Antonio Cromartie’s Wife Says He Was Told Not to Kneel & Then Was Cut For Doing It Anyway
Former Indianapolis Colts cornerback Antonio Cromartie kneeled during the National Anthem just before the Colts were set to play against the San Diego Chargers. According to his wife, he was then told not to kneel again, but defied those orders by kneeling at Wembley Stadium in London, just before taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 4.
In a since deleted Instagram post, Terricka Cromartie wrote a response to Jim Irsay’s comments about NFL stadiums being the wrong venue for players to be protesting.
The post reads as follows:
“You are Nothing More than an Entertainer. Just Shut and do what we say. You have No rights as along as you are working for me.. there are other places for you to fight and stand for what you believe,” the post said.
The post added: “One things for sure I know my husband was told Not to take a Knee and he went with his heart and he took one. And that cost him his Job.. and Clearly this Statement backs that up… Just a Paid To put on a show.”
Earlier this week in Houston, Irsay also had this to say about players kneeling:
“It hasn’t been a positive thing,” Irsay told reporters. “What we all have to be aware of as players, owners, PR people, equipment managers, is when the lights go on we are entertainment. We are being paid to put on a show. There are other places to express yourself.”