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Cromartie on smoking weed: “We’re just going to do it anyway”

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Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie expects to be released this offseason, making him a free agent.

And if he hits the market, it appears he might be interested in signing with the Broncos or Seahawks for reasons that go beyond the fact they were just in the Super Bowl.

Cromartie said in an interview with Thisis50.com, a website launched by rapper 50 Cent, that he thinks the NFL should take marijuana off the banned substances list.

“They need to just let it go,” Cromartie said, via Brian Costello of the New York Post. “We’re just going to do it anyway. They just need to let it go. They need to go ahead and say, ‘Y’all go ahead, smoke it, do what you need to do.’ “

The NFL will almost certainly be interested in hearing more on this topic. Although Commissioner Roger Goodell said he would be open to learn more about weed’s medicinal properties as a concussion treatment, he’s not ready to change the league’s drug policy.

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72 Responses to “Cromartie on smoking weed: “We’re just going to do it anyway””
  1. lids1982 says: Feb 5, 2014 2:52 PM

    What an Idiot.

  2. MCxShow says: Feb 5, 2014 2:53 PM

    That was also his response when they tried to ban him from having more children.

  3. realnflmaster says: Feb 5, 2014 2:53 PM

    Coming from a father of 27 children, his stance doesn’t surprise me.

  4. rr2000k says: Feb 5, 2014 2:54 PM

    Guess who’s gonna get a “random” test soon?

  5. jetsclaps says: Feb 5, 2014 2:54 PM

    Who cares about smoking weed? Alcohol is a way worse drug than weed anyway.

  6. Patskrieg dot com says: Feb 5, 2014 2:55 PM

    Sound byte taken upon leaving Mike Pouncey’s house.

  7. captainwisdom8888 says: Feb 5, 2014 2:55 PM

    Just speak for yourself , Antonio.

    Why would anyone want to employ a player whose main purpose for signing with a team is to take advantage of their legalized marijuana?

  8. Slim Charles says: Feb 5, 2014 2:55 PM

    He is correct.

  9. kneelbeforesod says: Feb 5, 2014 2:55 PM

    “It’s for my concussion.”

    (Pharmacist gives look of suspicion)

    “And my glaucoma.”

  10. beardinals says: Feb 5, 2014 2:56 PM

    I thought this dude smartened up in the past couple of years.

  11. soulmancer says: Feb 5, 2014 2:56 PM

    Is it fair for players to receive punishment for smoking weed that is similar to punishment issued for violent crimes?

    Hopefully NFL rules will catch up.

  12. skinsrock says: Feb 5, 2014 2:56 PM

    These guys are constantly sore & injured… I don’t see why the league wouldn’t want some potheads over a Brett Favre situation where he a player is taking over 100 pills a day just to make their next game.

  13. hurricanes88 says: Feb 5, 2014 2:56 PM

    Uhhhh…. what…?

    Hey, are you going to eat that?

  14. tokyosandblaster says: Feb 5, 2014 2:56 PM

    This guy has to be one of the stupidest people out there. I’d say he is from Minnesota, but since he’s obviously athletic, Minneanderthal is out of the question.

  15. nykfanwakemeupin2015 says: Feb 5, 2014 2:56 PM

    I’m in sales and had a stressful week last week on top of being really sore from mma training. Didnt get much sleep all week and knew I needed to. Took a couple of hits, enjoyed a meal and was out like a light and ready to go in the am.

    I am not a huge pro pot person but to deny using it helps take things down a notch when life is getting a little hectic would be ignorant…..

  16. imbetteratlifethanyou says: Feb 5, 2014 2:57 PM

    Good point – I mean, we all know the Vikings lose every week – but they still play the games.

    The NFL should allow weed and get kick the Vikings to the CFL.

  17. bigbaldpapahawk says: Feb 5, 2014 2:58 PM

    How soon till he sees a “random” drug test?

  18. thealmightybigblue says: Feb 5, 2014 2:58 PM

    Hahaha great answer.but really they should.is it harmful,No.does it enhance performance,No.

  19. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 5, 2014 2:58 PM

    Super Bowl teams came from the only two states with legal pot. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

  20. barkymingo says: Feb 5, 2014 2:59 PM

    Doesn’t this dude have like 15 kids?? I think he should save some of his money for that instead of blowing it like crazy on weed. But I do agree that we need to get over this whole weed is illegal stuff and just make it legal.

  21. favresweiner says: Feb 5, 2014 2:59 PM

    “Just when I thought you couldn’t get any dumber, you go out and do something like this.”

  22. gbmickey says: Feb 5, 2014 3:00 PM

    The NFL drug policy is a joke that a player will come out and flaunt drug use. Not saying I have an issue with pot or that Cromartie has any brains but they should be embarrassed. Just the fact more baseball players are suspended for PED’s vs. the NFL is laughable.

  23. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 5, 2014 3:01 PM

    Roger is open minded about the medicinal benefits of pot. But he’s against any rule changes that would slow the game down.

  24. jbl429 says: Feb 5, 2014 3:01 PM

    Unrelated, Cromartie just received a “random” letter about needing to report for a drug test.

  25. xxsweepthelegxx says: Feb 5, 2014 3:01 PM

    Probably true….but man what an idiot

  26. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 5, 2014 3:02 PM

    This has to be the smartest thing he’s said, ever.

  27. 702vikes says: Feb 5, 2014 3:02 PM

    LEGALIZE!

  28. codenamez says: Feb 5, 2014 3:02 PM

    Whether it’s on the banned list or not, doesn’t change the legality of it. Personally, I don’t smoke but think it should be legal, but guys like this actually hurt their case more than help it.

  29. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 5, 2014 3:03 PM

    Legalize it.

  30. sikoix says: Feb 5, 2014 3:03 PM

    While this is true for the NFL, it’s also true for planet Earth.

  31. calhounlambeau says: Feb 5, 2014 3:05 PM

    That photo is so fitting. Nice find. Agree with Cromartie on this. I’ve never smoked anything, but enough already with all these regulations.

  32. magbastard says: Feb 5, 2014 3:08 PM

    Listen up society: I spent 20 years as a patrol cop in NYC. People that were messed up on Alcohol caused more damage and more Violence and were just a general pain in the behind at a much higher rate than those on pot. I saw it with my own two eyes. What the NFL needsto concern itself with is the Drugs the team Physician hands out.

  33. thevikesarebest says: Feb 5, 2014 3:08 PM

    The seadderall shehawks know all about drugs….pathetic franchise

  34. ninetysixer says: Feb 5, 2014 3:10 PM

    Antonio, try to save your money for those child support payments when your career is over…..

  35. hummer53 says: Feb 5, 2014 3:13 PM

    Not sure , but don’t think NBA test for weed. NFL ought to just do the same.

  36. chargerdillon says: Feb 5, 2014 3:19 PM

    Awww yes good ole Antonio setting the example for his 17 kids.

  37. packfanaj12 says: Feb 5, 2014 3:20 PM

    It’s stupid that it is banned in the first place… It’s not like some guy who smokes weed is going to have a edge on someone who doesn’t. If it does not effect a players ability to play (PED), then why should they care… There is actually more reason to have it allowed then banned due to medical reasons.

  38. MostlyRight says: Feb 5, 2014 3:21 PM

    This is your brain on drugs…

  39. warhammer420 says: Feb 5, 2014 3:23 PM

    How dare players use a natural substance that has been used for thousands of years for pain relief. They should use harmful and addictive pharmaceuticals instead.

  40. FinFan68 says: Feb 5, 2014 3:26 PM

    Should the nfl just get rid of the conduct policy altogether for the same reason? Just have the government get rid of speed limits since a lot of people speed anyway. His statement is stupid. The fact is that it is illegal (federally) in this country regardless of whether certain states enforce it. Skip random drug tests and make them mandatory every week and see how many of these guys show positive for drugs and PEDs. My guess would be that fewer than 200 guys would be available to play league wide.

  41. jburk003 says: Feb 5, 2014 3:29 PM

    I’m most definitely a PRO-WEED person. I believe it should be legal and is LESS harmful than alcohol.

    BUT, in the case of CROMARTIE:

    You got 9 kids. You should be saving every dollar you have;establish a nice savings for your kids to inherit and splite, but them through college, not blow your money on some sticky green. C’mon man. And you’re in NY so I know it’s more expensive than when you were out in California!!

  42. Brinke says: Feb 5, 2014 3:29 PM

    how many kids is he up to?

  43. WACANHFL says: Feb 5, 2014 3:29 PM

    Insane in the Membrane- Insane in the Brain…

  44. bobleblah says: Feb 5, 2014 3:30 PM

    Have you ever looked at your hand?

    I mean really LOOKED at your hand?

    I can’t remember what I was going to say…

  45. gregoryp3234 says: Feb 5, 2014 3:30 PM

    how dumb can u be? I’m not sure that this guy could pass 1st grade.

  46. tindeaux says: Feb 5, 2014 3:31 PM

    alright. cromartie is not smart and we all know it. The idiot who interviewed him is even worse!

  47. fwippel says: Feb 5, 2014 3:31 PM

    Geez, thanks AC. Just what we need: Professional athletes encouraging even more use of cognitive impairing substances among young people.

    Yeah, pot is a gateway drug. I’ve seen that gateway lead to the abuse of drugs that enslave people for life, including family members. It’s bad enough now. Do we really need prominent athletes cheering for things to get worse?

  48. duster1982 says: Feb 5, 2014 3:35 PM

    ” Yo Mr Commish. Us players are just gonna commit crimes anyways, so why punish us for it? Just let it go”

  49. jimmyt says: Feb 5, 2014 3:37 PM

    He is 100% right. It takes a long time to un-brainwash a country this size. Just look at the 50 year grudge we hold against Cuba.

  50. ibreathefootball says: Feb 5, 2014 3:40 PM

    Now we know what Cromartie means when he says “It’s time to get ripped”. He’s not talking about working out with weights folks lol.

  51. 23rdusernameused says: Feb 5, 2014 3:40 PM

    ‘Y’all go ahead, smoke it, do what you need to do.’

    love it ‘TONE!

  52. Big D says: Feb 5, 2014 3:44 PM

    Just another dope smoking idiot. Weed makes them more stupid apparently.

  53. rbirving says: Feb 5, 2014 3:45 PM

    regardless of the legalities, the reality is the MJ is not a performance enhancing drug. It serves no purpose for the NFL to be testing for it.

  54. rbirving says: Feb 5, 2014 3:47 PM

    gateway drug? Some idjit pulled this label out of there ass while trying to justify MJ prohibition.

    I don’t know a single persone who didn’t start with alcohol. There’s your gateway.

  55. JackedUpSports says: Feb 5, 2014 3:47 PM

    gang GREEN baby!

  56. khmer379 says: Feb 5, 2014 3:49 PM

    the seattle seahawks and Denver Broncons agree that something you gotta blow a bowl or two lol

  57. toybkshr says: Feb 5, 2014 3:50 PM

    Somehow, I think he will be subject to more “random” drug tests than most.

  58. seattlesuperchronic says: Feb 5, 2014 3:51 PM

    I love this guy.

  59. afcdomination says: Feb 5, 2014 3:56 PM

    until it is removed from the NFL’s drug policy, I would shush about it. wait until they change it, then praise its awesome ways. but not now. you basically just asked to get a random test.

  60. patsfan1820 says: Feb 5, 2014 4:07 PM

    He isn’t wrong. I mean would you rather have a bunch of PED and pill popping users or pot heads in the league? Just legalize it already it isn’t worth this drug war bull crap.

  61. sandersmarcus10 says: Feb 5, 2014 4:08 PM

    An you haters cry about what Sherman says, get real!

  62. negaduck says: Feb 5, 2014 4:10 PM

    Cromartie is 100% correct on this issue.

  63. metalman5150 says: Feb 5, 2014 4:16 PM

    I love weed just as much as the next person.
    Wish I would have never been arrested for it.
    What happens to the hundreds of thousands of people that were criminally charged and detained for something so non-violent , non-psychotic and non-detremental to society, community & life?
    How will the gov’t ever come to terms and say, we were wrong, and we are sorry?

  64. marc0626 says: Feb 5, 2014 4:32 PM

    He’s right. Not smart to say it to the media tho

  65. behike54 says: Feb 5, 2014 4:50 PM

    So when this fool is out of the league in a few years and dead broke, who’s gonna feed all those kids?

    John Q Taxpayer, thats who.

  66. patrick33706 says: Feb 5, 2014 4:54 PM

    MMAPS Mad Mothers Against Pot Smokers

  67. itswhereyourmindsat says: Feb 5, 2014 4:58 PM

    Gotta agree with Cro. People act like weed is peyote or something. Get off your high horse and realize it’s not bad at all. Marijuana is beneficial in my opinion, and lots of other peoples opinions as well

  68. discountdoublecheck says: Feb 5, 2014 4:59 PM

    Man…when he gets the munchies he’s gonna be reallllly disappointed when he realizes that Geno Smith isn’t the Geno of Geno’s Cheesesteaks.

  69. swaggyy says: Feb 5, 2014 5:35 PM

    Cromartie also thought Seattles defense wasn’t enough to stop Denver. LOL

  70. FlikeMorio says: Feb 5, 2014 5:44 PM

    At least he’s honest.

  71. dfwhawkguy says: Feb 5, 2014 8:21 PM

    Bruh, you really need to be playing for Seattle.

  72. bart15np says: Feb 5, 2014 8:56 PM

    That’s how Tron is living! For the citaay!

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