Cody Grimm Tight-Lipped On Arrests

May 29th, 2013

Bucs reserve safety Cody Grimm has had a busy offseason and unfortunately for Bucs brass, it has nothing to do with football and everything to do with not being a Buccaneer Man.

Grimm was pinched over the weekend at a Virginia hotel for public intoxication at 5:30 a.m. following a wedding. As it turned out, he was also cited for the same charge in March, also in Virginia, his home state.

Meeting with reporters after the Bucs OTA practice Wednesday morning, Grimm confessed he has not been behaving like a Buccaneer Man and admitted his Buccaneer fate lies in the hands of Greg Schiano, who stated in his press conference he has talked with Grimm several times since his arrests and is “disappointed.”

Grimm seems to have studied the Mark McGwire School of Testimony, saying he can only become educated by his missteps.

“I have to learn from my mistakes,” Grimm said. “I can’t change anything in the past. I have to learn and move forward. [Future with Bucs] is up to [Schiano]. All I can control is what I can do from here on out. I am not going into details about it. I’m moving forward. That’s in the past. It was an error in judgment, clearly.”

Grimm, however, practiced like a man possessed this morning. Joe’s quite confident he had never seen Grimm perform so well at a practice.

Grimm has somewhat of an uphill battle making the roster, as his only chance seems to be as the No. 4 safety. Tangling with the law in Virginia — twice — certainly hasn’t helped raise his stock in the eyes of both Schiano and Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik.

13 Responses to “Cody Grimm Tight-Lipped On Arrests”

  1. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    If it takes a player to get in trouble before giving 100% on the practice field something was wrong in the first place. NFL players should have that edge all the time because it’s the most competitive environment there is. That means prior to now he was coasting to some degree. If you have more to give, why aren’t you giving it every practice?

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    well said FLBoyInDallas

  3. tampabaybucfan Says:

    You’re in luck, Myron….this may clear the way for a roster spot for you!!!
    It never ceases to amaze me how stupid players can be….although that’s not cofined to the NFL or sports for that matter….but especially Hokies.

  4. JonBuc Says:

    Cody’s NFL career prognosis: Grimm
    He sure showed a lot of promise his rookie year. Next stop….coaching and/or Aflac salesman.

  5. Capt. Tim Says:

    Looks like the Grimm reaper may be tolling the bell for himself!

    That’s too bad. I really like Grimm, and hoped he could be a special teams monster at the very least.

    But that stunt once was stupid. Twice? It looks like a bad character flaw. And this team doesn’t need bad characters!

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think we might be blowing this a little out of proportion. It was a wedding…it is not like he was in a bar and stirred up trouble.

    I like him too, but I still think he should be cut…not because of this but because it is simply time to move on.

  7. Vabucsfan Says:

    Yes this is being blown way out of proportion, it was at the wedding of a very good friend of Grimm and he happened to be locked out of his room. He was probably making too much noise which is why cops were probably called, seems like he should have been given a noise complaint rather then arrested. Nothing wrong with this guys character or work ethic, evident in how he has come back from two brutal injuries.

  8. Cody Grimm on public intoxication arrests: an “error in judgement” Says:

    […] “I have to learn from my mistakes,” Grimm said, via JoeBucsFan.com.  “I can’t change anything in the past.  I have to learn and move forward.  [My future with the Buccaneers] is up to [coach Greg Schiano].  All I can control is what I can do from here on out.  I am not going into details about it.  I’m moving forward.  That’s in the past.  It was an error in judgment, clearly.” […]

  9. Capt. Tim Says:

    Once is a fluke.
    He ain’t learning too fast!!

  10. Brandon Says:

    Having lived in VA for most of my life, I haven’t seen too many people given DIPs without being major PITAs in the process. Police generally leave drunks alone as long as they aren’t getting into trouble or are with somebody that can take care of them.

  11. Brandon Says:

    Before Grimm got into trouble I thought he was a natural to join the Redskins considering the weakness on the roster at the safety position, Grimm’s hometown being 15 minutes away from DC, his dad being a legendary Redskin, and Raheem being the Redskins position coach. Now that he got himself in trouble… twice… there’s nothing stopping him from being a Redskin. They love taking our substance abusing castoffs.

  12. TimBukTwo@OneBucPalace Says:

    This does not bode well for Cody, not when the pecking order is probably now, Goldson, Barron, Black, and Tandy. Unless they keep 5 safeties Grimm gotta beat out Black or Tandy.

  13. scubog Says:

    Grimm was a borderline player as it was before these latest incidents. Let’s hope the young man realizes that he is at a crossroad and needs to make a better choice of the path to follow.

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