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Antonio Cromartie: Tom Brady's 'An Asshole'


First Posted: 01/12/11 11:35 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

UPDATE: Tom Brady responded to Antonio Cromartie's comments today. "I've been called worse," Brady said. "There's a long list of people that feel that way."

Last week, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan took shots at Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and ripped his study habits. On Tuesday, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie backed up his coach and insulted his Sunday opponent.

Cromartie told Gary Myers of the New York Daily News that Brady is "an asshole" when asked about what kind of guy he is.

He also said that he hates Brady and claimed that he pointed to the Jets sideline after throwing a touchdown pass in New England's 45-3 blowout over the Jets on Dec. 6

"We see that a lot. He does it a lot," Cromartie said. "That's the kind of guy he is. We really don't give a damn, to tell you the truth."

Ryan jabbed Brady while praising Peyton Manning, claiming that the Patriots quarterback "thinks" he studies like the Colts star.

Cromartie used more profanity in his rant:

"That's what I think about him. I don't really give a damn about him," he said. "I don't have to play against him. I play against the receivers."

Well, Brady is the one throwing to those receivers. "Yeah, but if I beat the s--- out of his receivers, he can't throw the ball," Cromartie said.

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