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:


Breaking News. I was just released by @colts. A great few weeks here. I know God has a better plan than mine. Thank you for father for your blessings. Thank you colts fan for the support. #teamcromartie

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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.

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