A Bills team reporter was caught on a hot mic criticizing Stefon Diggs as the media was waiting for interviews with the players. Not long after her apology, Diggs weighed in sharing how he felt about the video.
In a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter), Diggs said “the audio shared was very hurtful,” saying it was insulting to his character and how he was raised.
“I’ve always treated people how I want to be treated. I greet everyone with smiles and respect. From the people in our cafe to the people that keep our building in clean & in order,” Diggs said on X. “The media or fans may confuse my competitiveness that they witness on the field as who I am as a person. But off the field I’d never treat anyone how she described & have never said anything remotely close to that to her.”
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On Wednesday, Maddy Glab, the team’s reporter could be overheard on a video saying the team was trying to get Diggs to appear for media availability, before criticizing the receiver.
“There’s no control over Stefon Diggs,” Glab said. “He’s gonna do what he wants to do. He’ll look in my face and say, ‘F you.’ It’s how he treats everybody.”
Yikes: A #Bills reporter was talking trash about Stefon Diggs but didn’t realize the mics were still on and caught everything..
“There’s no control over Stefon Diggs. Dudes gonna do what he wants to do. He’ll look in my face and say F you…that’s how he treats everybody.” pic.twitter.com/tel1IYjH4j
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) September 13, 2023
Glab posted an apology on X, saying she would “take ownership” for her comments. She said she meant “no ill will” with what she said.
“I respect the hell out of Stefon Diggs, and he has been one of my favorite players to cover. He has great character and treats us media with lots of respect. He takes time out of his day to talk to us, which he doesn’t have to do,” Glab said. “For context, media was waiting for players to come out for press conferences when a reporter joking told me to go get Stefon Diggs. I said I don’t have control over him — Stef marches to the beat of his own drum and I love that about him. He has a playful relationship with our video department, so that’s why I said he probably wouldn’t say yes to me grabbing him for an interview. I should not have said what I said, and I apologize for that. Stef is not in the wrong, I am.”
I want to apologize for what I said today. pic.twitter.com/zLKBlGlunD
— Maddy Glab (@MadGlab) September 13, 2023
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In his posts on X, Diggs described the incident as “why people don’t want to deal with the media.”
“It’s hard to fight the preconceived notions people have about you. Regardless of ever having a personal experience with them,” Diggs wrote. “We get you all have a job. And I respect it, but please remember I’m a human just like you. And if I ever made you or anyone else feel like you can’t approach me. I apologize.”
After sharing his thoughts on the situation, Diggs assured that he is ready to move forward. He capped off his message by saying that it is “time to lock back in” and that he is “forward focused.” Diggs and the Bills will be looking to bounce back on Sunday when they face the Raiders.
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