Sports Illustrated has a new cover boy for its shameful “Where’s Daddy” feature on promiscuous pro athletes with children in every area code.
Over the weekend, the NY Post wrote an article about the NY Jets star cornerback Antonio Cromartie sowing his wild oats all across America. To date, Cromartie has 10 children — 11 if you count his wife’s daughter from a previous relationship.
Even though he forgot their names — and how many kids he had — during a notorious interview on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” in 2010, Cromartie loves his seeds.
Cromartie and his wife Terricka have 4 children at home. Their new son, Jagger, his 2-year-old sister Jurzie, Cromartie’s first son, T.J., 7, as well as his stepdaughter.
Cromartie is in the news not because of his prolific sexual appetite, but because his other baby mama’s — all 7 of them (except for his wife) — have banded together in a type of camaraderie that is highly unusual even for gold diggers.
Cro’s seven baby mamas have pitched a reality TV show, and all they need is his blessing so they can all get paid.
But, like Dwight Howard and other ballers, Cromartie refuses to give the approval to film his spawn.
The most vocal of Cromartie’s baby mamas is Rosemita Pierre, of Tallahassee, Fla (mother of his oldest son, Alonzo). Pierre lost custody of Alonzo to Cromartie, which leaves her bitter and penniless.
“He’s supposedly a role model, but he’s not doing what he should be doing as a father, or as a man,” she told the NY Post.
She says Cromartie continues to defy a court order that allows her to speak with her son three times a week.
“They don’t answer the phone,” said Pierre, who’s called the cops in Randolph, NJ, to knock on Cromartie’s door. “It’s a hurtful situation — like he’s trying to erase me.”
Pierre, who gets no child support from Cromartie, wants desperately to do the reality show because she wants her son to know all his half-siblings.
Even though they split the $500K evenly amongst them, the women –- from California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jersey –- want more.
Cromartie, who signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Jets last fall, received a $500,000 advance up front to pay his delinquent child support to his seven baby mamas.
The NY Post put together a graphic that makes it easier for you to match the children to their mothers.
Ryan Ross, who works in a hotel in Los Angeles, is the mother of Cromartie’s fifth child, son Tyler Jae, 4. They “dated” for about six months after meeting in a nightclub.
Ross also wants to see the show green lighted: “Our kids need to know who their siblings are. It’s bigger than our past with Antonio. It’s about our children,” she told the New York Post.
She described the relationship between the other baby mamas as a “close tight-knit friendship” where they understand exactly what each is going through and can ‘vent’ to one another.
The most bitter of the bunch is Rhonda Patterson, a corporate lawyer and ex-Miss Black North Carolina. She was able to get Cromartie as far as the alter before he got cold feet and left her for his side piece — Terricka Cason, who starred in the reality show “Candy Girls”.
In her book, Love, Intercepted, Patterson described how Cromartie cancelled their wedding a week before it was scheduled and ended their relationship when she was six-months pregnant.
Cromartie does what he can to divide his time between his football duties and making an effort to see his kds. He visits LA several months a year and spends time with T.J., says Ross, but he disappears once the football season kicks off.
“I love it,” Ross said of the proposed TV show. “Our kids need to know who their siblings are. It’s bigger than our past with Antonio. It’s about our children.”