Defiant Miko Grimes claims she was complimenting Stephen Ross

AP

Miko Grimes, the wife of Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes, worked harder on Monday than many people ever do.

For Miko Grimes, the work consisted of stubbornly defending herself against claims of anti-Semitism while also attacking those who interpreted her comments regarding Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and executive V.P. of football operations Mike Tannenbaum as anti-Semitic.

It started during her latest attack against the Dolphins, who cut Brent Grimes earlier this year in a move for which Miko claims credit. As a preface to a shot taken at Tannenbaum for his decision to give quarterback Mark Sanchez a big contract with the Jets, she explained that the hiring of Tannenbaum was part of an effort by Ross to keep “his Jew buddies employed.”

No one has defended Miko Grimes for comments that perpetuate a common Jewish stereotype; namely, that they use positions of power and influence to help other Jewish people. However, ESPN.com has provided her with a platform for advancing her defense, convoluted and nonsensical as it may be.

“When I wrote ‘jew buddies’ I was speaking about how a lot of communities (Jewish, Christian, gay, sometimes fraternities and sororities) will hire their ‘own people’ for jobs before others,” Miko Grimes told Jenna Laine of ESPN.com. “That’s a fact! Why people find facts offensive is strange to me. And now im a racist? Lmao! How?”

Setting aside the fact that hiring decisions based on (or because of) race, religion, etc. necessarily violate the laws of the federal government and pretty much every state, her comment wasn’t complimentary, no matter how hard she tries to characterize it that way in a last-ditch effort to clean up a muddy mess by apparently throwing more dirt and water on it.

Despite an ever-expanding universe of comments from Miko Grimes and reactions from people like Jay Glazer of FOX, Laine repeated in her article another confusing justification that Miko Grimes provided on Twitter: “Think I’m gonna tweet racist remarks in an attempt to offend TWO PEOPLE? Lmao!! Why would I? Why would I want to offend ‘Jewish’ ppl?”

We don’t know, Miko. Based on your entire timeline and your history of outlandish behavior, we can’t even begin to understand why you say what you say and why you do what you do. (Although we’ve always respected your creativity with a pastry bag.) All we know is that: (1) the comments were made in derisive fashion; (2) they speak directly to a common Jewish stereotype; (3) they are anti-Semitic and necessarily racist; and (4) sometimes the best strategy when stuck at the bottom of a deep hole is to put down the shovel.

She hasn’t, and she apparently won’t. The only question that remains relevant from a football standpoint is whether and to what extent the NFL team owned by a Jewish family will say or do something about it, or simply brush it off as irrelevant to their employment of Brent Grimes — and accept it as a natural byproduct of hiring someone whose wife has said and done plenty of outlandish things in the public eye.

Maybe that’s ultimately why the Buccaneers have no comment. Maybe they know that the only fair comment they could have at this point would be, “Well, we sort of knew something like this was going to happen, didn’t we?”

26 responses to “Defiant Miko Grimes claims she was complimenting Stephen Ross

  1. Wow. I knew she was a dirty little hood rat. I knew she was chronically offensive because she’s so starved for stardome and attention. But I’m a firm believer in freedom of speech no matter how racist or stupid. But one thing I have zero tolerance for is a liar. Her back tracking on what she said makes her nothing more then a spineless liar. I’m gonna sit back and watch this ding dong try to put the toothpaste back in the tube. Excuse me while I grab some potato chips.

  2. She needs help. Interested to hear her take if Brent’s play continues to decline and Tannehill/ Dolphins have a better year than Jameis/ Bucs.

  3. We all know Goodell will do nothing. He is too busy screwing Brady, stealing $110 million from the players, taking back donations from CTE researchers and Kissing the Colts, Ravens, and Jets fannies

  4. Her anti-semetic rants should not be tolerated. Don’t be surprised if the Bucs magically find someone who outplays Grimes in training camp and he gets released

  5. @dolphan13

    Freedom of speech only means one has the freedom to say whatever they like without criminal repercussions. People seem to confuse “freedom of speech”… it has nothing to do with civil action or losing your job as a result of what you say.

  6. Taking Hargreaves looks like genius now for Licht. It’s clear Grimes’ tenure in Tampa will be short-lived. Shorty-lived.

  7. Man,
    I hope that Brent Grimes and Isiah Crowell have some fun hobbies because they are both going to have a lot of free time this season on the waiver wire.

  8. The action depicted on the cake has to be the only reason Brent keeps her around. She isn’t very attractive, and fading fast. And, she can’t get out of her own way on social media. Unless she knows where a body is buried, I have no idea why Brent would keep her around.

  9. Sorry to the Bucs fans… Falcons and Dolphins fans warned you and you all said, “No, it won’t happen again as she closed her Twitter account”. Well, at least we had the decent player player in Brent, but last year he was toast against every WR over 6′ and he has been declning for years. This is a disaster and it only gets worse once Jameis gets picked off a few times and the Team loses a few games. Good Luck with the racist rants!

  10. reminds me of a court case i had to attend as a juror. the plaintiff was acting as his own counsel, and appeared to be illiterate. the stack of documents on the table were never touched…

  11. The only football Brent Grimes will be playing this season is fantasy football. On a positive note, he’ll have much more time to spend with this lovely woman.

  12. Not saying Miko isn’t her own worst enemy, but it bothers me more that people care, and are so frickin sensitive these days. Guess what? Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason. They often ring true. Who cares that some football players wife is crude on Twitter? I bet if PFT trolled the Twitter feeds of most of the posters’ on here they’d find much worse. At least she’s throwing out ideas as to why Tannenbaum was hired. His track record is brutal as a GM.

  13. True – Tannenbaums a bum & his track record of miserable deals speaks volumes, but is he better than Ireland? I just don’t know, & technically he’s not the GM – Then there’s Ross- who by all account acts like he’s STILL trying to figure out HOW to be an NFL owner…OK I get that… But when your player’s wife decides to publicly bash team decisions & everyone in the organization that she doesn’t like – then she can’t be defended at all…if Brent can’t muzzle that bimbo, he needs to grow a pair & remind her: without a job – he don’t play & she makes no more money!

  14. Mental illness is a serious problem in our society.

    It’s Obvious Mrs. Grimes needs medical attention.

    This reads more like a cry for help.

  15. Jul 11, 2016 8:27 PM
    She needs help. Interested to hear her take if Brent’s play continues to decline and Tannehill/ Dolphins have a better year than Jameis/ Bucs.
    =================================
    Anti-semitism isn’t isolated. Anyone who believes she is the exception or just stupid is ignoring a bigger problem. Thankfully, in the USA, this problem is so much smaller than it is in so many other places where people like the Grimes are much more common.

  16. Miko was correct with initial comments. The Dolphins have regressed under Ross and the GM has made some various dubious moves including letting Lamar Miller and Olivier Vernon walk away scotch – free. Adding a defensive end on the downside of his career is odd. In this era, teams build through the draft and sprinkle a free agent in, here and there. Still, Wayne Huizenga’s teams were no great shakes, either. But, H Wayne had the savvy to hire good people like Jimmy Johnson, Nick Saban and Bill Parcels. Are the Dolphin’s a “dumpster-fire”? In Ross’ tenure, sadly-yes. I moved on after decades as a fan. I wish Miami fans and your team much success this season. You deserve it! I’m trying my luck with Oakland and see RM doing an astute job there. Now to keep them where they belong.

  17. At what point will Brent Grimes realize he’s married to a loud-mouthed gold-digger? That can’t possibly be a happy household. He should kick her to the curb and find someone better.

  18. In related news … Miko Grimes being vetted by the Trump campaign as a potential VP pick.

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