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Tomlinson says Cro, Scott likely behind Tebow talk

LADAINIAN TOMLINSON, Football Retirement date: June 18, 2012

Retirement date: June 18, 2012
13,684 rushing yards, 145 rushing touchdowns, fifth and second all-time, respectively
After two seasons with the Jets, Tomlinson signed a one-day contract to retire as a San Diego Charger.
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LaDainian Tomlinson claims he knows who's behind the anonymous quotes about Tim Tebow: ex-teammates Antonio Cromartie and Bart Scott.

Tomlinson, a future Hall of Fame running back who spent two seasons under Rex Ryan, believes Cromartie was the unnamed player who called Tebow "terrible" in a Daily News article published Wednesday.

But he didn't stop there.

Tomlinson also said during his Sirius/XM radio show Wednesday that Scott is the anonymous player who claimed the Jets' version of the Wildcat won't work as long as Tebow's running it.

"Cromartie has never had a problem putting his name on things," Tomlinson said on-air. "...Once you start talking to the media about teammates, (coach) Rex (Ryan) is going to address it. He's not going to let it go. And so, now you have guys that don't want to put your name on it because, obviously, Rex Ryan has said something about it."

Tomlinson went on to say the Jets knew "what they were getting" in Tebow.

"They weren't getting a guy that could really compete for a starting quarterback's job," he said. "They were getting a change of pace kind of guy, a Wildcat kind of guy. Why would (general manager) Mike Tannenbaum make that move?"

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