Dolphins, Bucs don’t comment yet on Miko Grimes rant

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Miko Grimes, the wife of former Dolphins and current Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes, continued her rant against the Dolphins early Monday by, among other things, referring the decision of owners Stephen Ross to entrust the franchise to Mike Tannenbaum as an effort by Ross to “keep his Jew buddies employed.”

It was an alarming and gratuitous remark from Miko Grimes. She has responded, not surprisingly, to criticism of her comments by going on the offensive, as she often does.

For now, the Dolphins and Buccaneers have opted not to comment on the situation. The Dolphins have informed PFT that the team will have no comment. The Buccaneers also have informed PFT that the organization will not be commenting.

For Miko Grimes, the comments continue.

America is so f–king soft! No wonder we’re able to fake terrorist attacks (which are nothing but genocide on our own ppl) & yall believe it,” she said after her tweets about the Dolphins gained widespread media attention.

Here’s the problem: Miko Grimes fails or refuses to see the connection between perpetuating the stereotype that successful Jewish business people use their power to benefit other Jewish people and anti-Semitism, which is a form of racism. The fact that she’d so casually shrug off the decision of Ross to hire Tannenbaum as an effort by Ross to “keep his Jew buddies employed” shows that she believes this specific stereotype about Jewish people. Which makes her comment evidence of anti-Semitism and, in turn, racism.

Miko Grimes can deny racial bias all she wants (or change the subject by pointing to racism against African-Americans), but she said what she said. Think of any racial stereotype. If someone presents it as true in any setting (including Twitter), it’s evidence of racial bias.

If racism were manifested only by someone admitting, “I view that other group as lesser than the group I belong to,” there would be no evidence of racism. Except in the most extreme cases.

In this case, reference to a Jewish stereotype in a clearly derisive way shows racial bias and constitutes an insult to Ross, Tannenbaum, and all other people of Jewish heritage. Whether or not the Buccaneers, who are owned by a Jewish family, say or do anything about it remains to be seen.

57 responses to “Dolphins, Bucs don’t comment yet on Miko Grimes rant

  1. One good way to make someone change, hit em in the wallet. If Brent gets dropped and never plays again, then maybe she changes her racist views when the money stops coming in.

  2. grimes- muzzle your wife or divorce her.
    You want have a career for long if she continues.

  3. Sad day that someone like her even registers as a blip on the radar screen. But unfortunately, this is the result in the age of social media. I hope all those that “follow” her feel a real sense of pride that you in essence support a racist. Because accept it or not (and by her own words!!), you do.

  4. Why would any team sign that guy as long as that bozo is his wife?

    Why doesn’t Twitter just drop her?

  5. call this what you will racism, stupidity she thinks its funny and the NFL is sitting back and doing nothing, so you can go out and make remarks like this.

    BUT if a player calls another out like this its bullying and suspension

    take a few paychecks away and see if she continues to run him out of the NFL

  6. there was no point to doing this anyway. He’s been signed by another team. WHY keep going after the Dolpins?

    This woman needs to get control of herself before she talks her husband right out of the league. he’s not good enough for GMs to keep overlooking her behavior.

  7. Mike Tannenbaum ended up making a great call in cutting Brent Grimes. Miko appears to be a big time trouble-maker behind the scenes. She was the one actively smearing Tannehill in her tweets. Truth is that Brent played really well for his first 2 seasons in Miami but took a major step backwards last year. The liability of having a psycho wife who has no filter, is huge. BTW – Miko should not expect an invite to share Passover with the Glazers (or the Wilfs, the Krafts, the Snyders, the Blanks or the Davis’s.

  8. She stated that America was so soft but then was offended when others were offended by what she said. Sounds like she’s soft too.

  9. I bet if someone made similar comments about her ethnicity she would go on another rant crying about racism. Maybe she needs to look in the mirror and realize she’s an idiot.

  10. Grimes is a full blown racist idiot! She gives all of us a bad name! I couldn’t even imagine being around her for 2 minutes.

    It’s not good for the NFL or any other sport, business, game or pass time to have a racist bigot such as Miko Grimes in society. Too bad there’s not a new Alcatraz (with no internet) for bigots like her.

    Put her on an island away from NORMAL people. She needs help.

  11. As a Dolphins fan I was never bothered by her tweets and actions. I’m not on twitter and don’t care what people tweet, sepecially the spouses of athletes. I felt it was just the media milking a controversy. But this is a different matter.
    she needs to realize that her husband is the person of interest, not her. She’s just dragging him down. He has to deal with this crap. It affects him more than it does her.

  12. I understand the any particular persons relative attractiveness is subjective. That’s why I don’t get the comments about Mrs. Grimes. Are they veiled racist comments? Her attitude is hideous, but she is not unattractive.

  13. dreadnok89 says:
    Jul 11, 2016 2:28 PM
    Sigh, more black nonsense..

    You sound a lot like little Ms. Miko with your comment bub.

  14. ……….It makes me wonder about Brent’s smarts. Why on earth would you keep this woman in your life that is going to destroy your livelihood? A spouse is suppose to support you, not make you look like a idiot. Once the Bucs cut him because she is a major distraction MAYBE he’ll realize he needs to DUMP her. The Glazers won’t tolerate her & her antics………..

  15. As a Fins fan I am going to miss her. Sure she is crazy and says wacky things, but man is she ever entertaining.

  16. You sound a lot like little Ms. Miko with your comment bub.
    ——– ———–
    I guess racist? Because this site has turned into a police blotter a gossip column, or we get to hear new-rap lyrics about someone’s contract lol. I guess bub

  17. Someone tell this woman to be quiet. We’re not supposed to talk about anti-semitism in the black community. We’re all supposed to pretend it doesn’t exist. Didn’t she get the memo?

    SHHHHHH!

  18. dreadnok89 says:
    Jul 11, 2016 2:28 PM
    Sigh, more black nonsense..

    ———————————————————

    It is POS like you and whom ever gave you thumbs up that don’t belong in America

  19. Would be fun to see how unhinged she would get if the Bucs cut Brent and said it was because of her.

  20. Brent Grimes is not a talented enough player to have to put up with the headaches that his wife causes. Let her go be the breadwinner.

  21. A wise decision. It never pays to get in a urination contest with a skunk, never mind a public one. If her mouth continues to write checks Brent’s ability can no longer cash the situation will resolve itself.

  22. It is mind boggling that Brent Grimes hasn’t yet shut his wife up. I can’t imagine her ranting is worth the drama it must being him.

    What she said wasn’t racist/anti semitic or offensive but rather just dumb so I agree with her defending herself and calling the country soft because it is.

  23. It is mind boggling that Brent Grimes hasn’t yet shut his wife up. I can’t imagine her ranting is worth the drama it must bring him.

    What she said wasn’t racist/anti semitic or offensive but rather just dumb so I agree with her defending herself and calling the country soft because it is.

  24. She’s totally nuts. I don’t care if I was an NFL player, she’d still scare the crap out of me. Crazy people are terrifying.

  25. People do more damage by speaking as opposed to just shutting their mouth
    Everyone has a voice , but know your place especially if you have something stupid to say or bigoted

  26. gofor2with3pointlead says:
    Jul 11, 2016 3:13 PM

    I understand the any particular persons relative attractiveness is subjective. That’s why I don’t get the comments about Mrs. Grimes. Are they veiled racist comments? Her attitude is hideous, but she is not unattractive.

    She ain’t THAT good looking…
    To put up with THAT kind of garbage she’d have to be MUCH better looking than she is!

  27. His talent on the field isn’t worth keeping on the team with his wife around bringing unwanted attention to the organization. His wife will not stop her antics, and the Bucs don’t need to spend any time this year answering or reacting to her comments and or actions.

  28. Miko is an ultra-maroon as bugs bunny would say! Having referred to Bugs, let me say that this wascally-wabbit has more common sense than anyone on the Dolphins management staff. Did they think that Miko was going away just because they cut her all-pro husband from the team. Did they consult with Elmer Fudd or someone before they let the best cornerback on the team go?

    No one cares if Miko Grimes is an anti semitic racist or not. She has no gravitas! She sleeps with a very good football player and nothing more! Who cares what she tweets or chirps for that matter? Brent just needs to play football and snag some passes. Get the Bucs into the playoffs!

  29. I don’t even feel bad for brent anymore… I did at first but cmon now. would any of us still be with this chick? unless she has photos of him wearing women’s underwear, I really can’t understand why he hasn’t thrown her out.

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