Antonio Cromartie's Estimated Child Support Revealed in NY Post Report

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2016

New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) stands by his locker during a press conference at the Jets practice facility Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, in Florham Park, NJ. The Jets are preparing for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills and former coach, Rex Ryan. If they defeat the Bills, they'll earn a wild card spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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In 2010, the New York Jets gave Antonio Cromartie a $500,000 advance so he could pay back child support. Six years later, we now know how Cromartie racked up such a large bill.  

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. 

In addition, Cromartie has two more children with his wife, Terricka, and a set of twins on the way. The couple recently announced Terricka Cromartie is pregnant despite Antonio having undergone a vasectomy.

“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.”

Antonio and Terricka were married in 2010. The marriage has coincided with the best stretch of Cromartie's career, as he's made the Pro Bowl in three of the last four seasons.

The Jets signed him to a four-year, $32 million contract last offseason that should help him with any child-support payments, provided the team wants to keep him around. The remaining $25 million over the next three seasons is all non-guaranteed base salary, per Spotrac.

Cromartie did not record a single interception for the first time since his rookie season and ranked 103rd at his position in Pro Football Focus' grading system. Cromartie could be in danger of being cut if he doesn't take a pay cut. Given the state of his child support and with two more kids on the way, the veteran corner should probably do whatever it takes to keep the NFL paychecks flowing.

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