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Jets CB Antonio Cromartie denies accusation of being anonymous critic

11.16.12 at 3:15 pm ET

Retired running back LaDainian Tomlinson said on Wednesday that he knows who attacked Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow with anonymous quotes in the New York Daily News this week: Antonio Cromartie and Bart Scott.

“Cromartie has never had a problem putting his name on things,” Tomlinson said on SiriusXM radio, adding: “Once you start talking to the media about teammates, 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, who spent the final two seasons of his career playing for Ryan and the Jets, said he believes Cromartie was the unnamed player who called Tebow “terrible” in the report.

Cromartie on Thursday denied the accusation.

“I heard it but I have no response for a retired player,” Cromartie said. “Y’all know me, if I say something I put my name to anything I want to say. I really don’t care if I hurt anybody’s feelings, that’s not me and for me to sit here and say I’m going to talk about a teammate? If I’m going to talk about a teammate I’m going to tell him personally.

“I’m not going to get into the media and say I’m anonymous, I’m not that type of cowardly person.”

Tomlinson also said he thinks Scott is the anonymous player who claimed the Jets offense won’t work with Tebow running it.

Ryan addressed the unnamed comments earlier this week with the Jets and called the comments “cowardly.”

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