Oakland Raiders: 1, Miko Grimes: zero.
After the spouse of Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes alleged the Raiders offensive line deliberately allowed quarterback Derek Carr to get hit in Week four’s recreation towards the Redskins, leading to a again damage, his teammates squashed Grimes’ allegations Tuesday following her look on “The Breakfast Membership.”
“It’s loopy how individuals will make up lies and inform a narrative so false and unfaithful 2 get them some consideration I hope it was value all of it lies,” deal with Donald Penn tweeted, to which teammate Erik Harris replied, “Loopy bruh!”
Grimes, no stranger to stirring the pot each on and off social media, claimed a locker-room struggle relating to the workforce’s stance on the nationwide anthem prompted the offensive line to purposely let Carr, 26, get harm in the course of the Sept. 24 loss towards Washington.
“[Carr] was towards [the offensive line] protesting. They usually had a battle within the locker room earlier than that Monday night time recreation with the Redskins. They have been preventing within the locker room, and that’s the one all-black offensive line within the NFL is the Raiders,” Grimes stated, by way of Sporting Information.
“Derek Carr is a Bible-thumper to the fullest. And so he was principally making an attempt to drive the gamers to learn the Bible earlier than the sport, and do all these things. They have been like, ‘No, that’s you.’ And so he was so upset about it, when the entire offensive line stated they have been going to kneel, he was like, ‘No, you’re not kneeling. That is America, you’re going to face for the flag.’ They usually received in a battle within the locker room, so once they got here out to play, they principally had a plan.”
Carr was sidelined for every week following accidents sustained through the recreation.
And whereas Grimes has since turned her consideration again to Twitter, the place she referred to as out Penn for “appearing like a h-e,” ESPN’s Dianna Russini confirmed in a collection of tweets Tuesday a locker-room altercation between teammates by no means befell.
“Advised by a number of Raiders sources this declare is totally false. This couldn’t be farther from the reality,’” Russini tweeted, including they traveled to the nation’s capital and mentioned how they might deal with the anthem protests, deciding to remain within the locker room through the efficiency of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”