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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:36 AM

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Cromartie is now the voice of fiscal reason

This is the time of year when NFL rookies are learning about their new lives as professionals.

And Jets rookies have one of the best mentors they could possibly have.

Antonio Cromartie, of course.

Yes, the once-free-spending father of 10 (with eight different women) is now a role model.

“I want to help others learn from what I did wrong,” Cromartie told Bob Glauber of Newsday, in an eye-opening look at how he’s turned his financial ship around. “I tell the young guys, ‘Don’t spend any money the first year and a half of your career.

“You don’t know what will happen after that. You might be released. You might be hurt. Just save your money.”

Cromartie admits he blew through $5 million his first two years in the league, on the usual suspects (cars, jewelry, friends with their hands out).

“Gone. Just gone,” Cromartie said. “I was out of control. I remember [former Chargers teammate] Quentin Jammer used to tell me to slow down, but I couldn’t do it. I just loved spending money.”

Now, he’s putting his four-year, $32 million contract in the hands of a new financial advisor, and Cromartie is proudly driving a Toyota Prius and bragging about how much he’s saving on gas.

“I can tell a lot of things to a lot of clients, but that doesn’t mean they’ll listen and accept what I say and practice that discipline,” said Jonathan Schwartz, who now handles Cromartie’s money. “[Cro] buys into it. He knows that a professional athlete’s earning period is limited, and that the best form of accumulating wealth is not to spend. His peers will go buy Rolls Royces and Ferraris and diamond jewelry, but 25 years from now, Antonio can still maintain his lifestyle, sit at the beach enjoying a cocktail and say, ‘I’ve earned it.’”

Schwartz said Cromartie’s retirement is now funded until he’d be 100 years old, and the investments should take care of all his children.

It’s a remarkable turnaround, and a remarkable lesson for young players on every team.


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:53 AM

Good for Cro! Seems like he has really matured since coming to the Jets.
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:09 AM

That's great. Hopefully the younger guys learn from that.
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:08 PM

View PostHarlemHxC814, on 02 June 2013 - 05:09 PM, said:

That's great. Hopefully the younger guys learn from that.


Yep. No doubt it has led to him concentrating on his game more, which has certainly continued to improve.
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:39 PM

Nice to see Cro is thinking with the big head now. I just hope he keeps his eye on his financial advisor too. Don't trust him with everything.
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View PostFlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


View Postazjetfan, on 02 July 2014 - 03:36 PM, said:

There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:41 PM

Good for Cro. He got way too much ridicule after that Hard Knocks episode.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:48 AM

I admit I was skeptical when the jets signed cro but he has for the most part turned out to be a GREAT acquisition.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:17 PM

Did Cro make the top 100 on NFLN?
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:32 PM

lol
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:27 PM

View PostJetsman05, on 04 June 2013 - 06:32 PM, said:

"Cro is a top lad"



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