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New York Jets' Antonio Cromartie pays $336,000 in child support

According to a report that has surfaced in various media outlets, Antonio Cromartie, a player for the New York Jets, pays child support for eight children with seven different mothers. He is also married and has two children with his wife as well as twins that are on the way.

In 2010, the Jets provided an advance of $500,000 to Mr. Cromartie so he could pay back child support that he owed at that time. Reportedly, he is ordered to pay $3,500 per month for each child, or a total of around $336,000 per year. Mr. Cromartie married his wife in 2010. The couple said that she is currently pregnant even though he had a vasectomy after they had their first two children.

In the last four seasons, Mr. Cromartie made it to the Pro Bowl three times. The Jets agreed to a $35 million contract for the next four years. Of that amount, the $25 million left for the next three seasons is not guaranteed. If the Jets decide to let him go and end his contract, he could have trouble with his child support.

Under the New York Child Support Standards Act, monthly child support amounts are ordered based upon the combined parental income. A parent who has a substantial change in financial circumstances after an order has been issued must continue paying the amount owed until and unless the court orders a reduction. People who are going through financial hardships may want to get help from a family law attorney in filing a motion to modify the child support amount.

Source: Bleacher Report, "Antonio Cromartie's estimated child support revealed in NY Post report," Tyler Conway, Jan. 18, 2016.

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