Indianapolis Colts cornerback Antonio Cromartie outrageously took a knee for the national anthem during a Sunday game.
Now, the Colts have released him from the team!
Cromartie crouched down on a knee and raised a black-power fist for the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” in London.
His contract deal was worth $3 million. He owes more than $300,000 in back child support.
Antonio Cromartie’s stint with the Colts didn’t last very long.
On Tuesday, the team announced it had released the veteran cornerback. Cromartie signed with the Colts this summer, and started each of the team’s four games before his release.
In those games, Cromartie did not have a registered pass defense or interception, and struggled mightily in the Colts’ loss to the Jaguars on Sunday.
The Colts did not announce any corresponding moves.
Cromartie, who turned 32 in April, has been one of the NFL’s better cornerbacks since being selected by the Chargers in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He has been voted to the Pro Bowl four times (2007, 2012-2014), and was a first-team, all-pro in 2007.
While San Diego drafted Cromartie, he’s most known for his first of two stints spent with the Jets from 2010 through 2013. During that time, he intercepted 13 passes and scored one defensive touchdown.
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