Just when you thought that you had heard it all from the entitled multimillionaire crybabies who have sucked all of the joy out of sports, along comes this insane story about black athlete privilege.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just put the finishing touches on another dumpster fire of a season in the Jameis Winston era by firing head coach Dirk Koetter and trying to find a chump who is willing to take the money for what is the worst coaching vacancy in the NFL this season.
Despite the dismal 5-11 record, Koetter was the fall guy for his sex abuser/turnover machine quarterback and a putrid defense that some suggested had quit on their coach.
Now that has been affirmed thanks to the admission of cornerback Brent Grimes who will be a free agent this year but may have a tough time landing another gig after he coughed up the truth that he mailed it in because being asked to cover the best receivers on opponents teams for a mere $7 million a year was disrespectful to him.
This isn’t bullshit either.
Brent Grimes says Bucs 'disrespected' him with low pay of $7 million to cover top receivers https://t.co/Jy3K9y8t4j
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) January 4, 2019
Via The Tampa Bay Times, “Brent Grimes says Bucs ‘disrespected’ him with low pay of $7 million to cover top receivers”:
At 35, Grimes signed a one-year contract in March as a free agent with a base salary of $7 million and $1 million in incentives.
He missed the first two games with an injury but became discouraged by his assignment in Week 3 against the Steelers.
Grimes said it was “disrespectful” that Bucs coaches asked him to shadow the Steelers’ Antonio Brown and other top receivers because he was only making $7 million when cover corners make $12 to $14 million per year.
“That’s not right,” Grimes said. “That’s disrespectful and it (expletive) up my whole vibe for the whole year, to be completely honest. Because it’s just disrespectful. I just felt disrespected.”
In that game, Steelers receiver Juju Smith-Schuster beat Grimes for a 44-yard gain and Brown had a 27-yard touchdown reception.
Grimes also said he was benched in the second half of a 48-10 loss at Chicago because he was on his cellphone at halftime.
“It’s (expletive) 2019,” Grimes said. “Phones are everywhere, bruh. That’s ridiculous.”
Grimes also was benched briefly against Dallas after using the technique he said Hoke taught on a running play that resulted in a big gain by Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
“I got pulled out of that game for that play,” Grimes said. “When they put the other guy in, because that’s what they coached, the same thing happened.
“I was done.”
This is just another sad tale from the most dysfunctional organization in all of pro sports and it’s going to be tough to find another team that will willingly ingest this cancer into the locker room – not even for the $7 million bargain basement amount.