“You are Nothing More than an Entertainer. Just Shut and do what we say. You have No rights as along as you are working for me.. there are other places for you to fight and stand for what you believe...Smh Maybe I read something different..one things for sure I know my husband was told Not to take a Knee and he went with his heart and he took one. And that cost him his Job.. and Clearly this Statement backs that up… Just a Paid To put on a show.”
The problem I have with criticizing this relatively baseless accusation is that we would all say something similar if we were in this situation. Your husband who - at one point - was one of the more talented players in the league gets axed just days after taking a knee during the National Anthem by an owner who has made it pretty clear how he feels about taking a knee during the National Anthem and it's human nature to assume he got screwed. Especially since you're inherently going to glorify your significant other's performance on the field.
Now, do I agree with her? Not really. I'm pretty sure that Antonio Cromartie's play had fallen off a cliff prior to getting cut, and his current status of 'unemployed as fuck' speaks to that exact sentiment. The Colts owner might be a diabolical, drug sniffing drunk, but I know that there aren't 31 other NFL GM's that are so adamant about "supporting the troops" that they'll let someone that can provide depth in a secondary go unsigned. Therefore, I have to assume that dude just wasn't getting it done anymore. Was his decision to take a knee and raise a fist what finally prompted Jim Irsay's pill poppin' ass to officially let him go? We will never know, and that has everything to do with Antonio Cromartie's failures as a football player. The fact that it took a family member bringing it up weeks later due to a dumbass quote speaks volumes about how justified people thought his release was. If anyone - and I mean ANYONE - other than his wife had an inkling that this was a vengeful, reactionary move to a public protest we CERTAINLY would have discussed it before right now, but I certainly respect her loyalty.
h/t CBS Local