Miko Grimes is stirring the pot again.
Grimes’ husband, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes, doesn’t have any association with the Raiders, but that didn’t stop Miko from making a damning accusation against Oakland’s offensive linemen Tuesday during an appearance on “The Breakfast Club.”
Grimes asserted that Raiders linemen allowed quarterback Derek Carr to get injured in a game against the Washington Redskins earlier this season after Carr took issue with his teammates protesting during the national anthem.
“(Carr) was against (the offensive line) protesting,” Grimes said, “and they had a fight in the locker room before that Monday night game with the Redskins.”
“… Derek Carr is a Bible thumper to the fullest. And so he was basically trying to force the players to read the Bible before the game and do all this stuff, and they were like, ‘No, that’s you.’
“And so he was so upset about it, (and) when the whole offensive line said they were going to kneel, he was like, ‘No, you’re not kneeling. This is America, you’re going to stand for the flag.’ And they got in a fight in the locker room, so when they came out to play, they basically had a plan (to let Carr get hit).”
That offensive linemen would intentionally miss blocks to allow their QB to take a hard hit is a pretty damning accusation. The Raiders, for their part, vehemently denied Grimes’ claims, starting with left tackle Donald Penn.
Penn’s teammates, including cornerback Antonio Hamilton, punter Marquette King and running back Jalen Richard, also closed ranks.
As for the validity of Grimes’ conspiracy theory, the Washington Post did a pretty thorough breakdown of Oakland’s offensive line play from that Redskins game and concluded there’s no real evidence of the Raiders trying to get Carr hurt.
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