Derek Carr’s teammates allowed him to be injured, based on Miko Grimes, the spouse of Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes.
Miko appeared on “The Breakfast Club” Tuesday morning the place she claimed the Raiders offensive line was upset with Carr over his stance on the nationwide anthem protests in order that they allowed him to get hit on objective.
“[Carr] was against [the offensive line] protesting. And they had a fight in the locker room before that Monday night game with [Washington]. They were fighting in the locker room, and that’s the only all-black offensive line in the NFL is the Raiders,” Miko stated.
Miko stated the battle occurred earlier than a Monday night time sport between the Raiders and Washington in Week three when the matchup truly occurred on a Sunday. Carr was sacked a season-high 4 occasions in that sport whereas he was solely sacked six occasions within the different matchups this yr.
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“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, 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,” Miko stated.
Grimes didn’t reveal the place she is getting this info.
While Grimes says it was the Washington sport the place Carr received harm, the damage truly occurred the next week in opposition to the Broncos. Carr would miss the next week due to his injured again earlier than returning in Week 6.
ESPN reporter Dianna Russini stated sources with the Raiders informed her Miko’s claims are totally false.
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Russini stories the Raiders went to Washington and talked as a workforce about how they might deal with the nationwide anthem. They determined they’d stay within the locker room, however as a substitute have been compelled to return out for the coin toss as a consequence of Sunday Night Football protocol.
Sources informed Russini that Carr by no means informed his workforce stand, sit or kneel.
Raiders did not know what to do. I am informed “Derek Carr never told his team to stand, sit, or kneel. He told them I respect your choice”
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) November 7, 2017
National anthem protests have been sweeping the NFL this season as a manner for gamers to talk out in opposition to police brutality. They have been amped up after President Donald Trump publicly went after NFL gamers for kneeling through the enjoying of the tune.
Miko has made headlines within the NFL earlier than for being outspoken on behalf of her husband.
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When Brent Grimes was on the Dolphins, Miko was essential of the group and quarterback again Ryan Tannehill.
Her phrases in the end led to the Dolphins parting methods with each of them. Owner Stephen Ross informed the Palm Beach Post the Dolphins have been able to separate from the nook and his spouse in 2016.
“I think everybody knows what she represented. I thought it was best that the Dolphins move on from Brent and Miko,” Ross stated.
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