Jets Cromartie blasts NFL, Union

By Marc A. Greenberg

After losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game, New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie saved some of his energy on the NFL and the players union on Monday for a lack of progress in their labor negotiations.

Cromartie said both sides should be figuring out a solution and until then, both sharing the blame.

“Honestly, I don’t give a damn if they get mad at me or not,” Cromartie said, via the New York Daily News. “But it’s getting to the point where it’s getting ridiculous when everything is always dealing with money. You’re basically dealing with people’s livelihoods… You’re dealing with hundreds of thousands of other people in this workplace from the venues to everyone else. To me, you need to stop bitching about it. If you want to say that you want to get into a room and meet. Then, do it. Don’t just talk about it.”

“You got our head union rep acting like an (expletive),” Cromartie said. “They got their guys acting like (expletives). So they just need to get their (expletive) together and just get it done.”

NFLPA leader DeMaurice Smith has recently called the labor skirmish “a war” to which Commissioner Roger Goodell commented: “This is not anywhere near a war. This is a business dispute that we’ve got to get resolved.”