Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs said he was hurt by comments about his character made by team reporter Maddy Glab during a hot mic moment.
“The audio shared was very hurtful,” Diggs wrote on Twitter/X on Thursday. “And was insulting to my character and to how I 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 and in order.”
“The media or fans may confuse my competitiveness that they witness on the field as who I am as a person,” Diggs added. “But off the field I’d never treat anyone how she described & have never said anything remotely close to that to her.”
Diggs’ tweets are in response to Glab, who on Wednesday claimed he treats the media a certain way. Her words were caught on a microphone during media availability.
“There’s no control over Stefon Diggs,” she said. “He’s going to do what he wants to do.” She went on to add that, “He’ll look me right in my face and say F-U. That’s how he treats everybody.”
Video: #Bills reporter was caught on a hot mic talking badly about WR Stefon Diggs.
"He’ll look me right in my face and say FU, that’s how he treats everybody"pic.twitter.com/Ad0Mk97urB
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 13, 2023
Glab later apologized, saying she takes ownership for what she said and said she “respects the hell out of Stefon Diggs.”
Diggs continued his thread on Twitter/X, saying “Idk why it was said, but this is an example of why people don’t want to deal with the media,” he posted. “It’s hard to fight the preconceived notions people have about you. Regardless of ever having a personal experience with them.”
“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.”
Diggs finished the posts with a red-heart emoji.
Just a heads up, the mic is always hot.