America-hating players ramped up their national anthem protests after Donald Trump implored owners to fire individuals who disrespected the flag.
But one player tried to stand for patriotic Americans and begged his teammates not protest the military.
Now you won’t believe how the anthem protesters tried to end his career.
When the Oakland Raiders played the Washington Redskins on the Monday after Trump’s comments, they were blown out and their high powered offense looked woefully ineffective.
Sportswriters shrugged it off as just a bad game.
But there may have been something deeper going on.
Many Oakland Raiders – including the entire offensive line – had knelt for the anthem.
But star quarterback Derek Carr did not.
Now Miko Grimes – wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes – claimed the team did not block for Carr and tried to get him injured because he opposed their protests and urged them to stand for the anthem.
We normally don’t indulge in conspiracy theories, however, as far as conspiracy theories go, this one’s a little too juicy to just ignore.
“Miko Grimes, wife of NFL cornerback Brent Grimes, recently appeared on Revolt TV. During that appearance, she shared a story about how the Oakland Raiders offensive line deliberately allowed quarterback Derek Carr to get hit, and eventually injured, during their Week 3 match-up against the Washington Redskins.
If you recall, Week 3 came right after President Trump called NFL protesters out at a rally in Alabama. Over 300 NFL players, coaches, and owners, protested in some form or fashion. According to Grimes, the Raiders offensive line, the only all-black offensive line in the NFL, took exception to Carr (who is white) saying that they shouldn’t kneel in protest.
An argument ensued, and, according to Grimes, the offensive line decided to abandon Carr to the Redskins pass rush.”
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 7, 2017
Raiders’ players strongly denied the allegation, but this claim also surfaced on local sports radio after the game.
And the numbers back up that the Raiders offensive line did turn out their worst performance of the season, allowing four sacks and six hits on Carr.
Was it because a group of American-hating malcontents tried to stick it to one patriotic player?
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