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Antonio Cromartie won’t do reality show about his 10 kids by 8 women

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Antonio Cromartie and his wife just had their second child, but you won’t be seeing as much of them as as one TV production company was hoping.

In addition to the two children he has with his wife, Cromartie has eight other children by seven other women. And the New York Post reports that Cromartie nixed a plan for a reality show chronicling his life, as well as the lives of his children and their mothers, who are spread across the country in six different states.

Cromartie has been burned before when reality TV focused on his family life: HBO’s Hard Knocks showed Cromartie appearing to have trouble remembering his children’s names, although Cromartie said afterward that the show’s producers asked him to list his children slowly, and that the whole thing was done to make him look bad.

But while Cromartie doesn’t want anything to do with the reality show, the mothers of his children are eager to do it. Ryan Ross, the mother of Cromartie’s fifth child, told the Post that she thinks doing the show would allow Cromartie’s children to gain a better understanding of their half-siblings.

“I love it,” Ross said. “Our kids need to know who their siblings are. It’s bigger than our past with Antonio. It’s about our children.”

In addition to the two kids with his wife, Cromartie has custody of one of his other children. Child support payments to the other six mothers total more than a quarter of a million dollars a year.

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74 Responses to “Antonio Cromartie won’t do reality show about his 10 kids by 8 women”
  1. joetoronto says: Apr 16, 2012 8:33 PM

    That video of him trying to remember his kids names is awesome.

  2. bigd93 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:34 PM

    MAN THIS TURD IS MY IDOL !!!! IVE BEEN WITH THE SAME GAL FOR 18 YEARS. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG ????

  3. snap0179 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:34 PM

    He should do a condom commercial, as in if you never use one this is what happens. Idiot.

  4. mh28102 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:35 PM

    Good for him. This is actually a good decision. The moms are just gold diggers. They should be satisfied with the child support

  5. jimbobobjr says: Apr 16, 2012 8:35 PM

    Ryan Ross, the mother of Cromartie’s fifth child, told the Post that she thinks doing the show would allow Cromartie’s children to gain a better understanding of their half-siblings.

    “I love it,” Ross said. “Our kids need to know who their siblings are. It’s bigger than our past with Antonio. It’s about our children.”

    ————————————–

    My intelligence is officially insulted. Ms. Ross, you don’t need a reality show for your children to get to know each other. We all know you’re smelling dollar signs.

  6. isonic1 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:36 PM

    250k a year in child support. This guy is screwed once he gets out of the nfl.

  7. jimbobobjr says: Apr 16, 2012 8:37 PM

    Correction: seeing dollar signs. Obviously, I don’t have much intelligence to be insulted.

  8. tiverson24 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:37 PM

    Whar a douche.

  9. flyerscup2010 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:38 PM

    one more kid and he can field a starting football lineup. get to work, antonio

  10. spellingcopfather says: Apr 16, 2012 8:38 PM

    The mothers, just see the fame & extra checks!!!

  11. glazerh8er says: Apr 16, 2012 8:40 PM

    Yeah, it’s all about the children. That’s like a banker saying he loans money for the love of the community.

  12. bronco4life says: Apr 16, 2012 8:41 PM

    all this women sees is $$$$$$$. terrible saying its about the children.

  13. mjkelly77 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:44 PM

    After he’s retired for two or three years and bankrupt, he’ll be open to anything.

  14. ctiggs says: Apr 16, 2012 8:45 PM

    Sad to say that he is in the wrong profession, with the amount of money he has to pay in child support. Yea obviously the more you make the more you get stroked, but i’d rather be working at a 9-5 paying child support and taking care of my kids on reasonable payments. The majority of this money is for the women to shop and spend on themselves is the sad part. If he isnt broke already he will be the day he retires. Talk about absolutley needing to work, did he finish college i cant remeber? If not he better find a damn good job after football. If they reduce his pay after his playing days or over it will be good for him if not I hope he has a good plan.

  15. melikefootball says: Apr 16, 2012 8:46 PM

    Oh no not another child support bankruptcy!

  16. mjkelly77 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:47 PM

    “I love it,” Ross said. “Our kids need to know who their siblings are. It’s bigger than our past with Antonio. It’s about our children.”
    _____________________

    When did the word “children” become synonymous with money?

  17. yojoemama says: Apr 16, 2012 8:49 PM

    Obviously he never learned about the concept of “pulling out”. I pulled out hundreds, if not thousands, of times and still no bastard child!

  18. doe22us says: Apr 16, 2012 8:52 PM

    Probably the best decision he has ever made, and we all know he has made poor choices.

  19. fm31970 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:57 PM

    “250k a year in child support? This guy is screwed once he gets out of the NFL.”

    Pun pardoned, but it’s most likely his children which will be most affected. Hopefully he is smart with the money he has made so far, to ensure his kids are taken care of until they’re 18.

    When he retires, he should start a plumbing company…

  20. 6ball says: Apr 16, 2012 8:59 PM

    .

    Oh captain, my captain.

    .

  21. mrbigass says: Apr 16, 2012 8:59 PM

    Vasectomy.

  22. coldplay519 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:59 PM

    He’s MARRIED on top of all that?! How do you break the news that you are single-handedly raising the nation’s birth rate to her? How is she good with that? Wow…

  23. richc111 says: Apr 16, 2012 9:07 PM

    Are there odds in Vegas which professional athletes will be broke in there future. I know who I want to put my money on!

  24. ampats says: Apr 16, 2012 9:09 PM

    Cromartie has three years maximum ( and I’m being kind) collecting an NFL paycheck.
    If anyone has watched any interview with Cromartie knows he has worked his last job in the NFL(what an idiot) and his off spring /mamas will be collecting welfare for many years to come.

    If he is nice to Tom Brady, maybe TB will let him pitch a tent on the property of his new mansion in LA and also cut his grass ??

  25. waldoampere says: Apr 16, 2012 9:11 PM

    Maybe he’s allergic to latex.

  26. bass1717 says: Apr 16, 2012 9:16 PM

    Scumbag…..he will be out of the NFL in 3-4 years an in jail shortly after that, I think we all know that

  27. catquick says: Apr 16, 2012 9:17 PM

    Mz. Ross sais its about their children? If you were a responsible parent you would have given the child a stable family and home life, not a dad who can’t remember their names. Lets hope she closes the baby factory. You’ll be out of business when he retires anyway, as will he.

  28. daubs17 says: Apr 16, 2012 9:25 PM

    Antonio Cromartie hahahahahahah

    wait hold on a sec…..

    hahahahahahaha!!

  29. abninf says: Apr 16, 2012 9:28 PM

    How many STD’s does this dude have?

  30. bchapman2011 says: Apr 16, 2012 9:30 PM

    To each his own. If he wants to live like that I couldn’t be happier for him. What will anger me will be when I am reading an article 10 years from now on pft about how broke tbis guy is and that he is millions behind in child support. He will be blaming his financial woes on a bad financial advisor or a real estate deal gone wrong. Hey antonio you will have nobody to blame for the misery that is waiting for you other than yourself. The bad news for you is that all of the concussion lawsuits will be settled by then. Maybe you should join the suit now seeing that is how all these former players are trying to solve their financial hardships at the nfls expense

  31. ogarcz says: Apr 16, 2012 9:33 PM

    Classy.

  32. voiceofrealism says: Apr 16, 2012 9:33 PM

    Well, they found something he won’t do.

  33. tfbuckfutter says: Apr 16, 2012 9:35 PM

    If I ever invent a time machine, one of the first orders of business is going back about 10 years….and gorilla gluing a rubber to his dangler.

  34. rudwo says: Apr 16, 2012 9:38 PM

    Bankruptcy in 5…4…3…2…1…

  35. hittfamily says: Apr 16, 2012 9:42 PM

    250,000 a year for 7 kids, and he makes millions per year. Sounds like he is getting off really easy. 3K per child per month is really cheap. I pay 2K a month on a 65k salary.

  36. beavertonsteve says: Apr 16, 2012 9:43 PM

    “10 by 8″ it even has a sitcom sounding name

  37. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 16, 2012 9:54 PM

    Antonio recently changed his vanity plate from “CRO” to “STORK”.

  38. kahnsbushymustache says: Apr 16, 2012 9:55 PM

    HBO’s “Big Love” gets recast with Cromartie and his eight baby mommas?

  39. thegonz13 says: Apr 16, 2012 10:01 PM

    TROJAN MAN!

  40. jacobslatter says: Apr 16, 2012 10:02 PM

    “Back then we didn’t have these fancy birth control methods. Like pullin’ out!”- Pops (Jack Warden character) Dirty Work (1998)

  41. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 16, 2012 10:02 PM

    “the New York Post reports that Cromartie nixed a plan for a reality show chronicling his life”. Thank God!!!

  42. willcoop says: Apr 16, 2012 10:04 PM

    He can do a reality show with the one running back that has 7 kids by 7 different women and Shawn Kemp can referee.

  43. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Apr 16, 2012 10:04 PM

    yojoemama
    Apr 16, 2012, 7:49 PM CDT
    Obviously he never learned about the concept of “pulling out”. I pulled out hundreds, if not thousands, of times and still no bastard child!
    —–__________________

    You know what they call a guy who practices the “pull out” method as a form of birth control ?
    DAD!!!

  44. cpo187 says: Apr 16, 2012 10:09 PM

    Damn you willcoop, you took my Kemp reference as I was logging in.

  45. jayquintana says: Apr 16, 2012 10:10 PM

    If you don’t know who’s your daddy, answering “Antonio Cromartie” is as good an answer as any. Kinda like answering “C” on the SATs.

    All jokes aside, this guy’s broke in 10 years.

  46. txxxchief says: Apr 16, 2012 10:14 PM

    “Octodad?”

  47. Deb says: Apr 16, 2012 10:25 PM

    That any of these mothers would want to do a television series exploiting her child with Cromartie is a good indication that his partners’ characters weren’t any better than his. It takes two, and the women who gave birth to all these children with Antonio Appleseed are just as irresponsible as he is. Now that he’s married, raising three of his children, and paying child support for the rest, it’s good to know he’s at least developed the horse sense to turn down this project.

  48. curtainclosed says: Apr 16, 2012 10:33 PM

    Well, he’s finally showing a bit of sense

  49. cheers4ablumpkin says: Apr 16, 2012 10:33 PM

    How about ray Lewis doesn’t he have 6 kids with 4 different moms?

  50. fdugrad says: Apr 16, 2012 10:33 PM

    “Antonio, meet Mr. Sapp.” “Mr. Sapp, meet Antonio.” It’s as if there is an underground training camp for some pros to LEARN how to bankrupt themselves. To the person who was wondering if A.C. graduated, I remember an article years ago that delved into Fl. St. football players , uncovering how many REALLY poor students were on the roster. One of the things they found out was that Antonio basically could not READ. The blueprint to failure continues. N.C.A.A. …another word for JOKE.

  51. jluns275 says: Apr 16, 2012 10:38 PM

    Quality

  52. canuck54143 says: Apr 16, 2012 10:39 PM

    Wow!!! That’s 4.5 million in straight cash hommie!!!

  53. janvanflac says: Apr 16, 2012 11:03 PM

    Pretty funny that he’s teammates with Virgin Tim now….

  54. nfl1818 says: Apr 16, 2012 11:06 PM

    that 250k is going to be problem when he retires. WTF, too bad for him and too bad for the kids, the women better get in gear fast – wonder if they work ?

  55. listenup823 says: Apr 16, 2012 11:12 PM

    No wonder he won’t tackle anybody! He needs to be around for another 18 years till all his chillins are grown up.. Wait.. Maybe he should start practicing his field goals! What a D-Bag…

  56. jerrycola says: Apr 16, 2012 11:17 PM

    One more kid and he’ll have enough for an entire starting offense that will probably be better then what the Jets currently have.

  57. bizieman says: Apr 16, 2012 11:19 PM

    So now there gonna have two shows called the “biggest losers”?

  58. gavriloprincip33 says: Apr 16, 2012 11:47 PM

    yojoemama says:
    Apr 16, 2012 8:49 PM
    Obviously he never learned about the concept of “pulling out”. I pulled out hundreds, if not thousands, of times and still no bastard child!

    ——————–

    Pulling out of your hand doesn’t count – even if you did it “thousands” of time…

  59. dlmcc1010 says: Apr 16, 2012 11:52 PM

    This looks to be one of the rare times this guy has made a good decision in life. Nothing positive could come from doing a TV show like that. He would basically be putting himself out there to be ridiculed. Theyre looking to play off the fact that this guy cant even keep track of the kids names.

    Its sad in a way. This guy has a few years left in the NFL and then what? He has a ton of child support to pay and even though he has no one but himself to blame, its the kids that are going to suffer when he retires and has no way to provide for all of them. Who gives some of these guys advice? You would think after the first couple someone would sit him down and tell him to use protection. Unreal

  60. cougar69rt03 says: Apr 17, 2012 12:16 AM

    Wow there is a african american idol for all the kids to look up to . I wonder what his wonderlick score was ? Someone should be clipping his nutz before he turns into jonny appleseed . Typical for a athlete to have no common sense .He will be another one who fails to pay for his kids sooner rather then later . Some people just should NOT breed !!!

  61. bearsrulepackdrool says: Apr 17, 2012 12:18 AM

    Give credit where credit is due. He’s got 10 kids by 8 women. At least he’s working his butt off to pay his child support.

  62. bearsrulepackdrool says: Apr 17, 2012 12:21 AM

    How would you like a reality show about your 7 ex’s and your bastard children?! I suppose they would talk about how much they all loooove him. Only reason they even got offered the show was because of Cromartie. You think the show would want to talk about anything else.

  63. pisano says: Apr 17, 2012 12:22 AM

    Has Cromartie ever heard of BIRTH CONTROL? Jesus, it sounds like a Jerry Springer show.

  64. bearsrulepackdrool says: Apr 17, 2012 12:23 AM

    Basketball Wives and Sister Wives all in one show. Put them under one roof and you got The Real World on steroids.

  65. spfripp says: Apr 17, 2012 12:31 AM

    Hey, Cro, there is something called a vasectomy. Do the world a favor, get it and stop contributing to the over population of the earth.

  66. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Apr 17, 2012 1:44 AM

    Chances are this idiot Cromartie and these women were and are quite perfect for each other. I have to smile when I see a total douche with a total biatch (or 8). I feel bad for the kids but honestly he must give off some kind of pheromone that attracts gold diggers.
    I used to know this guy (salesmen and world class slime ball) who married this awful woman. They are divorced with two kids. A couple weeks ago she saw his car at a bar and waited for him to leave. She then followed him, called the cops, and proceeded to let the kids watch their daddy get arrested. See what I mean it is things like this that make me believe in KARMA.

  67. lolo376 says: Apr 17, 2012 7:55 AM

    I’m just waiting for the day he ends up on the Maury Show, that would be priceless lol!

  68. baron30 says: Apr 17, 2012 8:27 AM

    I hope to God that he has a financial guy setting up some trusts for his kids b/c as soon as those football check stop coming in he is going to be brooooke w/ 250k/yr in child support payments….someone should go ahead and file a preemptive bankruptcy form for him.

  69. majbobby says: Apr 17, 2012 8:49 AM

    I will say one thing. Cromartie will be broke when his NFL time is over.

  70. pisano says: Apr 17, 2012 10:10 AM

    baron30…. don’t kid yourself, middle class americans are paying for these kids, it’s been going on forever. I’ll bet most of these mothers tell welfare they don’t know who the daddy is.

  71. jolink653 says: Apr 17, 2012 10:20 AM

    like they weren’t gold digging in the first place when they slept with cromartie now they’re trying to use the kids as a way to get a show and make more money? that’s disgusting at least have the guts to say it’s about the money instead of saying it’s for the children’s benefit

  72. bigbluelou says: Apr 17, 2012 11:08 AM

    He ain’t got nothing on Wilt Chamberlain

  73. jpietrefesa says: Apr 17, 2012 12:54 PM

    It’s a joke that this guy gets offered a TV deal. Yea let’s reward the guy for being a piece of trash and give him a TV show? People have no standards anymore…

  74. sb1284 says: Apr 25, 2012 3:39 PM

    All I have to say is TYPICAL !!!!!! Really really TYPICAL!!!!

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