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  1. TrueBeliever

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    Because he was traded, he gets no signing bonus and evidently child support issues are pressuring him.

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    NFL Network first reported Saturday that the Jets were advancing their newly acquired cornerback $500,000 to help clear up paternity issues.

    The 25-year-old Cromartie has fathered seven children by six women in five states. He has a court date scheduled for later this month in California.

    Cromartie, acquired last week from San Diego, is due to make $1.7 million in the last season of his five-year, $12 million contract. The Jets reportedly made $500,000 of the deal into a bonus, allowing Cromartie to receive it now, instead of when players receive game checks in September.
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    Oh wait, I forgot he was traded, not signed as a free agent.

    I don't wake up before 10 a.m. ;)
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    Having a family reunion would be a logistical nightmare for this idiot. Great "character guy," that Cromartie. I think we should throw diapers at him when he visits Gillette.
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    Its an understatement to say that this guy was out of control.
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    Wow, apparently he has never heard of birth control...
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    I just hope that Tom Brady doesn't hang with him post game.
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    Are you ****ting me? Is this true?

    The Jets are being enablers by paying to make this guys problems go away, world class organization there.
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    Yes, and his $12M contract is down to the last $1.7M. The Jest are converting part of his salary to bonus since he's short of cash to support his brood (not to mention his agent). Needless to say, he's not got himself in hand...
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    he wouldn't be able to read the directions anyway. :)
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    throw him condoms as well with an instruction manual on how to use them! The Pull and Pray method doesnt work!!
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    I don't want to turn this into a political thread, but I just don't understand why guys like this don't wear condoms. Everybody makes mistakes, but don't they learn anything after the first one?!?! I'd rather have a little less sensation than have a kid with a woman I wasn't planning on seeing again the next day. Sheesh.
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    I laughed when I read this article and realized the absolute ridiculous nature of the whole thing. So as usual, a dumbass athlete who ****s everthing in sight gets everything taken care of by the stupid team that is salivating over his athletic abilities. Makes me want to puke. Can you imagine if a co-worker of yours went to your boss and asked him for his salary upfront so he could pay child support? Why the hell doesn't the Jets just set up his paychecks to automatically draw to give money to all his kids?

    Who loses out in all this, oh yeah, the kids who as they get older get to be reminded of this great line their Father of the Year was quoted as saying,

    "I made some wrong decisions in my first two years in the NFL and now I have to take on that responsibility of being a father to my kids," Cromartie said during a conference call Friday after the trade. "That's what I have to do."

    Way to make those kids feel loved... by calling them wrong decisions you numbskull.

    Another reason why I don't feel one iota sad when I hear athletes complaining about how they are not wanted when a team doesn't pay them what THEY think they are worth.
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    You'd think after the 4th freaking kid this idiot would see that. I have no sympathy for such a moron. I don't know how you can dip your dick uncovered so many times but have fun dealing with the consequences I guess.
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    So just to clarify, are you saying that fathering 7 kids with 6 women in 5 states is a good idea? Or that it was a series of bad choices, but he just shouldn't admit as much?
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    A wise decision by the Jets. Anybody who has these kind of problems in his head will not be able to give his best on the field. A happy Cro is a productive Cro.
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    I wonder if some people here, when talking about how great this guy is aren't confusing him with Rodgers-Cromartie ? His rookie year was something, but since all these distractions started he's average at best. Put him in NYC, with the night life and he could help reverse the trend of population decline. Don't think he'll help Jets though
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    No of course not, but to then basically call those kids mistakes... well I just feel bad for the kids and the issues that will probably face them as they get older. The whole situation is just a mess obviously.
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    This why I find it humerous that everyone thinks the "Jets" have surpassed us with Cromartie. They get a bum who doesn't care about football, but cut a very productive team leader in Thomas Jones and tender Washington with a 2nd round who is flirting with San Francisco. Someone will have to explain to me how a team with a QB who threw 20+ picks a year ago can *possibly* lose two of its most productive rushers and thus far has only traded for a knucklehead CB, be better off a year later?

    But back to topic I mentioned this the other day in another thread:
    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/10/326814-taking-deep-breath.html

    However, I think the Cromartie deal was a joke. The guy clearly doesn't get it both on and off the field. When you have to get a 500K advance to pay child support for your 7 kids who live in 5 different states, you have a discipline problem. The last NFL player who was in a similar situation ended up going to jail for transporting/distribuition of cocaine.

    Seems like the high character player any team would want.
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    Washington wasn't exactly productive last year. He was pretty good and then his leg got trashed. I agree that letting Jones go was a strange choice, since this year is uncapped anyways and they could have at the very least kept him as insurance against Green pulling a Forte or something.
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    Which reminds me, I heard on BSPN Radio today that there's an estimate that 70 percent of guys who play in the NFL or the NBA are broke within five years of leaving the league. That scares the hle out of me. When I got out of college, I landed a job that paid $8 an hour and I thought that was a HUGE amount of money... so I can only imagine what it's like to go from having 5 bucks to your name to $250,000 in a single check.

    I thought the NFL addressed these issues, though, in that "rookie symposium" they do every year?
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    7 Children by 6 women in 5 states!!!!!!!!!

    I understand the reports last week that he is illiterate, but holy moly!!!!!!!

    He's an allocation GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Talk about "left brain, right brain"........this guy is like one of those IDIOT SAVANTS!!!!!!
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    7 children by 6 women in 5 states within 4 counties in 3 houses and 2 condos with 1 being homeless. Cromartie is a P.I.M.P.
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    True, but he is a dynamic playmaker that would provide a huge boost to a backfield of Greene and Jones, if his knee responds of cours.

    Your last sentence is my point exactly, Greene would be the only "proven" back on the roster and what has he done? He hasn't had to be the man over 16 games, and Forte and Slater are prime examples of what can happen in year two.
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