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Antonio Cromartie Offers Interesting Take on NFL Labor Issues

Antonio Cromartie has nine kids with eight women over six states. I don’t know if I have enough bullets to do that if I tried, but that’s another issue. The fact is that when Cromartie hears the word “Labor”, he just feels compelled to chime in.

On Monday Cromartie blasted both the players union and the owners in a profanity filled rant about the current labor situation.

  • "You've got our head union reps acting like an (expletive), and they got their guys acting like them (expletive)."
  • "They need to get their (expletive) together and get it done."
  • "Especially when you don't get no information about nothing from the union or the owners." So to tell you the truth they need to get their damn minds together and get this [expletive] done. Stop bitching about money. Money ain't nothing. Money can be here and gone. Us players, we want to go out and play football. It's something we've been doing and we love it and enjoy it. It's our livelihood."

On Wednesday night, after Ray Lewis and Darnell Dockett called out Antonio Cromartie for his critical comments regarding the NFL Players Association, saying that the union leaders know what is fair and that the players are behind the leadership, the “labor expert” fired back continued via Twitter

@a_cromartie31 said: I don't give a who about Ray Lewis or @ddockett talking about what I said. There's 10's of thousand ppl who will lose jobs. They taking our healthcare away and for players that have surgery can't even get rehab once March 3rd gets here.

Lost in all the attention given to Antonio Cromartie’s comment is the reality that there appears to be no chance of getting a deal done without a lockout.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that if there's a lockout, he will reduce his salary to $1. NFLPA leader DeMaurice Smith countered with a sarcastic comment that if they can get a deal done by the Super Bowl, he'll take a pay cut to 68 cents.

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Keith A. Baker is a sports agent in Stamford, Connecticut. His goal is to offer a unique insight to the world of sports. Comments in his columns are for entertainment purposes only and do not reflect the views and opinions of his firm or his clients. You may email Keith directly @

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