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Bills claim IK Enemkpali after Geno Smith sucker punch

The Buffalo Bills have claimed former New York Jets linebacker IK Enemkpali.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan announced in his opening press conference after joining the team that he wanted to build the Bills into a bully of a franchise. He then signed guard Richie Incognito, the central figure in the Miami Dolphins' BullyGate saga of 2013. As if that was not enough, the Bills today were awarded the waiver claim for IK Enemkpali, the linebacker who punched quarterback Geno Smith and was immediately waived by the New York Jets.

Reports indicate Enemkpali and Smith were in an argument over a plane ticket purchased by Enemkpali for Smith. The ticket was intended for Smith to appear at a football clinic hosted by Enemkpali, but Smith had a personal issue which kept him from attending. Smith, reportedly, had stated he would pay the $600 for the ticket, but had not actually made the reimbursement when the altercation happened on Tuesday.

Smith will miss at least 6-10 weeks after the punch broke his jaw in two places.

Ryan, who coached the Jets from 2009 to 2014, selected Enemkpali in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.