Bills quarterback Josh Allen recently asked the media to stop talking about last month’s drama with receiver Stefon Diggs. When talking about why the media didn’t talk about it, Allen talked about something that hadn’t been talked about before.
One of the biggest lingering questions was whether Diggs was discharged from the facility prior to the mandatory mini-camp practice, or whether he had been asked to leave. According to Allen, coach Sean McDermott “Requested [Diggs] back home
This is very important for two reasons. First, it shows that something has gone wrong during conversations about issues that Allen insists is no big deal. Second, it puts the team’s characterization of the situation in an entirely different light.
The media first learned of the incident when McDermott revealed that Diggs had been absent from the mandatory mini-camp, adding that McDermott “very worried
about the situation. Then after Diggs’ agent said the player was in Buffalo and would attend practices, the team said so Diggs left the building
before you start practicing today.
That night, Diggs took to social media with this message: “I’m just going to let people hat off
. If lies help you sleep better, tell them more often.” We didn’t know who he was referring to, or what the supposed lie was.
Thanks to Allen, we now have a very good one. Diggs rightly believed that the team and its coach had mischaracterized the circumstances surrounding Diggs’ departure from the building.
Why would anyone think all was well, based on the fact that Diggs was back the next day? (Coincidentally, or not, the Bills canceled on the third day of mini-camp.) In addition to any damage that needed to be repaired for anything that preceded McDermott telling Diggs to go home, there’s more damage arising from telling Diggs to go home and then painting her as a man. stormed out.
Allen has every reason to try to get the media to ignore this. This issue will not increase the Bills’ probability of winning a championship. If anything, the story’s continued resurgence and resurgence will make it difficult for the team and Diggs to get through the situation.
Still, it’s a story. It’s worth talking about. Allen’s desire to have the media not talk about her makes it more interesting to talk about, especially since Allen provided a previously unknown piece of news.
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