by A.J. Coltrane
Jeff Fisher has joined Vince Young on the unemployment line. I’m a little suprised — I thought it was an either/or proposition.
In other NFL news, a tweet dustup between Antonio Cromartie and Matt Hasselbeck:
Comartie had this to say on Monday:
“Especially when you don’t get no information about nothing from the union or the owners,” Cromartie said Monday. “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.”
Then, according to ESPN:
The tweet was later removed but not before Cromartie found out about it.
He responded Thursday afternoon with a tweet that said: “hey Matt if u have something to then say it be a man about it. Don’t erase it. I will smash ur face in.”
Then this from Hasselbeck:
Hasselbeck later apologized for his initial tweet.
“Sorry for the joke man. No hard feelings,” a tweet from his account said. “DB’s & QB’s have a hard time getting along I guess sometimes. lol.”
As usual though, Jason Whitlock has the truth in his piece about Cromartie’s initial outburst- “Players Will Turn On Union Director”:
Cromartie had a lot more to say, but I’m not going to waste time repeating it here. He’s not the most eloquent, concise or thoughtful speaker. Let me translate what he said:
“I got baby mama drama and at least nine mouths to feed. I’m a free agent this offseason and need a new contract. DeMaurice better get this (spit) settled quick, because I can’t get behind on my child-support payments.”
Now, the overwhelming majority of NFL players do not have nine kids by eight different women like New York’s fertile, 26-year-old, condom-hating, shutdown corner. But Cromartie is not alone when it comes to baby mama drama among NFL players.
Roger Goodell and NFL owners probably can’t control their laughter thinking about battling Smith in a prolonged contract dispute. We’re two weeks from the Super Bowl and Cromartie is already raising a white flag.
I thought it was pretty savvy of Goodell to set his salary to $1 in the event of a lockout. He won’t be getting paid either, so the players can’t cry poverty… Of course, Goodell doesn’t have eight child-support payments.
Seriously though — “I will smash ur face in.” ???
What a Neanderthal.