"when they came out to play, they basically had a plan."
Miko Grimes, wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Brent Grimes, claims to know some juicy details regarding the injury of Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr. Carr, who suffered a back injury in Week 4 and missed one game, was allegedly left out to dry by his offensive linemen after an argument regarding players kneeling during the national anthem.
According to Grimes, the Raiders' offensive line "had a plan" to not protect Carr because he tried to tell his teammates they needed to stand for the flag.
Here's what Grimes had to say this morning on The Breakfast Club (H/T Sporting News).
"(Carr) was against (the offensive line) protesting. And they had a fight in the locker room before that Monday night game with the Redskins. They were fighting in the locker room, and that's the only all-black offensive line in the NFL is the Raiders.
"Derek Carr is a bible-thumper to the fullest. And so he was basically trying to force the players to read the bible before the game, and do all this stuff and they were like, 'No, that's you.' And so he was so upset about it, 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 in a fight in the locker room, so when they came out to play, they basically had a plan."
She claims that the argument between Carr and his O-Line took place prior to the Raiders' Week 3 loss to the Redskins, which was one week before he suffered the injury. During the Redskins game, after the alleged argument, Carr was sacked a season-high four times. In seven other games this season Carr has only been sacked six times.
The Raiders picked up a 27-24 win against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night, which puts them at 4-5 on the season. Carr and co. will get to rest this weekend for their bye week before returning to action against New England. That game will be held on November 19th at Estadio Azteca, in Mexico City.
You can check out the footage of Grimes' interview with The Breakfast Club below.