Miko Grimes, wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes, claims that the season-ending injury to Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was in retaliation for his refusal to support the unpatriotic protests of the Black players. Carr is known to pray during the anthem and Grimes says that is part of the player’s anger, which led to him not getting the protection he needed from his offensive line. Indeed only the tight end, number 86, Lee Smith, who is white, seems intent on defending his quarterback.
Grimes appeared on radio and said this:
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Carr is known to pray during the national anthem, which would appear to go lock step with the part of Grimes’ story about the Bible in the locker room. This theory has also been floated by a couple radio hosts.
This is not the news the Raiders organization wants spreading around the internet. There are going to be massive problems if any part of this story turns out to be true, and given how close of a community the NFL is, there is probably a chance her husband heard this straight from the locker room.
Purposely not blocking for your quarterback because he is against the national anthem protests seems like a surefire way to get cut from a team. A player who was publicly exposed for this type of behavior would probably never play in the NFL again.
The Raiders haven’t responded to Grimes’ claims yet.
Did the Raider’s offensive line stand down? We may never know for certain, but it does appear they did little to stop Denver for ganging up on Carr. Perhaps they are really just terrible players. Oakland was awesome last year led by Carr but this year its record is below .500.
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