Richie Incognito still under investigation by the NFL for alleged racial slurs
Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito seems to have escaped punishment for his alleged racist behavior during a 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the wild card round on Jan. 7, according to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, though the Bills beat writer later reported that the NFL is not yet done with the investigation.
Following the Jaguars wild-card victory over Buffalo, Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue accused Incognito of using derogatory language with racial tones, causing a controversy.
Carucci earlier posted a tweet which said that the NFL already finished its investigation on the matter and that Richie Incognito would not be face any punishment. Carucci, however, has since deleted that tweet, making another report that says that the NFL has not yet concluded its investigation of Incognito’s actions.
#NFL spokesman says league's investigation into Richie Incognito playoff-game exchange is "not done" and that the matter "remains under review."
— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) January 23, 2018
This is seconded by Mike Rodak of ESPN, who also noted that Ngakoue and Incognito will cross paths again this weekend in Orlando, as the two are part of the AFC team going up against the NFC side in the Pro Bowl.
The NFL said Monday evening it continues to review accusations by Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue that Bills guard Richie Incognito used racial slurs in a Jan. 7 playoff game. The Buffalo News reported earlier Monday evening the league’s investigation had concluded and Incognito was “not expected” to be disciplined. Incognito and Ngakoue will be teammates on the AFC squad of Sunday’s Pro Bowl.
The 34-year-old Incognito signed a three-year contract with the Bills in 2016 and is bound to be a free agent at the end of next season. He played in all of the Bills’ 16 games in the regular season.