Grimm’s Legal Troubles Extended To Sept. 12July 15th, 2013
One would think the Bucs and Cody Grimm would want his charges in Virginia for public swearing/intoxication swept away before the start of training camp and/or the regular season.
It seemed like that might happen, but Joe has learned Grimm’s court hearing last week was rescheduled for Sept. 12, per court records.
That hearing is for the May 26 arrest. Grimm also was nabbed on the same charge back in March. For that one, he got a “deferred disposition,” which essentially means stay out of trouble and the state of Virginia won’t punish you further. A court review/hearing on that case is set for Oct. 3.
Barring injuries to other members of the Bucs secondary, Grimm is a prime candidate to be traded at the close of the preseason, assuming he’s healthy and plays well during preseason games. Grimm surely will get plenty of work in August, and he has starting experience and plays special teams well. If another club has injuries at safety, Grimm could fetch a one of those seventh-round picks coveted by Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik.
But Grimm’s looming court situation — and a potential suspension by Roger Goodell — could make that messy.
As for making the Bucs’ 53-man roster, Grimm will have a hard time without injuries in the secondary. Greg Schiano likes the playmaking ability of Ahmad Black, and the Bucs seemingly won’t give up on last year’s sixth-round pick, safety Keith Tandy. They also might be forced to keep an extra cornerback. Last season, Ronde Barber was available in a pinch last season, but he’s gone.