Buccaneers' Jewish owners might not like Miko Grimes' Dolphins tweets

There was a brief time when Miko Grimes, wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes, went silent on Twitter after he joined his new team following his release by the Miami Dolphins.

Her gag order, whether self-imposed or not, would appear to be long gone. Miko launched another Twitter tirade on her Twitter feed early Monday morning, one in which she kicked things off by comparing fans of Kobe Bryant to those of — sure, why not? — Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Miko Grimes (left), who never holds back on Twitter, with her husband, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes (right) on May 6, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
Miko Grimes (left), who never holds back on Twitter, with her husband, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes (right) on May 6, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

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And that started a string of rather unsavory tweets, which is why we linked to her account before (and you can advance at your own discretion if you so choose) and didn’t post directly. She has taken a verbal blow torch to Tannehill before, so this is pretty well scorched ground we’re talking about here for her.

So why are we discussing this again? Well, Miko — who referred to herself as “the realest football wife” — might have upset her new team when she appeared to cross the line a bit with one specific tweet that suggested that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross hired Mike Tannenbaum, the team’s executive vice president, because they were both Jewish.

How will the Glazer family, the Buccaneers’ primary owners — who are Jewish — react to this?

As Miko Grimes notes on her timeline, those who don’t like what she says can unfollow her or go elsewhere online, which is technically true. But Bucs ownership might not share that view and might not care for that statement, which is buoyed by some salty and incendiary language in other tweets, floating out in the universe with her husband a member of the team.

The company line in Miami was that Brent Grimes released because he refused a pay cut. But many have suggested that Miko’s presence was something that the Dolphins were utterly sick of and wanted no more part of. After all, she says she is employed as her husband’s manager, which adds a layer to this whole thing.

Will Miko’s Twitter suddenly take a hiatus? Or will there be other ramifications? Brent Grimes hasn’t yet played a game for the Bucs, and already his wife might have made things uncomfortable with the people who sign their checks.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!