Evidence That HBO’s Hard Knocks Is Not Scripted

Last night on HBO’s Hard Knocks, Antonio Cromartie was asked to name his children.

Antonio Cromartie tries to remember his kids

Pull up a chair.
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NFLer Not Paying For 7 Kids With 6 Baby Mamas?

Brent Schrotenboer of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE reports:

Antonio Cromartie with daughter and baby mama

(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.

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Pic: Wound Suffered In Alleged Cromartie Assault

Here’s a photo TMZ claims is the head wound of the person who suffered the alleged bottle-throwing assault of San Diego Charger Antonio Cromartie:

Head Wound Victim In Alleged Bottle Throwing Assault By Antonio Cromartie

(Victim’s friends claims alleged attack came “out of the blue”. Really?)

The victim claims to TMZ he blacked out after his friends witnessed Cromartie “smash a bottle of Moet” into his head.

After the attack, the victim was taken to a local hospital, where he received three staples and underwent a CAT scan.

Meanwhile, Cromartie Tweeted about the incident today.

Antonio Cromarte CrimeTime31 Twitter Account

If the assault accusation is not true, why is he apologizing?

The friends of the victim claimed to TMZ today that Stephen Cooper and Shaun Phillips were present during the attack, which resulted after a large group of people began spraying champagne at the Pacific Beach bar.

Now for the part that’s hard to believe:

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SD Outlet Mistakenly Reports Cromartie ‘Arrested’

UPDATE: The La Jolla (CA) Light mistakenly reported Cromartie as being “arrested” and has since changed the headline of its story.

UPDATE: The SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE reports that Stephen Cooper was also in the bar with Cromartie when the alleged assault took place.

UPDATE: The man who covers the Chargers the closest, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE beat writer Kevin Acee, reportsBefore everyone jumps on Cromartie, several sources telling me it wasn’t him who threw bottle. Just saying we need to let facts come out.

Not disputing Acee’s sources, but Cromartie’s “it slipped” admission to police doesn’t exactly work in his favor.

The LA JOLLA (CA) LIGHT headlines today that Antonio Cromartie has been arrested by San Diego police for his role in an altercation at a San Diego bar last night.

Antonio Cromarte CrimeTime31 Twitter Account

(Ironic Tweet from Cromartie’s official  “CrimeTime31” account last night)

Cromartie allegedly threw a champagne bottle that hit another person in the head at Bar West, 959 Hornblend St., around 1:15 a.m., according to the San Diego Police Department.

The Pro Bowl star said that it “slipped out of his hand,” said department spokesman Detective Gary Hassen. No injuries were serious enough to require hospital treatment, according to the detective, and no one was arrested.

Hassen said a police report about the fight would be turned over to the City Attorney’s Office for review later Monday.

The headline indicates that Cromartie has been arrested, but the copy states otherwise. That seems like an either/or, so a clarification should be forthcoming.

Meanwhile, Cromartie’s agent Gary Wichard has also addressed his client’s possible involvement in the incident. And Wichard’s comments suggest that more Chargers were involved in the incident.

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Charger Investigated: ‘Assault with deadly weapon’

UPDATE: Earlier today, the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE reported on a “bar fight” at a Pacific Beach establishment involving “at least one Chargers player” - but no names were mentioned. Could that mean more Chargers are involved? Stay tuned.

Antonio Cromartie is being investigated for assault with a deadly weapon over a bruising incident in a San Diego bar last night.

Antonio Cromartie

(Travis Henry approves)

TMZ reports Cromartie may have “threw a champagne bottle which hit a bystander in the head.

The bystander suffered a gash on his head, but an ambulance was not called, indicating there wasn’t a serious injury. Read more…

Week In Review: Brooks & Cecilia at the X-Games

Brooks gleams the cube, as he & SbB Girl Cecilia check out the X-Games.

Brooks and SbB Girl Cecilia At X Games

Percy Harvin regales U of Florida recruits with wild Gator tales of partying, pot smoking, and coach choking.

• Speaking of the SEC, does Matthew Stafford’s U of Georgia girlfriend have enhanced gazongas?

• Fresh off the LeBron Dunkgate comes the Tiger Woods Fartgate.

• Detroit Pistons rookie DaJuan Summers places a Twitter bet with porn star Valerie Luxe on who can get 4,000 followers the fastest.

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Charger Fined For Tweeting… About Team’s Food

We can agree that it’s been a big day for sports and Twitter today, can’t we? First, Pistons rookie DaJuan Summers gets into a Twitter follower competition with a porn star, then Nuggets player J.R. Smith gets accused of gang affiliation for, basically, excessive and gratuitous usage of “K” where “C” normally goes in words*. (Does this mean Khloe Kardashian is gang-related?)

Antonio Cromartie
(This picture of him has nothing to do with Twitter, but holy hell, Antonio Cromartie can get up. He held onto this for a legit pick, by the way.)

This might top it all, though. San Diego Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie was the first NFL player to be fined for a “Tweet.” No, he didn’t divulge any “classified” information about injuries or his team’s strategies. He did, however, criticize the catering.

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