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An Open Letter To Miko Grimes, Wife Of Brent Grimes

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An open letter to Miko Grimes, wife of Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes

Originally written on PhinManiacs | Last updated 5/29/15

"Dear Miko,

I don’t know if you will read this but I hope you do. This is not a letter meant to sit here and bash you. It is simply a way of conveying things that take more than 140 characters. You might think I am just some 'blogger' or 'fan boy' but in reality, I am quite accomplished in my community and in the career I work in. This website is a hobby of mine that I do on the side. I have interviewed with numerous teams in the National Football League and have also interviewed with several high-profile companies. For the past decade, I have been in various positions which puts me squarely in the public eye and I have learned how to act and I hope the lessons I have learned can teach you a few things as well.

Whether you agree with it and whether you like it or not, you have a negative reputation amongst the vast majority of the Miami Dolphins fan base. There are many reasons for this and they have steadily increased over the past year or so. It’s hard to judge one’s personality over the internet. By all accounts, you sound like a great mother and a great wife. I’ve watched your videos on Instagram of you playing and teaching your son. I have seen pictures of you doing everything you can to make your family happy. I have seen pictures and watched videos of you doing things to make yourself the best that you can possibly be. I have heard numerous stories of you being completely different in person than you are on the internet. I have heard that you are one of the most down to earth people one can meet.

But then, the internet strikes and things change for the worse. This is confusing to me because on one hand, we see and hear about this awesome woman who will do anything for her friends and family. On the other hand, we see and hear this woman who is vulgar and disrespectful. I, along with many others, are trying to figure out who the real Miko Grimes is.

There are many times where you bash some players on the Dolphins. I am not telling you that you can’t and shouldn’t do that. However, one must realize the consequences it may have. If I were to publicly call out people my wife works with and throw them under the bus, what kind of impact is that going to have on my wife when she goes into work? If I call out and disrespect those who can be advocates for my wife and her career, what kind of impact is that going to have on her life and career path? If my wife was in a career where she is in the public eye and is supported by fans, yet I called them out on a daily basis, what kind of impact would that have on her career? There are times when you need to hold your tongue and keep things to yourself. You have failed to do that on a daily basis.

You have dreams and inspirations of landing on a national platform to voice your opinion. You have told us this many times over the years. However, you have not been successful in doing so. You wonder why you can’t get a national platform but then you turn around and call your followers and others all sorts of names. Some of the words and phrases that come out of your mouth are cruel, vulgar and downright disrespectful. Yes, I understand you have a lot of people coming at you every day trying to get under your skin and rile you up. Guess what? They are succeeding.

Now, imagine if you were on a national platform. The amount of people following you would likely double, perhaps even triple. That means more people coming at you in more ways than you could have ever imagined. If you can’t handle it now at a local level, how will you ever handle it at a national level? Surely, producers and top executives have noticed this.

Do you see Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic, Colin Cowherd, Mike Florio, Peter King, Greg Gumbel, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Tim Russert, Shaquille O’Neil, Troy Aikman, Chris Collinsworth, John Madden, Al Michaels, Wolf Blitzer, Joe Buck, Matthew Berry, Jay Glazer, Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen, Andy Katz and countless others go off and call those who follow them cruel and disrespectful names? They don't. And by chance, if they ever did, you bet that they would be immediately suspended and/or fired. I know that there are hundreds of people every day who personally attack these journalists. Yet, they understand that they can simply ignore it and move on with their lives. Do you think a top executive wants to hold their breath every day hoping that one of their on-air talents doesn’t fly off the edge and go off on rants like you do? No, they don’t.

There is no doubt in my mind that you are very smart and know a ton about football. You also know a ton about basketball and other sports. You obviously have access to what goes on behind the scenes that none of us can get. But, when you criticize us and talk down to us, we don’t listen to what you’re saying about the truth. We, as humans, feel quite disrespected and it becomes personal. Thus, the entire message is lost. There are many ways of going about relaying your knowledge without coming off as someone who has no respect for those who follow you. Unfortunately, the perception of you is that you have no care in the world for the very fans who cheer your husband and his teammates. Whether you agree with it or not, is the truth.

There are many other things to talk about but I think my point has been made. The damage you have done over the past several weeks, months and years can still be repaired, if you even care anymore. It starts at the top with you by understanding that there are things you should and shouldn’t say. It starts with you realizing that if you ever want to accomplish your dreams of becoming a top-notch journalist and on-air talent that you can’t just speak whatever you think. You call it real but the executives in the industry call it a liability.

I hope you have taken these words under consideration. I hope you change. You are entertaining when you simply relay the message without all the name calling and disrespect. But when you cross the line, it’s a battle that you are never going to win.

Sincerely,

Matthew Cannata
Founder and Owner of PhinManiacs.com"

http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/an_open_letter_to_miko_grimes_wife_of_dolphins_cornerback_brent_grimes/18794708

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Good read. I always cringe when i see people on here actually defend her lol

I loved Brent playing here, but I don't blame any team for not wanting to put up with her nonsense. I don't regret letting Brent go at all. Mainly because of her.

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I laugh at the thought of miko in people's heads. I don't take this game that serious to allow something so trivial to affect my day like the things she says. If Miko Grimes affect you with her words you need to evaluate what's important in your life

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I laugh at the thought of miko in people's heads. I don't take this game that serious to allow something so trivial to affect my day like the things she says. If Miko Grimes affect you with her words you need to evaluate what's important in your life

It's true. I don't even follow her so it doesn't bother me but the stuff I hear is ridiculous. If teammates get a hold of what she's saying that wont be good.

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It's true. I don't even follow her so it doesn't bother me but the stuff I hear is ridiculous. If teammates get a hold of what she's saying that wont be good.

If she was just some idiot loudmouth wife, that would be one thing, but she is his manager. She can't be helping matters.

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I laugh at the thought of miko in people's heads. I don't take this game that serious to allow something so trivial to affect my day like the things she says. If Miko Grimes affect you with her words you need to evaluate what's important in your life

I don't know that anyone thinks it "affects" them, but I do find it interesting that the dislike of her is not limited to Falcons fans. The fans of teams he plays for tend to dislike her. I don't see any problem with anyone stating that.

I'd love to have the dude back. But his wife is a clown shoe.

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emotionally reactive child - not only do we and everyone else know all this **** she is bitchhing about - like she is the whistleblower here - she then personally attacks while trying to talk about business situations and the real world, nobody will ever take this seriously and **** sure wont be anyone making any type of decisions - how she does not realize this is amazing, I think Brent is very entertained or is turned on by her racket and reactivity. Nobody hides things on twittter everyone rants but she gets some attention because of her personal attacks and Brent coming off as this chill hard worker everyone likes. If she wants to be Kanye, fine but this is not how you do it, she is never going to get paid being a noisemaker.

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I think the Internet has created a lot more Dr. Jeckyll, Mr. Hyde type personalities. Some are much different and meaner people on the Internet, than they probably are in real life. I suppose the Internet takes away the filter that some use in person-on-person relationships, and allows the more evil darker side of the personality to come out and play.

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sweet Jesus years later and we are STILL talking about this Miko twat...

Sure the guy hit the nail on the head, but really who ****in cares. the ***** isn't our problem and her husband isn't a falcon anymore.

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I laugh at the thought of miko in people's heads. I don't take this game that serious to allow something so trivial to affect my day like the things she says. If Miko Grimes affect you with her words you need to evaluate what's important in your life

She's a joke. The problem is she's hurting her husband's career.

Like it or not, kids look up to athletes. When one of their favorite player's wife acts like this in public, it's a problem.

She has the right to say whatever she wants, and we have the right to react to it how ever we want. That doesn't mean she's in our heads. She's a spectacle, and a pretty horrible person.

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