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Attorney alleges Cromartie late on child payments

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  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    By Brent Schrotenboer, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010


    Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie is past due on about $25,000 in child support after missing his Feb. 1 payment due date for several of his children, an attorney for the mother of one of his children says.
    Cromartie, 25, has at least seven children with six different women in five states.
    The timeliness of his child support payments has been an ongoing concern to the mothers, court records show.
    An attorney for one of the mothers recently filed a document in San Diego Superior Court that prevents him from buying or selling any property without first making sure he’s current on his child support. That mother is owed $3,500 monthly for his 2-year-old daughter. All of the children are under 6.
    “My client would like to see him live up to the commitment he made to his children in the interviews he’s given about being a committed father and make sure he shares the benefits of his lifestyle,” said Steven Bishop, an attorney for one of the mothers.
    Messages left Wednesday with attorneys and agents for Cromartie were not returned.
    Bishop said Cromartie was current until February but since hasn’t paid “any of the mothers.”
    Cromartie signed a five-year contract in 2006 with $7.35 million guaranteed.
    Cromartie has been named in at least five paternity suits the past three years.
    In an interview with the Union-Tribune last summer, he said he was distracted in 2008 mostly because of his off-field issues. “My head wasn’t in there,” Cromartie said then. “I was dealing with my kids and their moms. It had my mind somewhere else.”
    Bishop said Cromartie was engaged to his client a few years ago, despite her knowledge of some of his other children at that time. Bishop said when at least one other woman became pregnant during the engagement, “that brought an end to it.”
     
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    Cromartie loses grievance

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on February 17, 2010

    Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie lost a grievance Wednesday filed by his former agent Jason Fletcher, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

    NFL arbitrator Roger Kaplan ruled that Cromartie must pay Fletcher at least $32,000 in back fees.

    The 2007 Pro Bowler is currently the subject of trade rumors despite a decent 2009 campaign.

    Cromartie claimed in the grievance it was a financial hardship to pay the overdue fees, hinting at deeper monetary problems. Cromartie has seven children spread across five states and was named in at least five paternity suits, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

    His current agent, Gary Wichard, said back in July all of the suits have been addressed. "It's all part of the simplification process," Wichard said. "Everyone will be taken care of."
     
  3. foober

    foober BoltTalker

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    Is it only seven kids now. He's slowing down.:yes:
     
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    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    I want to be a cro's kid, money money money
     
  6. Workplay

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    "Late on child payments"

    He bought a child? :lol:

    What's with these guys? Not paying child support/vehicle regisration, getting DUI's, beating GF's etc...?? Didn't they get a free education at a top University???
    It looks like he never even learned how to use a condom. What a dumbass.
     
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    $3500 a month for being a baby mama? I just touched that before the furloughs....now...
    damn, pays to be a ho.
     
  8. HollywoodLeo

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    Not that I really give a **** about Cro losing $3,500/month per child but how is that justified by the court?

    Isn't the entire concept of child support that since the father isn't physically there with the mother and child to provide he's just giving her money to help raise the child?

    Isn't that kind of excessive? I mean, that's more than a lot of people make working 40 hr/week jobs.

    She's making the equivalent of $21.875/hr in a 40-hr per week job just for being the mother of his child.

    But, I suppose the justification is the simple fact that the father can afford it. Are these things weighed by the father's salary? Or is child support a roughly flat fee? I honestly don't know.

    If it's the former then, while it still seems silly that a woman can have a child and make that kind of bank just for her and her child existing, I can still comprehend it.
     
  9. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Do you have a kids?
     
  10. HollywoodLeo

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    No.

    But if I had kids I would teach them proper grammar, such as not putting a plural noun after "a". :icon_tease:
     
  11. szarmes

    szarmes I am the Walrus

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    Cro needs to go. Take his problems and his children to another state. God knows how many other kids he's had..
     

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