Antonio Cromartie in Early Running for Father of the Year

by NESN Staff

August 19, 2010

Antonio Cromartie in Early Running for Father of the YearWhether or not Antonio Cromartie tackles any individual awards on the field this season, the Jets DB is on well on his way to bagging a Father of the Year Award.

The 25-year-old, who is entering his final year of a five-year, $12 million contract, successfully named all seven of his children on the spot in the latest episode of Hard Knocks.

"I have seven kids in five different states [with six different women]," he said in a conference call in March. "I made some wrong decisions my first two years in the NFL, and now I have to take that responsibility to be a father. I need to deal with my kids and child-support issues. Those things are being taken care of. I?m going to be the best father to them that I can."

The NY Post recently wrote: "Cromartie, the father of the
bump-and-run off the field, provides a roll call of his seven children, which
includes a trio of 3-year-olds, from six different mothers."

The paper also claims that the Jets had to front $500,000 of his $1.7 million salary this year
to "clean up his lingering paternity issues."

Cromartie has recently added to this tally as his latest newborn –a girl, Jersey — puts him at eight children.

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Antonio Cromartie in Early Running for Father of the Year

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Although he wasn't as quick as Will Hunting ("Marky, Ricky, Danny, Terry, Mikey, Davey, Timmy, Tommy, Joey, Robby, Johnny, and Brad"), Cromartie was still pretty good, considering the circumstances.

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