This turn of events, along with other perceived snubs, did not sit well with Miko Grimes, the wife of the Miami player. On a flight back from Phoenix, where the game was held, Grimes expressed her frustrations in what proved to be a lengthy and wide-ranging — not to mention profane — rant against her husband’s employer.
Grimes, clearly in a mood to vent, signaled her intentions right off the bat:
Then Grimes proceeded to detail how she felt her husband was unfairly punished for missing a Pro Bowl practice, which he did for a reason very personal to her. (Note: Tweets with overt profanity are quoted below so that the offending words can be taken out. And, no, I don’t personally have a problem with profanity, but this isn’t my personal blog.)
Tweet: “session worthy of [expletive] on him @nfl? Havent u guys [expletive] on him enough? Him missing practice made u guys take the MVP from him?”Tweet: “The nfl is the [expletive], SHADIEST, DISRESPECTFUL professional sport in the WORLD!!! & as long as i breathe air, i will talk [expletive] about em!”Tweet: “Why the hell cant u guys cut him a [expletive] BREAK? @nfl do u see how hard he plays? Do u see the dedication? The toughness? U [expletives] blind?”Tweet: “There is NO REASON ALL ALL why Brent Grimes shouldnt have been MVP of the defense!!! NONE!!!! Do u hear me??????”
It could have ended there, except that Grimes had a lot more issues with the league apart from what had just occurred. She began accusing the NFL of hypocrisy for its positions on domestic violence.
Tweet: “U have these [expletives] NOMORE campaigns going on about domestic violence and sexual assault when we all know u dont GAF about women!”Tweet: “I have friends that were beaten, thrown down stairs WHILE PREGNANT, guys arrested, & @nfl suspended them 1 [expletive] GAME! Now yall care? FOH”
Tweet: “GET THE [expletive] OUTTA HERE @NFL!!!!! Im not being quiet about this [expletive] NOMORE!!”Tweet: “The @nfl only gives a [expletive] about themselves! They dont care about these players and their families. Dont let these [expletives] fool u!”
Grimes then turned her attention to the NFL’s hypocrisy on player-safety issues.
Tweet: “But dont believe for a SECOND they care about these players injuries. Its all [expletive]!! They care about MONEY!!! Thats why i tell every”Tweet: “player i talk to GET YO BREAD DOG!!! [expletive] all that other [expletive]!!! Get paid!!! There is NO LOYALTY in this business outside of fans.”Tweet: “If the @nfl cares about players, why are there TNF games? Have u guys ever thought about that [expletive]?”
The next tweet alone was worth the price of admission.
Tweet: “Do u know most injuries early in the season are bcuz training camp is TOO [expletive] MUCH ON THE BODY, U IDIOTS? @nfl But yall care huh? GTFOH!”
Then it was on to financial matters.
Tweet: “Greedy sons a [expletives]!! @nfl”
Tweet: “See how @nfl set that [expletive] up? But if u wanna leave after ur deal is up, they can tag u, TWICE!!! To make u stay! That [expletive] is comedy!”Tweet: “Then if u hold out, they fine u $30k a day n [expletive]!!!’ [expletive] ridiculous!”
Tweet: “Keep [expletive] my husband over and im gonna put a map out to the world and expose this league for what it truly is! @nfl #TryIt[Expletive]”
And with that, the rant was over.
Well, not really. Grimes at that point was receiving plenty of feedback, and posted a number of re-tweets, including by some who disagreed with her (often getting an expletive in return).
Later, Grimes began posting a manifesto, of sorts.
Tweet: “I tweet for BRENT GRIMES, who got off social media, bcuz he allowed a catch in a big game, & his own fan base [expletive] on him for 72hrs straight”
Certainly, no one can accuse Miko Grimes of not standing by her man. What the NFL makes of her accusations remains to be seen.