Not showing up to pay a ticket is a big deal? Yeah? Hmmm...Ray Carruth apparently murdered someone. That kid from Cleveland accidentally murdered someone while DWI right? One former Jet got caught bringing, not a gun, but GUNS to the stadium on gameday. Plax got nabbed carrying a concealed weapon. Tho I am not in total agreement with the big deal that was made about it, Vick was a part of a big dog fighting ring and my apathy towards the situation doesnt mean that he didnt break FEDERAL law.
If the worse thing this kid does during his tenure here is get nabbed for traffic tickets, then I cant complain assuming the violations arent dui's. Its my hope he matures and conducts himself like an adult... like a Black man that understands that to a large extent he will be under a microscope and he will be watched closely and he will be EXPECTED to mess up. Thats what I hope.
As far as him keeping his penis in his pants is concerned, again, its my hope he grows up. I have two sons by two different women myself, and its not always easy. Again, I hope he steps up.
That being said, I aint asking him to be a role model. Thats my job. His is to play football and thats what the JETS have asked him to do.
Doesn't matter what Cimini writes; apparently Crome can't read it anyway:
Chargers' Cromartie Singled Out in ESPN Report on Florida State
by Michael David Smith on December 13, 2009 9:42 AM ET
ESPN's Outside the Lines did a lengthy investigation into the role of academics in Florida State's football program, and the report that ran on ESPN Sunday morning singled out one former Seminole, Antonio Cromartie, as a player who particularly struggled academically when he was on campus.
The Outside the Lines report quoted a former teammate and classmate of Cromartie's as saying that Cromartie's reading level was so low that he could only read a word or two every minute.
Cromartie, currently a San Diego Chargers cornerback, declined to be interviewed for the piece, and ESPN reported that Cromartie's agent, Gary Wichard, also wouldn't give an interview but did acknowledge that Cromartie has language deficiencies.
Although the tone of the ESPN report seemed to suggest that the Florida State investigation had uncovered something scandalous, the same facts could have just as easily been turned into a profile praising Cromartie for overcoming his learning disabilities and becoming a success in his chosen profession.
Perhaps if Cromartie had granted ESPN an interview, that's what it would have been.