Stephen Ross Says Miko Grimes' Twitter Antics Played a Part in Releasing Brent Grimes

For the past three years, the Miami Dolphins had a very fine cornerback in Brent Grimes. They also had a very prominent critic in Grimes' Twitter-happy wife Miko. So when the Dolphins parted ways with Mr. Grimes earlier this month, everyone couldn't help but wonder if Mrs. Grimes (AKA @iHeartMiko) had something to do with it. 

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross confirmed yesterday that Miko's constant criticism of the team in fact played a part. 

"I think everybody knows what she represented," Ross told the Palm Beach Post. "I thought it was best that the Dolphins move on from Brent and Miko.”

Miko wasted no time taking to Twitter to refute Ross' claims. 

Indeed, other reports suggest the Fins tried to restructure Brent Grimes' contract, but he decided to become a free agent. He signed a two-year, $13.5 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shortly after parting ways with the Fins. 

So, basically, Ross says Miko's criticism of the team may have played a part in deciding to part ways, but Miko says she and her husband are better off anyway. In turn, the Dolphins have signed Byron Maxwell, who is also a pretty good cornerback. Sounds like everyone is better off. 

Of course, now ends the story of Miko Grimes in Miami. 

Miko first caught our attention by tweeting a picture of the XXX-rated birthday cake she had made for her husband, but she remained on the radar for constantly tweeting about the team. 

She memorably ripped the Dolphins coaching staff, quarterback Ryan Tannahill, local reporters who covered the team, and even fans who crossed her. Things took an even odder turn earlier this year when she was arrested after a confrontation before a game. The Dolphins reportedly tried to persuade Brent to get Miko to lay off the criticism, but despite her deleting her Twitter account or placing her feed on private multiple times, she always returned. 

We hope she enjoys Tampa. 

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