Voice for Equality: Antonio Cromartie
November 05, 2010
Antonio Cromartie is is an American football cornerback for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers 19th overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State. Cromartie is credited with the longest play in NFL history, as he returned a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown on November 4, 2007. His 10 interceptions led the NFL for number of interceptions in 2007. In addition, Cromartie had 2 post season interceptions. Learn more here.
In November of 2010, Mr. Cromartie posed for the NoH8 (No Hate) campaign to demonstrate his support for the freedom to marry. As posted on towleroad.com, he was the first NFL player to do so. NoH8’s Adam Bouska has photographed thousands of subjects since California passed Proposition 8 in 2008. All of the subjects are photographed with duct tape over their mouths to symbolize that their voices are not being heard on the subject of the freedom to marry. [Link]