With two Diggs brothers playing on Thanksgiving, mom watches from afar
Stefon Diggs’ mom, Stephanie, isn’t making it to quite as many Buffalo Bills games this year, but the wide receiver is understanding.
“It's no big deal. I'm grown,” he told The Buffalo News. “I don't need my mom always there – it's always nice when she is, but I would rather her be there more for my little brother, if anything.”
His little brother, Trevon, is in his second year with the Dallas Cowboys. Before that, Stephanie spent a few years often seeing Trevon on Saturdays with the University of Alabama and Stefon on Sundays with the Minnesota Vikings. Now, she’s balancing both NFL schedules.
“She's used to it. She likes traveling and that sort of thing,” he said. “My mom worked for a very long time. So this is the fun stuff that she likes – bouncing around city to city, to see new places and travel. So I think this is a nice life.”
This week’s a little different though. With both brothers playing on Thanksgiving, Stephanie is staying put.
Trevon had five tackles but the Cowboys lost in overtime to the visiting Las Vegas Raiders, 36-33, while Stefon and the Bills followed with the game in New Orleans.
“She’s gonna sit on the couch for this one, watch the game with my nephew, Aaiden,” Stefon said. “I guess she’ll cheer both teams on, just because you know I would feel a way if she would show a little favoritism on Thanksgiving. So, she’s gonna just watch the game at home, and cheer us on from the couch.”