Buffalo Bills reporter Maddy Glab apologized after she was caught on a hot mic criticizing wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
“I am very sorry for what I said and I meant no ill will,” Glab said in a statement shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Wednesday night. “I have a lot of respect for Stefon Diggs, and he has been one of my favorite players to cover. He has great character and treats the media with a lot of respect.”
Glab’s apology is in response to a video that began circulating online Wednesday afternoon. Before a Bills news conference, a live stream showed Glab speaking to reporters as they waited for a player to take the podium. “There’s no control over Stefon Diggs. Guys will do what they want to do. He’ll look me in the face and say (expletive) you… that’s how he treats everyone,” Glab said. The video has more than 1.5 million views.
Glab provided context for the viral clip, revealing that his offhand comment was intended as a joke.
“The media was waiting for players to attend press conferences when a reporter jokingly told me to go find Stefon Diggs,” Glab wrote. “I said I have no control over him: Stef marches to the beat of his own drum and I love that about him. He has a fun relationship with our video department, so I said he probably wouldn’t say yes. “I took him to an interview”.
He concluded his statement by writing, “I shouldn’t have said what I said… Stef isn’t wrong, I am.”
Glab has served as a Bills team reporter since July 2019, according to her LinkedIn page.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Buffalo Bills reporter apologizes for hot joke about Stefon Diggs
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