New York Jets sweep sports epidemic under the rug

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IMay 10, 2010

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17:  Cornerback Antonio Cromartie #31 of the San Diego Chargers stands on the field during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New York Jets at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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When Antonio Cromartie was Jets-trade-for-Pro-Bowl-cornerback">traded to the New York Jets two months ago, questions immediately surfaced about his commitment to returning to Pro Bowl form.

However, a less publicized story was Cromartie’s off-the-field woes that included no less than five paternity suits in which he has been named over the past three years.

In addition, the 26-year-old Cromartie has fathered 7 children, across 5 states, with 6 different women and was behind on child support by at least $25,000.

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