Bills, Incognito seem to be waiting for the raw audio

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The rarely-circumspect Richie Incognito has said nothing at all on social media about the serious accusation that he used a racial slur during Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Incognito’s boss (one of them, at least) has offered up a vague assessment of the exchange between Incognito and Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue.

So why has there been no absolute statement from player or team about what Incognito said? As Chris Simms mentioned during Tuesday’s PFT Live, there’s a chance that Incognito has deliberately chosen not to say anything for fear of being proven a liar by raw audio that may, or may not, exist.

Really, why else wouldn’t Incognito say what he did or didn’t say? Why wouldn’t the Bills offer something concrete based on their communications with Incognito?

Chances are that neither Incognito nor the Bills will say anything specific or unequivocal about the comments until they know for sure that their position won’t be refuted by objective evidence.

33 responses to “Bills, Incognito seem to be waiting for the raw audio

  1. I got a great idea…. whether Incognito said it or not; let’s have the NFL put pressure on the Bills to release the Pro- Bowler without proof, so he can rejoin the Dolphins in the same way the Bills got him. Disney was right… it’s the Circle Of Life.

  2. “sticks and stones”
    people are way to serious about name calling. We live in a world of such terrible violence and we worry about names people call us. I know you’re going to say if people stopped calling each other these perceivably “bad” names we wouldn’t have so many problems. It just shows how thin skinned(is that defaming any group?)we have become. Throwing a flag or suspending someone for calling you a name! good grief!

  3. If you can’t just come out and say what you said then you’re hiding something. If it’s a little tasteless it shouldn’t be reason for going underground. If it’s awful, horrible, racist then I can see why they won’t just come out and tell us what he said.

  4. How about the accuser come out and specifically say what the accusation is. Maybe they won’t “say anything specific or unequivocal about the comments until they know for sure that their position won’t be refuted by objective evidence.”

  5. Probably because the guy that made the accusation doesn’t remember what was said. IMO. Complete BS. If someone insults you you bet you remember. The Jaguar player is not noted for his intelligence

  6. Having already been railroaded by one NFL “investigation” he probably knows that keeping his mouth shut is the best way to allow such nonsense to simply blow over and go away.

  7. If any of you don’t think the NFL hasn’t already reached out to the Jags player for a more specific response than what he provided to the local media, you are crazy. And when they reached out, and I’m sure they reached out, he surely provided what he believed to be that he heard.

    From here, there should be ample raw audio to review for what was said and put it to rest one way or another.

    Why does everyone feel the need to take a side one way or another. The Jags player obviously felt something was racially motivated (slur) said about his actual African heritage and he made a point to say it wasn’t acceptable after the game vs. fighting in the game. Would it be better served in a DM or talk it out on the field afterwards? Sure.

  8. It’s very easy to anonymously support a guy when you have none of the facts. It’s even worse to say those who object to racial invectives being tossed about are thin-skinned. Just shows how poorly you were raised.

  9. He obviously said it….Why would the accuser repeatedly say “he knows what he said” if nothing was said?

    Just fine Incognito and get it over with here.

  10. There’s a line in this story that says…

    Really, why else wouldn’t Incognito say what he did or didn’t say?

    We don’t have time for Richie to say everything he didn’t say. Im sure he didn’t call him a precious rose, should he come clean on that, Mike?

  11. Fans used to argue about the big hits and toughness of the players

    Now we’re arguing about mean name calling and how little toughness these players have

    That’s Roger Goodell’s National Integrity League. What the people running the league dont realize is that the nfl is already in its death throes because of this sort of rificulous bs

  12. Goodell needs to step in and suspend people so the NFL looks tough.
    Forget about proof, or innocence or guilt, just make stuff up on the fly, who will notice? Certainly not the fans.
    See if ratings go back up?

  13. I don’t know what he said, but looking at the guys name, I can guess what at the very least what he thought was said if the name was butchered.

    Or maybe he meant it. Or maybe it’s something else.

    Either way, why should any player comment on social media?

    Don’t people understand that social media is mob mentality? Players don’t gain much of value from EVER tweeting. No, ego stroking isn’t a gain.

  14. its so funny the people saying this dude is thin skinned if the comment really did go down, and the dudes disliking the comments favoring the jags player, like you wouldn’t be fuming if someone you barely if at all knew disrespected you, let alone threw a racial slur at you, half these high brow ignorant trolls would be the first ones throwing a tiff worst than a silver spooned teenager who’s parents ordered red balloons instead of pink at her sweet 16 birthday. Give me a break, bunch of ignorant trolls, oh, yea… Bills suck

  15. It was a CBS game, so there won’t be any raw audio. CBS does a poor job with field-level audio.

    By contrast, the ESPN MNF production has tremendous field-level audio. The difference is remarkable.

  16. I remember when football used to be about grown men beating the tar out of each other. They smoked, drank, cussed, and didn’t give two poops what anyone thought. Those were the good ole days. Now he media hyper analyzes every little thing so they can make a new story to increase their hits, but at the same time, they’re killing the game we love. Like a parasite. What are you guys going to do when you finally kill your host?

  17. The people who are bashing Yannick Ngakoue for being “thin skinned” or sticks and stones have clearly never been on the receiving end of racism. They are the same ones who approve of our snowflake in chief president who goes on childish tirades whenever someone criticizes him or calls him names.

  18. granadafan says:
    January 9, 2018 at 5:04 pm
    The people who are bashing Yannick Ngakoue for being “thin skinned” or sticks and stones have clearly never been on the receiving end of racism. They are the same ones who approve of our snowflake in chief president who goes on childish tirades whenever someone criticizes him or calls him names.
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    Hopefully you don’t teach your grandkids this, they won’t go far in life.

  19. It’s the jills way. Look at OJ. He pleaded not guilty and took a chance and literally got away with murder. Never admit to anything until the evidence hits you in the face, huh jills fans?

  20. The fanboys couldn’t care less, they still think the world of OJ Simpson.

    How low can you go?

    Buffalow.

  21. granadafan says:
    January 9, 2018 at 5:04 pm
    The people who are bashing Yannick Ngakoue for being “thin skinned” or sticks and stones have clearly never been on the receiving end of racism. They are the same ones who approve of our snowflake in chief president who goes on childish tirades whenever someone criticizes him or calls him names.
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    I learned a long time ago that name calling is just that-name calling. I’m sure that being an expert on human reactions that you know exactly what I personally have had to endure throughout my 68 years on this planet. I won’t even go into all the things I have been called from school days to work experiences to the present. My way to deal with them was to go out and be the best person I could, be the best person my mother and father taught me to be, and to try to live by the faith I have. To hate a person because he calls you a name is YOUR problem. Look into the number of children who are murdered every day because of perceived “disrespect”. Teach your own grandkids that names are only names.

  22. What we know:

    – No Bills player heard anything or will admit they heard anything
    – No Jags player heard anything or will admit they heard anything
    – When asked about the words used by the media, the accuser couldnt remember and then refused to repeat it for the record.
    – Incognito has allegedly reached out to the player unsuccessfully

    Lets wait for the audio, but this feels an awful lot like nothing really happened

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