Miko Grimes, wife of recently released – in favor of Byron Maxwell! – Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes, has gone on yet another rant, this one in defense of her husband. Previously Grimes had gone after Ryan Tannehill, whom Adam Gase will attempt to rebuild, and today it’s basically everyone else. SCORCHED EARTH, MOTHERFUCKER strategy, it seems.
The full thing, edited for clarity and readability:
Imagine being undrafted, shipped over to Europe, sitting on the practice squad bench for three years, finally getting a chance to play, making the Pro Bowl the 2nd year you’re allowed to play, rupturing your Achilles, knowing your athleticism is your MAJOR advantage but getting released because your team doesn’t think you will return to form, returning to form, getting your first real contract, making three pro bowls in a row, in your 30s, making your team’s top 50 players of all time list, then being told that you’re not worth your paycheck. That’s Brent’s life in a few tweets.
No one has ever believed in him, outside of Emmitt Thomas, so why do you think he/we cares about your tweets? None of you ever cared. It’s cool. You know who did care? ME! I’ve always cared and will continue to care. I was alone for YEARS yelling ‘Brent Grimes is the best!’ Catch the fuck up!
You think your tweet makes my foundation shaky? In your fucking dreams! I’m more confident about my husbands skills now thank I ever was! Wherever he lands the team will know they’re getting a player that has been told no so many times that he FEEDS off of it! You can’t fake that! You can’t put the hunger of knowing you’ve been the best at your position since you entered the league into someone. That hunger baked for years!
Most of the league will never know the feeling of being a free agent twice! Imagine if you still possessed the skills you’ve always had and feel AMAZING rolling into 33 and free agency? Not many players will ever have that feeling. My husband is SPECIAL!! He is a RARE breed! The fact that the scouts and GMs don’t know that is proof of how stupid the important people in this league are. Those guys wouldn’t know talent if it came with a manual. And you believe everything they say/do. What a shame! The whole set up is a shame! This league is stupid!
From the way contracts are set up, to the way they cover up all the bullshit that goes on. And the fans feed into it all. Fanduel and DraftKings got y’all thinking you can analyze a player based on numbers. That’s sick! You actually think numbers is the best way to analyze a football player? Y’all are so dumb! Numbers should be the LAST measuring stick of football, yet it’s somehow first. Somebody ruined football and I’m so disappointed! I used to really love this game, but now it has come to this. Get your money and get out healthy, and pray you don’t kill yourself or anyone you love once you retire. But don’t you DARE say how you truly feel because then you will be called names and asked to leave. Y’all got it!
Just know that Brent and Miko Grimes will always be a team! We will always ride for each other. and we will continue to tell you the truth! And if you think me saying the baby is ugly is the worst thing I could’ve done, you’d be wrong. Contrary to popular belief, I know how to keep a secret. I know when to be quiet. I also know when to speak up! If u don’t like me, cool. I’m not here to be liked. I’m here to be me.
If for any reason you feel like tweeting me some B.S., just know I wont respond. I no longer choose to give you idiots a platform. I’m done sharing it. I will continue to live my life the way I see fit and whatever team my husband plays for will know what kind of woman I am and they will respect me for who I am, not for my opinions. you have never heard my side of why I said what I said but I promise you whatever team he ends up with will hear it and will respect me even more afterwards. They will be the only people that know my side of this. How’s that for a big mouth girl that wont shut up? Y’all don’t know me! Y’all only know what I show you in 140 characters. I’m everything! Every man needs a Miko!
If you don’t think you need a Miko, your life will always be mediocre. You will never matter. You probably wont even reach your full potential in life! I push my man to be GREAT! He can never settle for average with me by his side. If I didn’t push him, he might not be in the league today since everybody kept telling him he didn’t belong. He might have believed y’all and gave up. but he has a Miko! Miko gets shit done!
So save all your “you cost your man millions” bullshit! Nobody believes you, especially us! And whatever is meant for us, NONE OF YOU can stop it!
We’re ready for the next chapter in our lives and wherever that leads, we welcome it with open arms. We will walk forward with confidence in our steps and pride on our shoulders knowing we never let people hold us back or get in our way of the goal, which is to get PAID! Who wants to go out every Sunday, risking their life, and not being compensated properly?! The objective is to get paid. never forget that! And after you get paid, then you out work everyone. You out hustle everyone. You out smart everyone. You out play everyone. And if you win, dope! But if you don’t, at least you know you put it all on the line and gave your teammates everything you had. THAT’S who Brent Grimes is. And THAT’S why I will always ride for him and talk my shit! You wont find a better more dedicated more focused, hard working, humbled guy in the league.
So when I hear people trying to bash him, it brings my claws out. YOU’RE BAD! I don’t claw people for speaking the truth. I don’t even claw people I know aren’t smart enough to know they’re stupid. I claw disrespect! I claw sexism and I claw racism. Watch your fucking neck!
If u never disrespect me or mine, you’ll never hear from me. Period. Your opinion is yours, but nowhere in your opinion should I be disrespected.”
I’d like to think my wife would do this sort of thing in defense of my blogging skills. Yet one of her most recent Tweets is three years old and was a screenshot of her making fun of me for wearing a onesie:
— Dana L (@dleigh10) January 18, 2013
H/T to (@Andy_German)