While Buffalo Bills star Stefon Diggs has been working out with his brother, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs, in lieu of attending voluntary organized team activities (OTAs), one of his other brothers, Mar’Sean Diggs, who also goes by the name Darez, has found himself in a troubling situation.
In a video obtained by TMZ Sports, Darez Diggs was involved in an elevator fight the took place at an apartment building in downtown Los Angeles on May 29, the outlet reported. Darez Diggs “helped orchestrate the brutal attack,” TMZ reported.
The Los Angeles Police Department told the news outlet that “they were called to the scene, but the suspects had already fled when the officers arrived.” While a report for a robbery was taken, “the complainant told [police] three men had stolen an orange purse containing diamonds and other jewelry during the incident.” Thus far, no arrests have been made, but police told TMZ that an investigation remains ongoing.
The lobby footage shows Darez Diggs having a brief conversation with a man stepping out of the elevator, according to TMZ. The man re-enters the elevator, but before the doors close shut, Darez Diggs and two acquaintances get inside where a violent altercation breaks out, TMZ reported
“The footage shows the men pummel the guy to the ground, ripping off his jewelry in the process. At one point, you can see one of the men kicks the guy in the face — before they drag him into the lobby,” TMZ wrote. “The men all stand around talking further… before they seem to rip another chain off the guy’s neck… Darez then seems to leave everyone in the lobby in a different elevator.”
Stefon & Trevon Diggs are Incredibly Close with Darez Mar’Sean Diggs
While Diggs’ relationship with Trevon Diggs is the most high-profile, as the NFL stars played against each other for the first time during the 2023 Pro Bowl, and will battle it out in Orchard Park when the Cowboys take on the Bills in Week 15 this upcoming season, Darez Diggs is never too far from his brothers.
Diggs is one of five siblings. He has two half-brothers from his father’s side, Darez Diggs, and an older brother named Aron Jr. On his mother’s side is Trevon Diggs and an older half-sister named Porsche Green.
After Stefon Diggs’ father, Aron Diggs, died in 2008, Diggs, who was 14 at the time, made it a point to get close to Darez, 12, who lived one town over. “It went from not really seeing Stefon much to seeing him all the time,” Darez Diggs told The Athletic in 2018.
As a five-star recruit out of high school, Stefon Diggs turned down offers to attend USC, Alabama, and Ohio State, choosing to play college football at Maryland in order to stay close to his family. Darez Diggs, following in his brother’s footsteps, played safety at Morgan State before transferring to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
After going undrafted in 2019, Darez Diggs initially signed with the Vikings on a try-out basis while Diggs was still playing for Minnesota. In 2020, he spent a season playing for the XFL’s Los Angeles Wildcats before switching gears to work in the fashion industry.
While speaking to Twin Cities Pioneer Press in 2019, Darez Diggs credited Diggs for being a mentor.
“He just took us under his wing, knowing we didn’t have a father figure,” he told the outlet. “Just took on that role, basically. Guiding us, providing for us, being there when we needed him. Everything. Being a brother and a father. That’s tough. That’s a lot to ask of somebody that young.”
Darez Diggs Attends Many of Stefon Diggs’ Events
The Diggs brothers remain as close as ever. Photos shared on Instagram showed Darez Diggs was with Diggs and Trevon at Coachella in April, and last month, all three participated in the Bills star’s charity basketball event in Washington D.C.
Darez and Stefon Diggs also share a passion for clothing. Darez Diggs runs a lifestyle clothing brand called Blue Boii.