Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest may not have had negative consequences for him but it has caused serious repercussions for his pions that followed his example. Serves them right. The consequences have finally come for cornerback Antonio Cromartie of the Indianapolis Colts. It cost him his job for not standing for national anthem.
During a game he chose to take a knee and raise his fist in a sign of solidarity with the black power movement. He did this while the Star Spangled Bamner played. While this probably wasn’t the only reason he was let go from the football team it no doubt played a part.
His actions definitely did not have a positive impact on the outcome of the game because the Colts lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-27. Bad karma is what that is. Mike Wells of ESPN summed it up very well,
“Cromartie was beaten twice and called for two penalties on a drive where the Jaguars managed to get a field goal as the first half came to an end. Cromartie was benched in favor of Rashaan Melvin in the second half.”
While his antics on the file are disgusting and shameful enough his antics off the field are equally as bad. Which is why his dismissal was likely due to a myriad of reasons, the national anthem protesr being the straw that broke the camels back.
Cromartie according to the court system owes over $400,000 in back child support. Which means he is a dead beat dad who does not support his child. He signed with the Colts because if he was not making money to pay it he would have gone to jail. Records indicate he has over a dozen kids by six different women!
Perhaps people would take him slightly more seriously, and only slightly, if he was not such a scumbag of a human being off the field. People are denouncing Colin Kaepernick because they disagree with him. But at least his words have a smidgen of weight. This guy has no moral high horse to stand on. His word and opinion means nothing.