Colts Release Antonio Cromartie 2 Days After He Kneels for National Anthem
During week 3, Indianapolis Colts cornerback Antonio Cromartie became the first Colts player to kneel and raise his fist during the playing of the National Anthem. Prior to the team’s week 4 game in London, he did the exact same thing, except this time he decided to stand during the playing of the British National Anthem.
On Tuesday, Cromartie was cut by the Indianapolis Colts, but it had more to do with how he was playing than his National Anthem protest—although, the unwanted attention from it didn’t help at all.
Cromartie announced the decision via social media:
NEWS ALERT: Colts announce they have released CB Antonio Cromartie. pic.twitter.com/QTAUOqUzZR
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) October 4, 2016
And it’s not surprising about Antonio Cromartie being released. Darius Butler is on his way back. And even more, Cromartie was not good
— Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNFL) October 4, 2016
Being a 32-year-old bad cornerback and bringing unwanted attention to a franchise does not help Cromartie’s chances of getting a call from another team this year.