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NFL Star Antonio Cromartie

Free of Legal Guardian

He Forgot He Had

7/1/2012 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0701_antonio-cromartie_gettyNY Jets star Antonio Cromartie is a grown ass man with 12 kids and until recently ... he was under a guardianship that had never been removed ... all because the necessary paperwork was never filed.

According to legal docs, the 28-year-old football stud was placed under the guardianship of his godmother, Kimberly Thomas, in 2001 ... when he was still a minor. The guardianship was put in place so he could continue to play football at Lincoln High School in Florida after his mother moved out of the county.

Fast forward 11 years and Cromartie was still under that guardianship because neither he nor Thomas filed the paperwork to dismiss the case.

A judge in the case asked for routine paperwork last month, which brought the oversight to the attention of Thomas' lawyer. The lawyer subsequently filed papers to end the guardianship, claiming Thomas hasn't done any "guardian" stuff since Cromartie's high school days.

The judge officially ended the guardianship on June 21.

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Jets    

Jets star? He is the side other teams through at.

822 days ago
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PG    

TMZ = Pathetic

822 days ago
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parlayer    

yea grandma did nothing, so she gets nothing. did she make you pay your taxes.

822 days ago
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rosebud    

Am I reading this right? This jerk is 28 years old and he has 12 kids? I guess he is a stud.

822 days ago
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ray    

that's pretty funny , apparently his godmother forgot to tell him to keep his dick in his pants or short of that use a rubber. I hope he saves his money,, costs A LOT to raise 12 kids probably with 10 different women. next report on him will be the one saving state X is after him for 1,000,000 in back child support.

822 days ago
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Tee    

How many kids will he have at 38years/? yikes!

822 days ago
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SaphireStar    

He has produced 12 kids & he's only 28??? WTF... he better hurry up a get a vasectomy (or neutered)!!!

822 days ago
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Tessa    

Someone needs to neuter this dog. Disgusting. Put sock on it.

822 days ago
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Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

He has his own team. Plus one substitute. That's true dedication to your sport!


How the hell did he even sign legit, legally binding contracts with a pro team or sponsors, if the guardian didn't do anything since he was in high school? What kind of a guardianship was that?

822 days ago
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parlayer    

thats the reason he'll get away with beating his girl!!! "I forgot she existed" really I have a girl friend??

822 days ago
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spfccmt    

cromartie had to get a 50k loan from the jets after the trade was completed to pay off some past-due child support. i don't recall him having 12 kids then (think it was seven). i guess that red flag was okay for management. but then again, if you have a coach with a foot fetish in the public domain then anything is game.

822 days ago
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Beast    

Stud? Well, I guess he is mounting one gold digger after another.

822 days ago
13.

Guy    

Sad and stupid... a 28 years old man with 12 kids. I will never understand men like Antonio.

821 days ago

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