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Antonio Cromartie, father to 10 kids with 8 different women, had a vasectomy in 2011


This story has been kind of creeping around the interwebs all week, but better late than never. According to a New York Post report about a soon-to-be-released book, New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie got himself snipped and underwent a vasectomy in 2011.

As mentioned above, prior to the procedure, Cromartie had fathered ten children with eight different women. Perhaps Cromartie, after outdoing Dick Van Patten, realized that if “Eight is Enough,” ten must be, so he decided the the time has come for snip-snip time, albeit leaving him one player short of fielding a football team comprised only of his offspring.

The New York Post story reports on an upcoming book entitled “Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football,” written by Nicholas Dawidoff.

In the book, Dawidoff writes: “Walk-throughs the day before the game were uninteresting to most players, but not to Cromartie, who could never spend enough time on a football field. Cro had recently submitted to a vasectomy — ‘I got snipped,’ as he told [Dawidoff]. Eric Smith surveyed the jubilant, excised cornerback and said fondly, ‘I wish it had calmed him down!’”

Maybe the vasectomy didn’t calm him down, but at least he avoided a real-life version similar to what happens in that new Vince Vaughn movie, which, forgive me, looks abysmal.

Anyhoo, Cromartie’s proclivity for procreation became public knowledge and comedic fodder in 2010, when, during an interview for the HBO series, “Hard Knocks,” his struggles when trying to rattle off all the names of all his kids resulted in a scene of abject awkwardness that will live on in deadbeat dad infamy:

Never gets old. But, hoo boy, how awkward.

But in the end, in all likelihood, there will be no more Antonio Cromartie babies. Unless the doctors botched his vasectomy — like the doctors did to Kramer in “Seinfeld” — leaving Cromartie even more potent now.

[H/T The Big Lead]