As Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie prepares to play against his former team on Sunday, he’s making clear that he doesn’t miss playing for the Chargers.
“I wasn’t happy there,” Cromartie told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “I didn’t want to play in San Diego anymore. That was it.”
Cromartie said he didn’t like “how people handled stuff” within the Chargers organization, specifically regarding the hip injury he suffered in 2008 and the fact that he was often rumored to be on the verge of getting traded.
For some folks in San Diego, the feeling toward Cromartie is mutual. Chargers safety Eric Weddle said after Cromartie left that “Me and Cro had conflicts,” and he added, “I can’t tell you how nice it is to come to work every day and not have that in the room.”
“I guess that’s his opinion,” Cromartie shot back. “That’s their Golden Boy. So, I don’t really care.”
If Cromartie has really stopped caring about San Diego, he’s come a long way. When he was there, he cared about — and complained about — nearly everything. Even the food they served in the cafeteria.