If the goal of Miko Grimes’ behavior a year ago in Miami was to get her husband, Brent, released by the Dolphins, perhaps she doesn’t realize that they already did.
In an extended Twitter rant that was captured by TheBigLead.com, Grimes continued her assault on the Dolphins — with specific criticisms of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, owner Stephen Ross, and V.P. of football operations Mike Tannenbaum.
The rant began as a question of the relative basketball merits of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. Miko eventually compared Kobe Bryant fans to Ryan Tannehill fans.
“Both are super stupid but at least Kobe was a baller,” Miko Grimes said. “Tannehill is a bum!”
She then took a five-hour break before returning with this: “The Dolphins f–king stink! They will never be great as long as Stephen Ross is the owner, Tannenbaum is the G.M., and Tannehill is the QB!”
Next, Miko Grimes claimed that Brent was going to retire if he stayed with the Dolphins and that she “got him out of his contract. . . . Now we got Jameis!”
“No way I was gonna let him retire with a bum at QB, G.M., and owner! No f–king way! We will go out on a high with a REAL QB, not a WR at QB!” Miko Grimes added.
After another 20-minute break, the rant took a turn that could cause problems for Brent Grimes in his new place of employment.
“Gotta respect Ross for keeping his Jew buddies employed but did he not see how Tannenbaum put the Jets in the dumpster w/that Sanchez deal?” Miko Grimes said, before adding that “you won’t hear any of this while we’re in Tampa.”
She may have already said too much. Whether Miko Grimes knows it or not, ownership of her husband’s current team also is Jewish. Family patriarch Malcolm Glazer’s parents were Lithuanian Jewish immigrants. Last year, Bryan Glazer gave $4 million to a Jewish Community Center in Tampa.
PFT has requested comment from both the Dolphins and the Buccaneers regarding the remarks. Miko Grimes has not yet deleted any of the tweets, telling anyone who objects to her words to “stay off Twitter if ur sensitive.”
That disclaimer may not be good enough. While the Glazers clearly want to win (as the revolving door in the head coach’s office confirms), they may decide that the distractions created by Miko Grimes already outweigh whatever value Brent Grimes can bring to the franchise. At a minimum, they may want to let her know that comments like that are indeed anti-Semitic, even if she thinks anyone who believes that is “soft as puppy sh-t.”