April 17, 2012

Jets Cornerback Has 10 Kids with 8 Women: New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who turned 28 Sunday, has 10 children with eight different women. He pays $3,500 in child support each month to six of the women and couldn't name all of his kids on HBO's Hard Knocks. The New York Post reports that his ex-girlfriends may star in a reality show against his wishes. "We're not catty women. We have a close, tight-knit friendship and understand what each other's going through," said Ryan Ross, his girlfriend for six months and mother of his fifth child.

posted by rcade to football at 02:23 PM - 15 comments

Hoping the Jets pair him with Janoris Jenkins this year.

posted by yerfatma at 02:35 PM on April 17

Eventually, there is going to be a season in some sports league in North America where more than 50% of the players will be able to trace their roots to Shawn Kemp, Antonio Cromartie, Travis Henry, Scott Skiles, Steve Garvey, or Calvin Murphy.

posted by grum@work at 02:46 PM on April 17

Also, the internet is just awesome some times.

posted by grum@work at 02:47 PM on April 17

In music news, Ray Charles had 12 children with nine different women -- only one of whom he married. At least five of those kids were conceived with mistresses while he was married.

Karl Malone conceived a child (Demetress Bell of the Philadelphia Eagles) when Malone was 20 and Bell's mother was 13? How was that never prosecuted?

posted by rcade at 03:00 PM on April 17

14 children?

Screamin' Jay Hawkins mocks your weak efforts from beyond the grave.

posted by Bonkers at 03:32 PM on April 17

@grum - do you do infographics?

posted by kokaku at 03:49 PM on April 17

Whenever this subject comes up, I keep thinking back to a certain time-honored slogan.

Scott Skiles? Really? A bunch of groupies must have mistaken him for Phil Collins. There's hope for Karl Rove yet.

posted by beaverboard at 05:01 PM on April 17

where's Sandra Fluke when you need her?

posted by wildbill1 at 05:21 PM on April 17

What an asshole. All these kids running around and he doesn't even know their names.

And Tebow gets booed in New York.

posted by dyams at 09:35 PM on April 17

And Tebow gets booed in New York.

Though I'm quite sure Tebow means well, he also is involved in organizations that are actively working against the rights of gay americans, and the choice of all women.

Tebow and his influence has the ability to affect many more people negatively than Cromartie.

Boo away NY.

posted by justgary at 05:25 PM on April 18

Tebow and his influence has the ability to affect many more people negatively than Cromartie.

I am not so sure about that. Ten kids being raised by single moms with a dad who doesn't remember their names or has no time for them, equals the potential to effect a lot of people negatively when they grow up to become criminals or angry and deeply hurt individuals. IMO this guy should be arrested and charged with child neglect and endangerment. We are all as a society going to pay for this assholes actions, while he spends his money living it up big time.

posted by Atheist at 12:34 PM on April 19

Why is the comparison even being made? What does Tebow getting booed in New York (allegedly) have to do with Cromartie's illegitimate kids? A discussion of which of them is worse is beside the point; boo 'em both, if that's how you feel. What's the problem? You think you should be in charge of how other people feel about them?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:54 PM on April 19

I was just making an observation, not a comparison. It's interesting, though, to really look at the issues society seems to be willing to almost accept and basically ignore, such as this one with Cromartie. New York Jet fans would accept him fathering one child with each female in the New York metropolitan area if he just intercepts Tom Brady a few times.

posted by dyams at 06:02 AM on April 20

if he just intercepts Tom Brady a few times

Someone else with an illegitimate child, if we're being honest.

posted by yerfatma at 08:23 AM on April 20

I am not so sure about that.

Well, if you throw out basic math and logic you might be right.

posted by justgary at 07:18 PM on April 21

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