Antonio Cromartie Biography
Antonio Cromartie is an American football cornerback. He was born on April 15, 1984 in Tallahassee, Florida to Haitian-American parents. He spent most of his childhood in his hometown and is of African-American ethnic background.
He was a versatile player at Tallahassee’s Lincoln High School and he earned the 2002 USA Today defensive player of the year. He also ran track in high school. Cromartie accepted an athletic scholarship offer from Florida State University, where he played for coach Bobby Bowden’s Florida State Seminoles football team from 2003 to 2004.
Cromartie tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in July, 2005 during voluntary workouts before his junior year and was forced to miss the entire 2005 season.
On July 25, 2006, Cromartie signed a 5-year with the Chargers. In his first season with the Chargers, Cromartie saw action at cornerback and on special teams. Toward the end of the season, Cromartie handled some punt and kickoff return duties.
Cromartie was traded to the New York Jets on March 4, 2010 for a third-round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft that turned into a second-round pick based on Cromartie’s performance. The Jets re-signed Cromartie to a four-year contract on August 1, 2011. Cromartie was released by the Jets on March 9, 2014 and he signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.
On March 12, 2015, Cromartie signed a four-year deal to return to the Jets. On February 22, 2016, the Jets released Cromartie after just one season. On August 22, 2016, Cromartie signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts. On October 4, 2016, after just four games with the team, Cromartie was released.
Antonio Cromartie Age
He was born on April 15, 1984.
Antonio Cromartie Wife
Cromartie married Terricka Cason on November 10, 2008. The couple has five children.
Antonio Cromartie Kids – Antonio Cromartie Children
Cromartie and wife Terricka Cason have five children. Cason gave birth to a daughter, Jerzie Blue, in April 2010 and a son, Jagger Beau-Antonio, in early 2012. They welcomed twins in 2016, a son named Jynx Revell-Antonio, and a daughter named J’adore Nayvi. Cromartie has other 9 children with 8 different women. they add up to 14 children.
Antonio Cromartie Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $32 million.
Antonio Cromartie Salary
Information about his salary will be updated.
Antonio Cromartie Contract
Career Earnings: $35,250,000
Career APY: $7,050,000
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Antonio Cromartie Vasectomy
The most impossible thing about all of this, though, might be the most recent additions to the Cromartie family — twins that arrived in 2013 and a baby girl who was born last month. Because all three came after Cromartie had a vasectomy in 2013.
That would seem to indicate one of two things: 1) Cromartie possesses bionic sperm that medical science cannot prevent from fulfilling its mission of fertilization; or 2) his vasectomy was botched.
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Antonio Cromartie Fired
He was excommunicated from the NFL for protesting. Cromartie played for the Jets from 2010-2013 during the Rex Ryan era and returned for one more season in 2015. Last year, he played in four games for the Colts before he was released in early October.
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His wife Terricka has said Cromartie, the first Colts player to demonstrate during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was fired because he took a knee. Cromartie did struggle and was benched before he was released Oct. 4, 2016. Two weeks after he was cut, Colts owner Jim Irsay was quoted saying football stadiums are not the place for political protest.
“If I get the opportunity, I would love to play. But if not, then I’m satisfied with my career,” he said. “Being at home, being a father, being a husband, there’s nothing better than that.”
Antonio Rodgers Cromartie
They are cousins. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie played cornerback for the New York Giants, and Marcus Cromartie, a free agent cornerback.
Antonio Cromartie Released
He was released on Oct. 4.
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Antonio Cromartie Chargers
He signed a 5-year, $13.5 million contract with $7.35 million guaranteed with the Chargers On July 25, 2006. In his first season, he saw action at cornerback and on special teams. Toward the end of the season, Cromartie handled some punt and kickoff return duties. In a game against the Oakland Raiders, Cromartie returned a kickoff 91 yards, the longest return for the team since 2001.
He wore jersey No. 25 his rookie season but switched to No. 31 as a Charger for subsequent years, the reverse of #13, the jersey he wore at Florida State.
Antonio Cromartie Cardinals
He signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals on March 19, 2014. He made the Pro Bowl that year as well.
Antonio Cromartie Jets
He signed a four-year $32 million deal to return to the Jets On March 12, 2015. On February 22, 2016, the Jets released him after just one season.
Antonio Cromartie Child Support
He says that he can barely afford to financially take care of his 14 kids, and he’s pleading for mercy with a judge. According to reports, Cromartie says the $17,000 he pays per month in child support is bleeding his bank accounts dry.
He recently went to court seeking a reduction in support payments to Rosemita Pierre for his first child, Alonzo.
Antonio Cromartie News
Antonio Cromartie announces retirement from NFL after 11 seasons
Updated:Mar. 5, 2018
The four-time Pro Bowl player last played Oct. 2, 2016, while with the Colts. He was released two days later and was not signed by a team for the 2017 season.
“Today is the day I knew I would eventually have to face, but one I never wanted to accept. After 27 years of playing football, today I say farewell,” Cromartie, 33, wrote, in part, in an Instagram post. “God blessed me with the opportunity to play in the NFL for 11 years, and after much consideration and prayer, I’d like to officially announce my retirement.”
A first-round pick of the Chargers in 2006, Cromartie burst on the scene with 10 interceptions in his second season to earn his first Pro Bowl berth. The former Florida State cornerback retires with 31 career interceptions, three of which he returned for touchdowns. He also returned a missed field goal an NFL-record 109 yards for a touchdown in 2007.
Cromartie left the Chargers after four seasons to join the Jets in 2010 and spent five seasons with Gang Green. Cromartie, who also played for the Cardinals, thanked each organization in his post.