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Chargers fine Cromartie for Twitter complaint

Multiple league sources tell us that the Chargers have fined cornerback Antonio Cromartie $2,500 for complaining on Twitter about the quality of the food at training camp.

As best we can tell, this is the offending tweet, from July 31 at 3:46 p.m.:  “Man we have 2
have the most nasty food of any team.  Damn can we upgrade 4 str8 years
the same ish maybe that’s y we can’t we the SB we need
.”

That phrase translates to the following in English, we think:  “Man, we have to have the most nasty food of any team.  Damn, can we upgrade?  Four straight years the same sh-t.  Maybe that’s why we can’t get the Super Bowl we need.”

Per one source, coach Norv Turner has specifically told the team not to talk about any team matters on Twitter or any other online social media.

Said a player whose name we’ve been asked to keep anonymous:  “Tweeting was invented for 7th grade girls.  We have a bunch of girls in this league!”

In an unrelated note, Cromartie’s tweeting frequency seems to have reduced lately.

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33 Responses to “Chargers fine Cromartie for Twitter complaint”
  1. Big Stretch says: Aug 4, 2009 11:30 AM

    Said a player whose name we’ve been asked to keep anonymous: “Tweeting was invented for 7th grade girls. We have a bunch of girls in this league!”
    good to know everyone in the league isn’t a little bitch…

  2. madM100 says: Aug 4, 2009 11:31 AM

    i hate twitter. so much.

  3. JSpicoli says: Aug 4, 2009 11:34 AM

    Even the Chargers players admit they are an underachieving bunch of almost has-beens. The window is closing on AJ’s band of malcontents and cheaters.

  4. Citizen Strange says: Aug 4, 2009 11:35 AM

    Cromartie’s twitter name is crimetime31? Really? Ya gotta love that.

  5. HWMac says: Aug 4, 2009 11:36 AM

    Yeah, I bet it’s the food. Maybe they should cater like your inseason meals of fast food for dinner, and booze at night…..

  6. crookedsteve says: Aug 4, 2009 11:36 AM

    I wonder if andy reids kids can twitter from jail. Today I fit 90 pills up my bum bum. I am going for the record tomorrow.

  7. roe says: Aug 4, 2009 11:36 AM

    “7th grade girls”
    Get that fellas, Merriman, Ochocinco, etc…? You included, Florio. Tweeting sucks.
    U got 2 read btwn the lns 2 undrstd nything @ all. It’s r-tardd

  8. Pastabelly says: Aug 4, 2009 11:44 AM

    The Chargers make themselves look even more foolish for fining him. They just brought more attention to their shitty food and how they treat their players.

  9. empty13 says: Aug 4, 2009 11:47 AM

    reminds me of the joke about youtube, facebook and twitter all combining…
    and the result will be called youtwitface.
    all these twittering jocks are youtwitfaces.

  10. Yak says: Aug 4, 2009 11:48 AM

    Twitter is the worst thing in the world. What a waste of time, especially all of you in your mom’s basement reading it 24/7. Now, if these “7th grade girls” are gonna use it, can someone, at the very least, get them a 7th grade writting education so we can understand what the hell they are writing about!!!!

  11. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Aug 4, 2009 11:48 AM

    I don’t like Twitter either, but isn’t this taking it a little too far? I mean, c’mon, it isn’t like he gave away a team secret, or said something that embarrasses the staff. He doesn’t like the food, and he told his followers so. $2,500 for that?

  12. Facts Domino says: Aug 4, 2009 11:52 AM

    7th grade girls excluded the league/teams are missing a chance to allow the players to be closer to the fans….

  13. alewatcher says: Aug 4, 2009 11:53 AM

    # crookedsteve says: August 4, 2009 11:36 AM
    I wonder if andy reids kids can twitter from jail. Today I fit 90 pills up my bum bum. I am going for the record tomorrow.
    —————-
    Yeah, maybe he can use his cell phone. Get it? Cell phone?
    I’m here all week;-) Try the veal, and be sure and tip your servers.

  14. TheVillain112 says: Aug 4, 2009 11:54 AM

    If Chad was a Charger he would be filling for bankruptcy right now. He’s posted pictures on his twitter account of the food Cincy is serving.
    Better be careful Chad, you guys will lose a couple more games this year because opposing teams know what you eat in August.
    /sarcasm

  15. nilesh says: Aug 4, 2009 11:59 AM

    11

  16. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 4, 2009 11:59 AM

    Maybe if the franchise weren’t spending so much on Merriman’s roids and medical bills, they could supply better food…
    Speaking of Merriman, the ultimate 7th grade girl–is it me, or is NFL Total Access’s “Tweet of the Day” something from him EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
    Get that gay sh1t outta here.
    Could that network try ANY harder to shove that cheater-as-the-face-of-the-franchise down our collective viewing throats?
    Is there any other athlete out there who’s gotten more of a “pass” from the media than him?
    Twitter is for fagz and narcissists. No wonder Merriman is a pro at it.

  17. texasPHINSfan says: Aug 4, 2009 12:12 PM

    the player who’s name you kept anonymous – i want that player’s autograph. seriously.
    twitter is the 7th grade of the social networking world. even users of myspace laugh at tweeters. and i laugh at users of myspace, so goes the social networking food chain.

  18. FLORIOLEADSWITNESSES says: Aug 4, 2009 12:12 PM

    His next tweet should read
    I got fined $2500 for complaining about the food. Hope they use that $ to buy some better food!!!

  19. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 4, 2009 12:13 PM

    Now I’m off for my “writting education”.

  20. Pea Tear Griffin says: Aug 4, 2009 12:15 PM

    Said a player whose name we’ve been asked to keep anonymous: “Tweeting was invented for 7th grade girls. We have a bunch of girls in this league!”
    -Was it Troy Polamalu?

  21. 69ers says: Aug 4, 2009 12:17 PM

    “I wonder if andy reids kids can twitter from jail. Today I fit 90 pills up my bum bum. I am going for the record tomorrow.”
    hah..awesome..i busted out laughing..nice one

  22. theonlyEAGLESfaniknow says: Aug 4, 2009 12:20 PM

    Is there any other athlete out there who’s gotten more of a “pass” from the media than him?
    ————————
    Yes, Ray Lewis

  23. gameday says: Aug 4, 2009 12:23 PM

    Dewey Axewound says:
    August 4, 2009 11:59 AM
    Maybe if the franchise weren’t spending so much on Merriman’s roids and medical bills, they could supply better food…
    Is there any other athlete out there who’s gotten more of a “pass” from the media than him?
    ************************************
    As to your first comment. Yea, your an idiot.
    Second comment; Yes, I thought of 2 athletes in a matter of seconds. Nick Kaczur(dopehead and snitch), Rodney Harrison(HGH user).

  24. Empire Jones says: Aug 4, 2009 1:23 PM

    I am a Chargers fan, and boy this really makes me furious. Cromartie needs to step up and give his all this season. He may have played hurt last year, but this year is truly put-up-or-shut-up.
    Maybe the team doesn’t want to have these guys eating Taco Bell and other assorted foodcrap like they’re used to.
    Give up the “bling playa” lifestyle boys and work.
    And just for the record, does anyone REALLY think the food could be that bad from a catering company providing food for an NFL franchise???
    Me neither.

  25. JohnnyRoseboro says: Aug 4, 2009 1:41 PM

    Cromartie made a simple typo.
    “Man, we have to have the most nasty food of any team.”
    should have been
    “Man, we have to have the most tasty food of any team.”

  26. Kevin from Philly says: Aug 4, 2009 1:50 PM

    PTG,
    Can’t be Polamalu – the source said “7th grade girls” not “pansies”. Just like it can’t be Urlacher. Allegedly.

  27. Darth Ringo says: Aug 4, 2009 2:54 PM

    The team did the right thing. That tweet shows Cromartie has a “gimme gimme gimme” mentality and will blame the organization for any failure.
    You can take it to the bank the food is nourishing and well-prepared.
    But, that sort of thing is probably why so many players wash out after a couple years.

  28. Cygnus_X-1 says: Aug 4, 2009 3:06 PM

    # FLORIOLEADSWITNESSES says: August 4, 2009 12:12 PM
    His next tweet should read
    I got fined $2500 for complaining about the food. Hope they use that $ to buy some better food!!!
    ___________________________________
    Cromartie should pay for catering and have them show up with $2500 of food. Although I don’t think that’d go very far with 100+ players, coaches, and personnel to feed.
    Pro athletes (or any celebrity) promoting themselves through social networking sites have typically reached the last 15 minutes of their fame, significance, or usefulness. Kinda like the regular losers who use it.

  29. 56lightsout56 says: Aug 4, 2009 9:00 PM

    Pastabelly says:
    August 4, 2009 11:44 AM
    The Chargers make themselves look even more foolish for fining him. They just brought more attention to their shitty food and how they treat their players.
    so you take an idiots word ont he internet that the food is shitty? you must be a Raider fan.
    besides, once all the mothers of Cro’s SEVEN kids find out he’s been fined that amount he’ll think twice about tweeting.
    thats the real punishment right there, dealing with them.

  30. Shamrock says: Aug 5, 2009 2:14 AM

    I think we should send Cromartie a case of MRE’s …. and a box of condoms.

  31. LightningLucci says: Aug 5, 2009 10:09 AM

    Honestly, this sounds like the Chargers were trying to set an example for the rest of the players before somebody really DOES tweet something damaging to the team.

  32. EJ says: May 9, 2012 2:05 PM

    RexRyan’sStressedLapband says:
    Aug 4, 2009 11:48 AM
    I don’t like Twitter either, but isn’t this taking it a little too far? I mean, c’mon, it isn’t like he gave away a team secret, or said something that embarrasses the staff. He doesn’t like the food, and he told his followers so. $2,500 for that?

    Being told not to talk about any team manners over twitter means zero tolerance, no matter what it is. He earned that fine. Example set.

  33. Stupid Raiders Fan says: May 9, 2012 3:03 PM

    All hail one of the great pioneers of Twitter foolishness.

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