Chances are you may have heard of Miko Grimes before you heard of her NFL husband. Brent Grimes is quiet and prefers to fly under the radar. His wife, Miko, has the exact opposite personality.
For example, Miko had no problem bragging to Sports Illustrated about her husband’s playing abilities.
“The biggest contract my husband has ever gotten was for four years and $16 million— and he is incredible,” Miko told Sports Illustrated. “No cornerback has a better highlight reel than Brent Grimes! No one!”
The couple has one son, Aiden, who happens to be averse to football. From playing professional basketball in Europe to hosting her own podcast, Miko has a way of staying in the news.
Learn more about the Grimes family.
1. Miko Initially Thought Brent Might Be Gay When They First Started Dating
After Brent was slow to make a move when the two first started dating, Miko wondered if Brent was attracted to women. It turns out Brent was just shy, which led to Miko’s confusion.
“We were going out for a month, and he wouldn’t kiss me, wouldn’t grab my ass, wouldn’t do anything guys do,” Miko told Sports Illustrated. “I thought: It’s Atlanta; lots of guys here have beards. And I’m kind of a tomboy. Maybe he thought I’d be cool with that.”
According to Sports Illustrated, Miko stopped returning his calls after thinking he was not interested in her. After Brent’s persistence, the two continued dating and eventually got married.
2. Miko Found Herself in Controversy After a Tweet Was Perceived as Anti-Semitic
In July 2016, Miko criticized Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross for helping his “Jew buddies”. The full tweet read: “Gotta respect ross for keeping his jew buddies employed but did he not see how tannenbaum put the jets in the dumpster w/that sanchez deal?”
After Miko was criticized for being anti-Semitic, she did not exactly back down from her original comments. Miko explained to ESPN she was not intending to be disrespectful, but stood by her comments.
When I wrote ‘jew buddies’ I was speaking about how a lot of communities (Jewish, Christian, gay, sometimes fraternities and sororities) will hire their ‘own people’ for jobs before others. That’s a fact! Why people find facts offensive is strange to me. And now im a racist? Lmao! How?
If what I said is racist or anti-Semitic, why isn’t it also racist to only hire their own? America is just an easily offended, fake reacting, bunch of cry baby a– p——! Anyone that thinks I’m a racist needs to build a f—— bridge and get over it. I’m not a racist, I’m a realist.
3. She Admitted to Saying Controversial Things in an Attempt to Get Brent Released
Miko has no problem speaking her mind, even if her opinion has to do with her husband’s teammates. When Brent still played for the Dolphins, she tweeted several tweets like the one below criticizing quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
She insists it was all part of a master plan to get Brent released, so he could play on another team.
“People say I got him cut with my mouth. Duh! That was the goal,” Miko told Sports Illustrated.
Brent has denied he has anything to do with his wife’s tweets, insisting Miko’s opinions are her own. She now hosts the iheartMiko podcast.
4. Miko Played Professional Basketball in 4 Different Countries & Has Hosted Her Own Sports Radio Show
Brent is not the only one in the family involved in sports. According to the Sun Sentinel, Miko played professional basketball in four different countries.
Miko hosted sports radio shows in Atlanta and Miami while her husband was playing in each city. According to Sports Illustrated, she was fired from her Miami gig after being arrested.
Miko has voiced her opinion on a number of controversial topics, including her belief the NFL does not care about domestic violence.
5. Miko Was Arrested Before a 2015 Dolphins Game
According to the Palm Beach Post, Miko was arrested after she broke through a police barricade of bicycles prior to a 2015 Dolphins game. After being restrained, reports indicate Miko headbutted an officer, and began kicking another officer.
Charges against Miko were later dropped. In a memo obtained by the Sun Sentinel, Assistant State Attorney Antonio Lozada explained why the charges were dropped.
For these reasons — and the likelihood that a jury would find that the force used by the officers was beyond that necessary for this type of offense — the state will not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant’s words and conduct created safety concerns and that the officer was in a lawful execution of a legal duty at the time of the arrest.