(Couldn’t get Cro’ to clear these for positive ID)
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.
25-year-old Cromartie, 25, “has at least seven children with six different women in five states.”
All of the kids, at least the ones we know about, are under the age of six. Cromartie has been named in at least five paternity suits the past three years.
Steven Bishop, attorney for one of the mothers, said Cromartie hasn’t paid “any of the mothers” since the end of January.
Cromartie signed a $7.35 million guaranteed contract with the Chargers in 2006. Last July, he blamed his children and their mothers on an ability to focus on the field: “Last year my head wasn’t in there, I was dealing with my kids and their moms. It had my mind somewhere else.”
In the same interview with Kevin Acee of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, Cromartie said, “It took me awhile to man up and say, ‘I gotta do what I’m supposed to do,’and accept my responsibilities.”
Sounds like that might not be happening at the moment.