Brent Grimes apologizes to Ryan Tannehill for wife's comments
Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes issued an apology to Ryan Tannehill after Grimes' wife, Miko, attacked the quarterback on Twitter and said that the team hated him, reports Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald.
“I've said this plenty of times: My wife is my wife,” Brent Grimes said. “She talks. We don't speak the same things. That’s her. ... My wife’s opinions are her opinions. They're not my opinions. I really don’t understand why you ask me about my wife’s opinions. It's not mine.”
As Grimes responded to reporters, his fellow teammates started yelling to drown out questions by journalists.
Tannehill has thrown for 3,858 yards and 22 touchdowns on the season and is preparing to close out the season against the New England Patriots on Sunday. He calls the discussion of Miko Grimes' comments a distraction to the team.
“Honestly, at this point, I've heard what she said and I really don't want to give it the time of day,” Tannehill responded. “It doesn't affect what I think about myself, the way I go about by business and prepare to win games. The saddest part about this whole thing is we have to answer questions about it and it's becoming a distraction and this organization and this team. Other than that, it's just business as usual. Nothing's changed for me.”
Tannehill remains confident about his teammates' support.
“I feel confident about the support I have and the guys are behind me,” Tannhill said.
Brent Grimes has met with the Miami front office at least five times this season and has been asked to tell his wife to stop posting vulgar tweets directed towards Tannehill and local media.
Miko was also arrested prior to a Dolphins game this season after an incident with the local police. She was charged with battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, and disorderly conduct. The charges against her were eventually dropped.
Miko worked as a radio host for WQAM in Miami, but was fired after her arrest. Her Twitter account is private with about 10,000 followers.
- Christopher Chavez