FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Another day, another squabble involving Antonio Cromartie.
The Jets cornerback got into a Twitter battle on Wednesday with his former Jets teammate Kellen Winslow. And the back-and-forth escalated quickly.
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The catalyst was Cromartie's locker-room interview Tuesday with Dee Milliner, who missed most of the 2014 season with an Achilles injury and is now a backup behind Cromartie and Darrelle Revis. In an attempt to mimic the chatter among fans and the media, Cromartie -- with microphone in hand -- asked the former first-round pick how he feels about being "on the roster bubble."
Milliner took it all in stride, but on Wednesday Winslow took to Twitter to blast Cromartie for being a fake and a bad teammate.
"Cromartie is one of the biggest posers i have ever seen and played against. Prolly the last guy I would take down an alley with me," tweeted Winslow, who last played for the Jets in 2013 and is the son of Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow. "Worry about yourself cro. Stop talkin. Your not even close to the best. You got bad feet and are scared to jam."
"Just speaking my mind this morning. Anybody who talks to their teammates like that . . . Can't respect em."
But in the end, it was Cromartie who delivered the final shot.
"@KellenWinslowJr you wish you were as good as your dad. Have you been to TARGET lately?" the cornerback tweeted, in reference to Winslow being arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana in a Target parking lot in East Hanover, New Jersey, in November 2013. A judge later dropped the case.
In response, Winslow invited Cromartie to "get in the ring" with him and threatened that he would "whoop" the cornerback. But by then, Cromartie had already been declared the Twitter fight winner on social media.
The war of words with Winslow is just the latest beef involving Cromartie. Last week, he proclaimed that Revis was better than Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman -- a statement that didn't sit well with Sherman.