A day after Miko Grimes made an anti-Semitic remark during her latest rant against the Dolphins, the team that previously employed her husband, Brent, through 2015, Miko has found the culprit: It’s the media, of course.
“The media is the problem,” Miko Grimes told JoeBucsFan.com. “They make things stories so they get clicks. They are the ones that want the fame. They wanna be famous for writing the story that got the most clicks even if it’s not really a story at all. They tell you to be offended in the title usually. It’s brainwashing at its best! I get harassed for saying [Ryan] Tannehill is a bum but Johnny Manziel’s dad can say he’s a junkie and he hopes he gets arrested so he doesn’t end up dead, and he’s praised! What if those comments from his dad are the ones that sent Johnny over the edge?
“What I’m hearing is this: If you say something the media likes and it fits their narrative (Johnny [Football] is a junkie) then whoever agrees gets praised. But if you say things that don’t fit their narrative (Ryan Tannehill is a bum) you are called a cancer and your husband should lose his job. How come Johhny’s dad isn’t a cancer? What kinda father writes those things about his son? Why not help him or talk to him privately? Everyone uses social media how they see fit. Whether you are a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a realist, or a comedian. You have the freedom to say what you want. Now if you’re in a position where saying what you want can get you fired, and you can’t feed your family, then you have to be careful. I don’t have an employer. No one can fire me. I’m very wealthy, so I don’t have an issue feeding my family. But I’m also not a racist.”
We can summarize her position far more concisely. She wants attention on her own terms.
It’s the J.J. Watt phenomenon: Look at me, talk about me, write about me . . . as long as you are praising me. If you’ll be criticizing me, mind your own damn business.
Besides, it’s far too late for Miko Grimes to characterize herself as being disconnected from her husband’s career. She has claimed that she talked Brent’s way out of Miami, and that she is the one who negotiates his contracts. She does radio interviews and podcasts and, before she was arrested prior to a Dolphins game last season, she had a radio show or her own in Miami.
Miko Grimes isn’t the usual player’s wife. She aspires to have a voice and, presumably, a career of her own in the media she dislikes. She obviously craves fame (or at least notoriety) in her own right, and not as an extension of her football-playing spouse.
I don’t care if she thinks Ryan Tannehill is a bum. A lot of people think he’s a bum. And if new Dolphins coach Adam Gase becomes one of those people over the next six months, Tannehill likely won’t be back in 2017. (Miko Grimes likely will claim credit at that point for being right all along and/or opening the team’s eyes to the fact that Tannehill is a bum.)
Regardless, she landed on our radar screen on Monday only because she dabbled in anti-Semitism. She can scream she’s not a racist, she can claim it was a compliment, she can blame the media, she can do whatever she wants. It doesn’t change the fact that, in her effort to seek attention for herself, she crossed the line, she stubbornly refuses to acknowledge she crossed the line, and she’s pissed at anyone who would dare point out either of those facts.
We’re now done talking about Miko Grimes. Not only has she taken her Twitter feed private, but she also has blocked the PFT account. At some point, however, her desire for attention on her own terms likely will result in either or both of those decisions being reversed.