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Cromartie says Bush is unprofessional, has poor sportsmanship

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As the war of words continues between Dolphins running back Reggie Bush and the Jets, Antonio Cromartie has chimed in.

Cromartie says that Bush crossed the line when he referred to Darrelle Revis’s season-ending knee injury as “karma.” Bush said the Jets got what they deserved because the Jets had spoken publicly about targeting Bush, but Cromartie says that’s nonsense.

I ain’t going to say what I really want to say about Reggie Bush,” Cromartie said. “To me, there’s no such thing as karma. A freak accident happened. For [Bush] to come out and say something like that, to me, it’s unprofessional. It’s not showing any kind of sportsmanship at all.”

Jets coach Rex Ryan made the comment about putting “hot sauce” on Bush that originally got under Bush’s skin, but Ryan said that as he prepares to face the Dolphins again on Sunday, he doesn’t want any cheap shots or hits after the whistle.

“Extracurricular things, nobody wants to see that,” Ryan said, and then added with a laugh, “Who am I kidding? We all want to see it.”

One way or another, the Jets have made clear that they want to see Bush flat on his back.

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62 Responses to “Cromartie says Bush is unprofessional, has poor sportsmanship”
  1. tannethrill says: Oct 27, 2012 8:28 AM

    Go practice your kids names Cro.

  2. kurtrundell says: Oct 27, 2012 8:29 AM

    Well, Reggie Bush doesn’t like AC’s parenting skills.

  3. metalhead65 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:31 AM

    thanks allot jets! you have managed to make me do something I never thought I would and that is root for the dolphins at least for 1 game. as someone who is so sick of hearing about the 72 dolphins I despise them, but listening to you jackasses talk nonstop about taking a player out is even worse. how about you guys shut and accomplish something like say wining before you talk all that smack?

  4. sterilizecromartie says: Oct 27, 2012 8:31 AM

    I think all Jets (including the coach) should just stop talking for the rest of the season.

  5. reporterofthetruth says: Oct 27, 2012 8:31 AM

    It’s time to reinstate Sean Payton, or suspend Rex Ryan.

  6. El Capitan says: Oct 27, 2012 8:32 AM

    I hope that Reggie racks up 200 yards and a couple of TDs against this joke of a team.

  7. ihatestupidpeople says: Oct 27, 2012 8:33 AM

    These idiots talk more than @mattwalshvideo posts about spygate. Be more like the Pat’s and let your play on the field do the talking.

  8. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:35 AM

    Can karma manifest itself in the form of higher child support payments?

  9. tincansailor981 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:36 AM

    Not quite “target the ACL” but the game’s violent objective is the same: gain an advantage by knocking a key player off the field of play. What you got to say about that, Goody?

  10. rockthered1286 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:36 AM

    So the Jets have stopped so low that all they can do is talk trash to the Dolphins of all teams? Classy cro. “I mean we talked about the hot sauce and taking him out of the game and trying to hurt bush but karma talk? THAT’S unprofessional.”

    What a joke this team is. See you at DC in Baltimore 2013 Rex.

  11. ezra954 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:36 AM

    Between the head coach and the players I bet the jets couldn’t 5 mins without talking trash

  12. nyjets1017 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:37 AM

    I can’t wait to hear all the Cro and Ryan haters with this one. Especially since Ryan isn’t lying. Everyone who says they don’t like that little tiff after the whistle is a liar

  13. ezra954 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:38 AM

    Between the head coach and the players I bet the jets couldn’t go 5 mins without talking trash

  14. prmpft says: Oct 27, 2012 8:40 AM

    ” Hello Kettle, this is the POT – You’re Black”.

  15. stlsteelerfan says: Oct 27, 2012 8:41 AM

    I didn’t realize a guy who holds on every play is an expert on sportsmanship.

    While Rex Ryan is asking for an apology from Bush, how about he control his own team?

  16. cubsin2049 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:42 AM

    Name me 5 — just 5 — of your kids names and then I’ll listen to what you have to say. Until then loser — keep your pants on and your mouth shut!

  17. ravenator says: Oct 27, 2012 8:43 AM

    But not remembering the names of your kids is completely professional

  18. brutus9448 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:43 AM

    maybe he should talk to his coach about trying to injure a player on the other team. That’s unprofessional. Bush really didn’t say anything.
    Ryan wanted to injure bush on purpose but his player got injured instead. What goes around does come around in this case. deal with it rexy!

  19. jpak12 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:49 AM

    So, stating that you are going to target and injure a player, then actually injuring him is okay accorrding to the Jets, but saying it is karma after the Jets player gets hurt is wrong?

    Lol is there a more delusional team, it was like Revis complaining about Belichick’s ‘public’ comments, really a Jets player complaining about another coaches public comments?!

  20. ragingsea says: Oct 27, 2012 8:49 AM

    The Jets never stop running thier mouths. Pee Wee players are more mature. Hey Jets, here’s an idea, let your game play do your talking! Oh wait, nevermind, keep talking.

  21. wayne1693 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:54 AM

    Worse than 2 teenage girls fighting over a boyfriend!

  22. bingobrown12 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:54 AM

    Talking about unprofessional…………..

  23. 69finfan says: Oct 27, 2012 8:57 AM

    Cro, I could be going out on a limb here, could be way off base but I really don’t think anybody cares what you think about anything. Move along now, it’s got to be about time for a support payment.

  24. bigwinintx says: Oct 27, 2012 9:00 AM

    I might be wrong, but shouldn’t you WIN the game before you start talking trash???

    On a side note, if a reporter asks you to name ALL of your kids and their ages, and you hesitate after the first five, then you’re irresponsible and a dead beat!

  25. promickey says: Oct 27, 2012 9:06 AM

    To Antonio Cromartie; Shut up and play

  26. stopdk12 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:10 AM

    so much talk…so few victories.

  27. canetic says: Oct 27, 2012 9:10 AM

    I love that the Jets are always focused on Reggie Bush. That shows how ignorant they are about the Dolphins. He’s good, but he’s not AP or Foster or Ray Rice. He’s just a part of the offense, not the whole thing.

  28. noahbird says: Oct 27, 2012 9:12 AM

    Nobody talks about Daniel Thomas’ nice move that tore Revis’ ACL. It should be a poster.

  29. 1uniquename says: Oct 27, 2012 9:17 AM

    If the league fined the jets for every moronic comment the team makes and donated that to cancer research we may actually find a cure, actually that sounds like a good idea…

  30. iprobablybangyouruglyasswife says: Oct 27, 2012 9:17 AM

    Its becoming more than clear that people get more excited to see the Jets do something bad than their own team do something good. @El Capitan .. you remind me of the fool who predicted steve johnson would get 150 and 2 Tds against this team. Reggie will play no better than average and you can bet your ugly wife on that. Jets win. Again.

  31. gsb333 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:17 AM

    With all the trash talk and all the hype… I’m curious to see if Bush responds. His knee should be fine now. Bush has been on the cusp of a star back for a while. Stars respond in big games. Stars back up the talk. Can Bush?

    … I sure hope so. Oh, and to AC… there is no more unprofessional team than the Jets. They are nasty, crude, cheap, and ugly. AC you’re good but a joke of a human being. Wrap it for once dude.

  32. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:24 AM

    Unprofessional? Poor sportsmanship?

    Say, isn’t he talking about his own team? Apparently Cromartie suffered a few blows to the head!

  33. tommynatorii says: Oct 27, 2012 9:26 AM

    On the surface it seems like all the jets defenders will be targeting Reggie. But behind Reggie’s attempy to play well and shut up the jets is an offensive line that is going to play out of their minds to steamroll the jets D, and open up big runs for Reggie.
    To qoute Bart Scott about this game Sunday, “Can’t wait!”

  34. baloneyjohn says: Oct 27, 2012 9:34 AM

    Rex Ryan, like his old man and brother are big bags of wind.
    Shut and coach, loser. Hopefully, Woody has seen enough of your swaggering BS

  35. bsandcs says: Oct 27, 2012 9:34 AM

    i don’t understand. Rex Ryan explicitly talked in his book about “dotting” opposing players before the jets played them and how a player does NOT want to be “dotted” by the jets. then the jets come out and talk hot saucing specific players and head hunting and purposefully knocking key opponents out of the game (and succeeding).

    maybe there was no $ offered but if Goodell’s whole issue is the bounty/injury targeting then HOW is this the dot system any less systematic than the saints’? The saints just got hounded for everything the jets are strutting around doing and nobody is turning a head.

  36. jacksonjames4 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:42 AM

    I have never rooted for the dolphins …. until now

  37. annes22 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:50 AM

    Cromartie is nothing more than a “low life”. Reggie probably couldn’t care less what he has to say about him. His buddies on the team will take care of it Sunday just wait.
    The Jets are just a circus, no other team in the NFL talks like they do, but then look at their leader. He can’t help himself.
    Cromartie has nothing to say about life, how many children does he have, with all different “mommies”?????

  38. samapoc says: Oct 27, 2012 10:01 AM

    No money exchange necessary! Bounty that, you bunch of softies. It’s football.

  39. yourignorancespreads says: Oct 27, 2012 10:01 AM

    Lets go Reggie. I hope you run for 100 and recieve for 100 yards an get 3 td’s. and and don’t even respond verbally just do your work on the field and walk away silent.

  40. uwachampion says: Oct 27, 2012 10:02 AM

    Says the guy that plays for one of the most unprofessional teams in sports.

  41. stew48 says: Oct 27, 2012 10:05 AM

    Gee, this triteness and the super item about a Ryan crying are certainly great NFL reading. Thanks so much for mature reporting.

  42. justintuckrule says: Oct 27, 2012 10:23 AM

    If smack talk falls in the woods of two scrub teams, does it make a sound?

  43. thejuddstir says: Oct 27, 2012 10:32 AM

    Rex and his players love to dish it out but they certainly can’t take it.
    Cromartie should be the last person to talk about being professional and responsible, what a douche bag of a role model.

  44. intergalacticbronco says: Oct 27, 2012 10:41 AM

    I really feel sorry for Tim Tebow. Everything about Tebowmania aside, you can’t deny that he is truly a good person. And in the end, he winds up playing for Rex Ryan and the New York Jets, a “team” that offends everyone and inspires no one.

  45. CKL says: Oct 27, 2012 10:55 AM

    nyjets1017 says:
    Oct 27, 2012 8:37 AM
    I can’t wait to hear all the Cro and Ryan haters with this one. Especially since Ryan isn’t lying. Everyone who says they don’t like that little tiff after the whistle is a liar
    __________________________________
    Ummm…Absolutely unprovoked by any public trash talk, Cro was calling the QB of my team an F******* A****** to the media. He has ZERO business deciding what is professional behavior.

    I love tough physical football, but I HATE most tiffs after the whistle because they can cost my team valuable yards. Much as I love Rodney Harrison which is 100%, there were times I was screaming at my TV for BB to take him out of the game because he got TOO into it.

    I actually don’t mind Rex most of the time but it’s a true fact that I never even knew what Revis’ voice sounded like when Mangini was the HC.

  46. clownsfan says: Oct 27, 2012 10:59 AM

    That’s like poop tellin vomit that it stinks!!

  47. djstat says: Oct 27, 2012 11:02 AM

    Cromarttie is a true role model

  48. fcs34 says: Oct 27, 2012 11:08 AM

    You better pray there is no such thing as karma Cro.

  49. spfripp says: Oct 27, 2012 11:58 AM

    I guess trying to injure players, faking injuries, tripping players and whining about how fast opposing offense snaps the ball is all professional.

  50. jarepine says: Oct 27, 2012 12:15 PM

    I don’t think Bush ever said that Revis or the Jets got what they deserved I believe he said what goes around comes around. That doesn’t sound like he is saying Revis deserved to get injured, hust saying that hey if you say your going to try and hurt a player and then one of yours gets hurt it is karma.

  51. raji1824 says: Oct 27, 2012 12:19 PM

    This whole trash talk thing is usually hyped by media. To get better ratings on a particular fans. Miami is a surprising team this year and jets are playing better than what people expected. The only reason jets are more outspoken is because of newyork media knows how to get stuff out of their mouths to make game more interesting. Believe me these players off the field have better relations.

  52. raji1824 says: Oct 27, 2012 12:20 PM

    Particular games*** meant to say

  53. hehateme2 says: Oct 27, 2012 1:23 PM

    The jets are obsessed with the Dolphins. Always have been. It’s the closest they will ever get to perfection.

  54. hehateme2 says: Oct 27, 2012 1:27 PM

    @iprobablybangyouruglyasswife – Real classey there.
    YOU are the perfect example of a jet fan…. and the reason we all laugh at you!
    Fins 20-wets 10

  55. daboltfan says: Oct 27, 2012 1:36 PM

    Whenever I see a post about Cro, I don’t care about the report, I read it for the comments

  56. monropoobah says: Oct 27, 2012 1:59 PM

    once more, not because ‘you’ will get it but just because.
    bounty; cash for injury; not just shakeup or trepidation about crossing routes but getting someone taken off the field on a stretcher.
    defiance; receive league warning about bounties and continue anyway.
    jets; WAY too much talking. but hot sauce and dotting are about laying a good hit on somebody and trying to limit their production.
    ryan said he would never want to see somebody injured. reached for sincerity by coming up with examples of how an injury (at least to a high end player), hurts the game.
    even after the fact, where’s that quote from payton or the dc?

  57. monropoobah says: Oct 27, 2012 2:00 PM

    jets, 30-16

  58. mykl954 says: Oct 27, 2012 3:40 PM

    Moron with a 12 wonderlic score. On an ESPN special on academic violations at FSU, a former teammate mentioned he was so dumb he was reading at the rate of 2 words/minute.

    So between failing the California DMV written test, all his spread seeds that the Jets had to pay in arrears child support for and the fact that he’s as dumb as a doorknob, who cares what this Neanderthal thinks.

    Fins 27 -17

  59. NakedCowboy! says: Oct 27, 2012 4:27 PM

    say one thing about cro… say he is always entertaining… or he has a lot of kids… take ur pic… errrr….

  60. miamatt says: Oct 27, 2012 4:49 PM

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

    I get the feeling Miami is gonna unload on the Jets this weekend. I can’t wait to hear that windbag Ryan telling us all how 3-5 going into the bye week tastes.

  61. allidoiswin55 says: Oct 28, 2012 9:27 AM

    Save your advice!!!! . How about you become a better ” Person or man of character ” and stop making multiple babies a year. I think one year u had 4 or 5 kids. UNBELIEVEABLE! When you become RESPONSIBLE you can get give out advice! Bust was out of line, but your qualified to judge People!

  62. allidoiswin55 says: Oct 28, 2012 10:43 AM

    *Bush

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