Last week New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie became part of the .15 percent of men to impregnate a women after a vasectomy. This week we learned just how much another bundle of joy will cost him.
According to Susan Edelman of the New York Post, Cromartie pays child support of $336,000 per year—$3,500 each month per child—for eight children with seven women.
Most football fans remember when Cromartie seemed to struggle to remember the names of all his children.
Back in 2010, the Jets gave Cromartie a $500,000 advance in order to pay off his child support bills. Cromartie’s wife Terricka, who’s expecting twins, didn’t even tell him right away.
“I didn’t even tell Antonio right away because I didn’t think it was possible,” Cromartie told Brody Brown, Travis Cronin and Stephanie Webber of US Weekly. “I was going back and forth in my head how it could even happen. In my head we were good to go, we were having free sex! I just really thought that his procedure was the best protection you could have at this point.”
Cromartie signed a four-year, $32 million dollar deal last off-season, which should help out with his payments, if the team still wants him. He didn’t have a good season last year, ranking as the 103rd corner in the league, and might need to take a pay-cut in order to remain with the team.
Keep getting those checks, Cro.