NFL wife claims all-black offense punished team’s own QB for opposing anthem protest; Raiders respond

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr got injured because his all-black offensive line refused to block for him. Why? Because Carr wanted his teammates to stand during the national anthem.

That’s what Miko Grimes, the wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes, said Tuesday on the syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club.”

“The reason Derek Carr got injured was because the Raiders’ offensive line allowed him to get injured,” Miko said. “Because he was against them protesting. They were fighting in the locker room. That’s the only all-black offensive line in the NFL is the Raiders.”

Miko continued:

“Derek Carr is a Bible-thumper to the fullest. He was basically trying to force the players to read the Bible before the game, and they were like, ‘No, that’s you.’

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 into a fight in the locker room. So when they came out to play, they basically had a plan.”

Here’s a video of Carr getting sacked, during which he’s tackled and injures his back.

The Raiders’ backup quarterback, EJ Manuel (who’s black), stepped in for the injured Carr.

Several members of the Oakland Raiders pushed back on Miko Grimes’ accusations, calling them “fake news” and a desperate plea for attention.

Raiders cornerback Antonio Hamilton tweeted: “A lie don’t care who tells it as long as it’s told. People will do and say anything just to get a few mins of fame. Almost ever [sic] word was false.”

Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Donald Penn also denied that he and his teammates intentionally allowed their quarterback to get hurt out of spite.

Penn tweeted: “It’s crazy how people will make up lies and tell a story so false and untrue 2 get them some attention. I hope it was worth it all lies.”

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The NFL’s popularity has plunged since quarterback Colin Kaepernick launched the protests in August 2016. Ratings for NFL games have tanked, and advertisers have even threatened to pull their ads if the protests continue.

Last weekend, legendary sports broadcaster Vin Scully vowed to boycott NFL games, citing the protests. Scully — a lifelong football fan who used to watch NFL games every Sunday — said he cannot support anyone who disrespects the national anthem, and by extension, the United States military.

“I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform,” Scully said. “So the only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach [but to act]. I will never watch another NFL game.”

Samantha Chang

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