On Tuesday, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie played the role of reporter and asked teammate Dee Milliner some questions after the team’s minicamp practice.
The questions weren’t exactly softballs for Milliner, who is recovering from a torn Achilles and trying to get his career back on track after struggling to make a positive impression in his first two seasons.
“Do you feel confident going into the season? There’s a lot of talk saying you’re on the roster bubble, [that] you’re here to make the team,” Cromartie asked, via Metro New York. “Do you feel and have the confidence that you and in your ability that you can do the things you’re supposed to do?”
Milliner handled it well enough, but one of Cromartie’s former Jets teammates didn’t take too kindly to the line of questioning. Kellen Winslow Jr. took to Twitter to air his complaints.
“Cromartie is one of the biggest posers I have ever seen and played against. Prolly the last guy I would take down an alley with me. Worry about yourself Cro. Stop talkin. Your not even close to the best. You got bad feet and are scared to jam. Just speaking my mind this morning. Anybody who talks to their teammates like that … Can’t respect em,” Winslow wrote in a series of tweets.
Cromartie replied with a couple of well-placed slams of his own.
“You wish you were as good as your dad,” Cromartie wrote. “Have you been to Target lately?”
In the event you’ve forgotten, the reference is related to Winslow’s arrest in a parking lot outside a Target in 2013 for synthetic marijuana possession. Police were responding to a call from a woman who reported seeing Winslow with his pants down while pleasuring himself and found two jars of Vaseline in the car.
Winslow responded to Cromartie by saying that the two of them should get in the ring before promising to “whoop that ass.” We’re not sure if the fight will ever take place, but Boston Market would be an obvious sponsor for the event if it should ever take place.