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Jets give Cromartie $500,000 upfront

With seven kids in five states and allegations of overdue child support payments, new Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie is in need of some cash.

The Jets are giving it to him.

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network is reporting that the Jets are restructuring the remaining year on Cromartie’s deal, converting about $500,000 of Cromartie’s $1.7 million salary into a bonus that he’ll receive now.

Without the Jets agreeing to re-work the deal, Cromartie would have had to wait until the regular season starts before he starts collecting his salary. And since his salary is about $100,000 a week, he would have had to wait until Week Five before he’d have $500,000. Apparently Cromartie (who also owes a former agent at least $32,000) needs $500,000 badly enough that he can’t make it until October.

Cromartie is in the final year of his contract, and the Jets are not expected to give him a long-term extension.

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27 Responses to “Jets give Cromartie $500,000 upfront”
  1. cletus mckracker says: Mar 7, 2010 9:05 AM

    a little incentive and good faith to play hard for his new team.
    go jets!

  2. KingJoe! says: Mar 7, 2010 9:10 AM

    Holy crap people are stupid.

  3. HarrisonHits says: Mar 7, 2010 9:10 AM

    This is a fine example of why the NFLPA better settle with the owners sooner rather than later on a new CBA. Guys like Cromartie won’t last a month before they are screaming their heads off once the lockout begins.

  4. Filbertkiwi71 says: Mar 7, 2010 9:15 AM

    …And you want him to be your latex salesman? ;-)

  5. mnmaverick says: Mar 7, 2010 9:26 AM

    Reminds me of that scene in, “Spies like Us”
    Greetings and farewells:
    Knodding to salute: “Doctor!” “Doctor!” “Doctor!” “Doctor!”
    Only this time, it’s a trans-continental road trip:
    “Cromartie! ” “Cromartie!” “Cromartie!”
    “Cromartie!” “Cromartie!” “Cromartie!”
    “Cromartie!”
    Who knows if it’s just seven. It might just be the seven the public now knows about. ; )

  6. Bossman says: Mar 7, 2010 9:27 AM

    “With seven kids in five states and allegations of overdue child support payments, new Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie is in need of some cash.”
    Sounds like a model citizen. San Diego could not wait to get rid of this lowlife. Now he gets to play with and for the Scumbags of the NFL.
    Jet fans, this is exactly the type of player you deserve.

  7. floriosadildo says: Mar 7, 2010 9:27 AM

    Big effing deal. Cromartie is a scumbag. He needed cash for the strippers. They don’t take post-dated checks.
    The bigger question is why are you sleeping on the Rhodes to Arizona deal.
    I’ll get the scoop.
    Jets trade FS Kerry Rhodes to Arizona for Arizona’s pick in the 4th round and a 2011 7th round pick.
    The Cards still have the Ravens 3rd and 4th rounders.
    The Cardinals will pay him a $2 million roster bonus next week, with a salarie of $2.78 million in 2010.
    There. Now you can go back to sleep.

  8. mafioso3277 says: Mar 7, 2010 9:31 AM

    Sweet!!! Maybe the mothers of his children can get their child support! Boo-ya!!!

  9. FireJerryJones says: Mar 7, 2010 9:32 AM

    Looks like Johnny Appleseed needs some ‘walkin’ around’ money.

  10. mnmaverick says: Mar 7, 2010 9:34 AM

    Here’s that scene…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lge2_H_8IQ

  11. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Mar 7, 2010 9:42 AM

    That should cover a month’s child support for his Battalion of kids.

  12. pmarshall says: Mar 7, 2010 9:46 AM

    $500,000…that should cover about a week’s worth of child support for him.

  13. funi says: Mar 7, 2010 9:51 AM

    $500,000 up front? I guess he has another kid on the way!

  14. mrzazz41387 says: Mar 7, 2010 10:10 AM

    Who says the Jets are classless. At least they try to make up for their heartless business moves.

  15. Otis Taylor 89 says: Mar 7, 2010 10:10 AM

    Why would Cromartie show up for training camp without a new deal if he is in that bad of financial shape?

  16. Florio-is-a-tool says: Mar 7, 2010 10:11 AM

    And I’ll bet less than $10k of that goes to the children of this Father of the Year.

  17. monropoobah says: Mar 7, 2010 10:50 AM

    bossman why are you being such a creep?

  18. SDBIRDSFAN says: Mar 7, 2010 10:52 AM

    You jets fans can have this guy! Great player on and off the field….knuckle head ! hope he ruins the chemistry on the jets like he ruined the chemistry with the chargers ! bonehead! K.I.D.S kids ..kids… kids..! good luck with this pre -madonna!

  19. SDBIRDSFAN says: Mar 7, 2010 11:00 AM

    K.I.D.S…..kids kids kids >good luck with this guy jets fans! Ur team chemistry has just changed! This guy couldn’t handle sleepy SAN DIEGO …Cant wait to see what he does in the city that never sleeps! GOOD LUCK! ps: CANT BELIEVE THEY GAVE UP A 3RD ROUNDER FOR THIS GUY!

  20. Filbertkiwi71 says: Mar 7, 2010 11:03 AM

    # floriosadildo says: March 7, 2010 9:27 AM
    “Big effing deal. Cromartie is a scumbag. He needed cash for the strippers. They don’t take post-dated checks.
    The bigger question is why are you sleeping on the Rhodes to Arizona deal.
    I’ll get the scoop.
    Jets trade FS Kerry Rhodes to Arizona for Arizona’s pick in the 4th round and a 2011 7th round pick.
    The Cards still have the Ravens 3rd and 4th rounders.
    The Cardinals will pay him a $2 million roster bonus next week, with a salarie of $2.78 million in 2010.
    There. Now you can go back to sleep.”
    =============
    Hey Numb Nuts, the Kerry Rhodes trade was posted on this site yesterday @ 6:59pm EST. Before acting snotty, look back a few pages and see what you missed since the last time you visited here.

  21. Filbertkiwi71 says: Mar 7, 2010 11:08 AM

    # Otis Taylor 89 says: March 7, 2010 10:10 AM
    “Why would Cromartie show up for training camp without a new deal if he is in that bad of financial shape?”
    ——
    Who is going to be willing to give him a new deal under the current circumstances? The Jets should wait and see how he works out this season, and make a decision after that. No better way to motivate the guy than not offering him another contract until he proves himself.
    The Chargers have gotten the better of this deal, unless Cromartie all of a sudden improves himself both on and off the field.
    I can’t think of a worse place to send Cromartie, given all of all off the field distractions that may lie in New York.

  22. Ron says: Mar 7, 2010 11:15 AM

    TRAVIS HENRY LAUGHS AT CROMARTIE
    AS HE CONTINUES HIS QUEST TO FATHER A POP WARNER FOOTBALL TEAM

  23. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Mar 7, 2010 11:21 AM

    “pre-madonna”?

  24. DJSlyBri says: Mar 7, 2010 4:31 PM

    Will that even cover his outstanding child support obligations?

  25. nflhof says: Mar 8, 2010 12:20 AM

    HA HA HA………..An NFL player working on a draw. Too funny. Enjoy the ride Jet fans. This is going to get good.

  26. Paul Smachetti says: Mar 13, 2010 6:11 PM

    [img]http://i45.tinypic.com/2utlor6.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://i46.tinypic.com/wtgajk.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://i46.tinypic.com/athmx.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://i45.tinypic.com/14nfryr.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://i50.tinypic.com/dy0pjb.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://i45.tinypic.com/8xjyhc.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://i49.tinypic.com/ehybp.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://i46.tinypic.com/25fruv6.jpg[/img]
    This is a riot

  27. Paul Smachetti says: Mar 13, 2010 6:32 PM

    Sorry it didn’t work .It was funny though.
    BTW Cromartie is a scumbag.

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