick Ngakoue told reporters Wednesday at the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla., that he has spoken with Buffalo Bills left guard Richie Incognito.
Ngakoue, a defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars, accused Incognito of making "some weak racist slurs" following a wild-card playoff game between the two teams Jan. 7.
“I’ve been playing this game for 12 or 13 years and have never heard anything like that,” Ngakoue said in the days that followed his original Twitter post that accused Incognito of making the offensive comments. “When somebody says something about your ethnicity, that’s taking it too far. ... You can’t say certain things."
Ngakoue's father is from Cameroon and his mother is from the West Indies.
According to reporters on the scene, Ngakoue spoke with Incognito before the AFC team's practice at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. Ngakoue said they resolved the issue and he was looking to move on. He declined to comment further.
Whether the resolution between the players is enough to satisfy the NFL remains to be seen. The league has been investigating the incident.
Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue said he and Buffalo G Richie Incognito spoke about what happened during the playoff game and they've fine now. Ngakoue said he wanted to move on from the incident. Incognito declined an interview request on Wednesday. Ngakoue said after the game that
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Incognito has not spoken to the media – or posted on social media – since Ngakoue made his accusation. He reportedly declined an interview request Wednesday at the Pro Bowl.
At the Bills' season-ending press conference, General Manager Brandon Beane confirmed the NFL is investigating the alleged incident and said "there was definitely an exchange. I think there's a misunderstanding of what was said." That investigation is ongoing.
Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson confirmed to ESPN's Michael DiRocco that he saw Incognito and Ngakoue speak Wednesday, but could not comment on what the conversation was about.
NFL players "have a huge respect for each other and sometimes the heat of the moment can get to you and you can say things you might not really mean or do things you might not really mean and be apologetic for it," Jackson told reporters. "I think it shows the true character of a man to come and apologize and/or talk about it to clear the air."
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