Antonio Cromartie Has Big Boy Problems

February 22, 2010 – 3:00 pm by Ryan Phillips

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San Diego Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie was likely on his way to being traded this offseason because team management doesn’t think he’s tough enough. Cromartie is easily one of the most athletically gifted players in the NFL and just two years ago he was a Pro Bowler who snagged a club record 10 interceptions. Turns out he’s also apparently unaware of the existence of any form of birth control.

An attorney for the mother of one of his children claims Cromartie is past due on $25,000 in child support after missing his Feb. 1 payment date for a few of his kids. Apparently the Florida State product has had issues with paying his support on time in the past.

Here’s the kicker, the San Diego Union-Tribune states that, “Cromartie, 25, has at least seven children with six different women in five states.”

Let’s break that quote down in sections.

AT LEAST seven children? That means we’re not even sure that’s the right number! When you can’t remember how many kids you actually have, that’s a serious problem.

SIX different women? After the first four did he not think it would be a good idea to wrap up when he met a new girl? Personally I think one night he was out at a club, saw a lovely young woman and the first thing he thought was “yeah baby, I could totally see you as the mother of my next illegitimate child.” I’m sorry but to have that many children when you’re not trying you have to either be stupid or secretly wanting them. I’m banking on the former for Mr. Cromartie.

FIVE different states? What, you didn’t want your baby-mamas to find out about each other or something? Why so many states? I mean if you’re going to be spending so much money on child support is it really wise to be traveling so much? No wonder he’s late on his payments, the airline bills for all the personal life baggage he totes around must be insane.

Cromartie signed a five-year contract with $7.35 million in guarantees after being drafted in 2006. For one daughter he owes $3,500 monthly. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if each kid gets that much cash, that would be $24,500 a month. That’s $294,000 a year. After taxes he’s probably pulling in around $735,000 a year. When you toss in court fees, lawyers, etc, it means the dude is losing about half his yearly salary paying child support and related expenses.

Wow. Just, wow.

And it wont end any time soon for Cromartie. All of his kids are under six years of age, which means he’s going to be paying for them all for at least 12 more years. At a minimum he’ll spend $3.528 million in child support over that span.

Antonio, this is just between you and me. I’m looking you in the eye (via the internet), seriously, wrap it up. No more freaking kids. Got it?


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  1. 5 Responses to “Antonio Cromartie Has Big Boy Problems”

  2. absolute animal!

    By eg on Feb 23, 2010

  3. ‘Ton, just remember: “They see me rollin, they hatin.”

    Keep it up, Big Dog! (Literally and figuratively)

    By Tiger Woods on Feb 23, 2010

  4. Note: Cromartie also reads on approximately a 3rd grade reading level, which is ubsurd with his level of educational opportunity graciously bestowed upon him due to his high level of preformance in football and the American public school systems. He is passing these traits on to all these children. Come on man, wear a rubber.

    By Come on Man! on Mar 1, 2010

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