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Antonio Cromartie reportedly nixes reality show with his 10 kids and their eight moms

Antonio Cromartie took in the Nets-Heat game on Monday night. (Julio Cortez / AP)

The New York Jets’ cornerback, who has 10 kids with eight women across six states and famously struggled to name all the tots on “Hard Knocks” in 2010, has put the kibosh on the idea, according to the New York Post. (Video of the scene is here.)

“I love [the idea],” Ryan Ross, the mother of Cromartie’s fifth child, said. “Our kids need to know who their siblings are. It's bigger than our past with Antonio. It's about our children.”

Cromartie, who signed a four-year, $32-million contract last fall, pays more than $3,500 per month to all but two of the mothers of his children. Cromartie, 28, recently became a father again when his wife Terricka gave birth to a son, Jagger, and has nine children under the age of 4. Ross said the women all get along well — probably better than the Jets on any given day.

“We're not catty women. We have a close, tight-knit friendship and understand what each other's going through,” Ross said. “We reach out to share news about the kids, to talk, to vent.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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