The wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes claimed Tuesday morning the Oakland Raiders offensive line allowed Derek Carr to get hurt because he did not join the anthem protests.
Miko Grimes made an appearance on “The Breakfast Club” where she emphatically claimed the star quarterback’s views on the anthem protests led to his offensive line allowing him to get crushed. She even went further and said his views led to locker room fights.
“A lot of people don’t know, but the reason Derek Carr got injured was because the Raiders offensive line allowed him to get injured,” Miko explained as she launched into her story.
— REVOLT TV (@RevoltTV) November 7, 2017
This is the play in question where Carr hurt his back.
— Peter Joe (@RaiderPosts) October 1, 2017
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.