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Cornerback Cromartie loses grievance

Pro Football reports that cornerback Antonio Cromartie lost a grievance today:

Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie lost a grievance Wednesday filed by his former agent Jason Fletcher, according to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.

NFL arbitrator Roger Kaplan ruled that Cromartie must pay Fletcher at least $32,000 in back fees.

The 2007 Pro Bowler is currently the subject of trade rumors despite a decent 2009 campaign.

Cromartie claimed in the grievance it was a financial hardship to pay the overdue fees, hinting at deeper monetary problems. Cromartie has seven children spread across five states and was named in at least five paternity suits, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

His current agent, Gary Wichard, said back in July all of the suits have been addressed. “It’s all part of the simplification process,” Wichard said. “Everyone will be taken care of.”

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