Last week, Miko Grimes, wife of cornerback Brent Grimes, went off on a tirade on Twitter as they were flying home from the Pro Bowl. In her rant, she blasted the NFL, its policies and the way they treat their players. We recapped the entire tirade and you can look back by clicking here.
During the tirade and for hours and days afterwards, many on Twitter wondered aloud what Brent had thought of the situation. Was he aware of it, did he approve of it and why was he letting her do this? Those questions have been answered as he appeared on the Omar Kelly show on WQAM.
“I know how she is, I know how she was when I met her,” Brent said. “She has a strong a opinion and she’s going to voice it. So if I had a problem with how she talks or how she voices her opinion when I first met her when we were dealing with each other at the beginning, I wouldn’t have married her. I see nothing wrong with what she does.”
According to the CBS Miami Website, where all these quotes also came from, Brent was sleeping while Miko was going off and wasn't aware of it until they got off the plane.
“She told me she went on a little rant. It’s funny to me because that’s kind of what Twitter is for, for people to voice their opinion and be heard. I think it’s funny that it went that big because tons of people voice their opinion all the time on Twitter.”
Brent said that the NFL isn't all that it's hyped up to be, especially in the sense of what you dream about growing up. Instead, it's completely different and the business aspect comes first.
“The NFL ain’t what you think it is as a little kid. It’s not that. It’s not what you look up to as a little kid and dream about and all that. And I learned that fast. And I what I think is sad is Miko is learning it first hand, seeing somebody she loves going through it. The NFL is a business. That’s kind of what I was alluding to when I said that it’s not what you think, like what you see growing up as a kid, when you starting loving the NFL and looking up to certain players and things like that. It’s not that. It’s a business and everything is about making money. That’s just what it is. Hate it or love it that’s what it is.”
The vast majority of fans only see what happens on game day. They don't understand the business side of it and don't see much of it either. This past week, the Grimes' family has done a nice job of slowly uncovering the hidden side of football.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata | Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs