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Antonio Cromartie's wife claims Colts cut him because of anthem protest

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Antonio Cromartie was released by the Indianapolis Colts after a pretty abject display against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London a few weeks ago.  

However, according to Cromartie's wife, it wasn't his performances that caused him to get the sack in Indianapolis. Instead, it was the fact that he was silently protesting during the national anthem that saw him cut.

After Colts owner Jim Irsay came out with a statement depicting his disappointment in the continuing protest of the anthems, Terricka Cromartie came out with an Instagram post that made a very bold accusation.

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"You are Nothing More than an Entertainer. Just Shut and do what we say. You have No rights as along as you are working for me.. there are other places for you to fight and stand for what you believe," Cromartie wrote.

"Smh Maybe I read something different.. one things for sure I know my husband was told Not to take a Knee and he went with his heart and he took one. And that cost him his Job.. and Clearly this Statement backs that up... Just a Paid To put on a show.." she added.

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"It hasn't been a positive thing," Irsay told reporters about the protests. "What we all have to be aware of as players, owners, PR people, equipment managers, is when the lights go on we are entertainment. We are being paid to put on a show. There are other places to express yourself."

Cromartie was the only Colts player to take a knee when he did it during the anthem before Indy's game against the San Diego Chargers at the end of September. He did it again the following week when the Colts played the Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.

The veteran corner was a step off the pace all game, playing so poorly against Allen Robinson and co. that he was benched in the second half.

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