Last Sunday, Indianapolis Colts cornerback Antonio Cromartie took a knee during the national anthem in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Two days later the Colts released the veteran player.
Cromartie crouched in protest while raising a black-power fist during the national anthem, but rose to his feet for the playing of the British anthem, “God Save The Queen”. While most want to believe this is the reason for his release, it was his performance that likely led to his release.
The veteran player was signed late last August as a last minute replacement following an ankle injury to Vontae Davis. Cromartie is in his 11th year of professional football and has been invited to the Pro Bowl on four different occasions while leading the league in interceptions back in 2007. However, he didn’t perform so well in last week’s game against the Jaguars.
“The four-time Pro Bowler struggled throughout and his play with the Colts was summed up by one series during their Week 4 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in London,” ESPN’s Mike Wells writes. “Cromartie was beaten twice and called for two penalties on a drive where the Jaguars managed to get a field goal as the first half came to an end. Cromartie was benched in favor of Rashaan Melvin in the second half.”
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