Miko Grimes: Raiders’ O-Line Let Derek Carr Get Hurt Over Protest Views

Controversial wife of Brent Grimes says locker room dispute led to intentionally lax QB protection.

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 26:  A fan of Charles Woodson #24 and the Oakland Raiders cheers before the Super Bowl XXXVII against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Qualcomm Stadium on January 26, 2003 in San Diego, California.  The Buccaneers won 48-21.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 26: A fan of Charles Woodson #24 and the Oakland Raiders cheers before the Super Bowl XXXVII against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Qualcomm Stadium on January 26, 2003 in San Diego, California. The Buccaneers won 48-21. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
By Cory Gunkel / November 7, 2017 12:12 pm

Miko Grimes is known for making outlandish, jaw-dropping claims. The wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes is no stranger to controversy, she once claimed her colorful, often crude social media presence led to the Miami Dolphins cutting her husband in 2015.

Grimes added another line to her controversial resumé on Tuesday morning, saying on the New York City radio show “The Breakfast Club” that the Oakland Raiders’ offensive line purposefully allowed quarterback Derek Carr to get injured in Sunday night’s game against the Dolphins because of his views on player protests.

“Derek Carr is a Bible-thumper to the fullest, and so he was basically trying to force the players to read the Bible before the game, and do all this stuff and they were like, ‘No, that’s you,’” Grimes told the show. “And so he was so upset about it, when the whole offensive line said they were going to kneel, he was like, ‘No, you’re not kneeling. This is America, you’re going to stand for the flag.’ And they got in a fight in the locker room, so when they came out to play, they basically had a plan.’”

To believe this incredibly damning claim, however, one would almost have to suspend reality. For starters, Carr was injured on a play that broke down, and where the offensive line by all acccounts did its job. You’d also have to accept the fact that the entire unit acted as co-conspirators to injure their own teammate and sabotage their own season. (The Raiders are currently second in the AFC West and very much in the wild card playoff hunt). Let’s also not forget that the Raiders have had a spotty offensive line at best, so it’s not like it takes much believe Carr’s injury could have happened normally, without any premeditation.

It’s easy to believe that there could have been some locker room friction due to opposing political beliefs. But to extrapolate that to intentionally sabotaging a teammate is outrageous, even for Miko Grimes.