Jets National Football League cornerback Antonio Cromartie’s wife says that despite his vasectomy, she is pregnant with twins, which now gives the fertile football player enough children to field a little team of his own — and a kicker.
“I didn’t even tell Antonio right away because I didn’t think it was possible,” Terricka Cromartie told Us Weekly. “I was going back and forth in my head how it could even happen. In my head we were good to go, we were having free sex! I just really thought that his procedure was the best protection you could have at this point.”
Cromartie, who already has 10 children with several different women, including Terricka, was blindsided. “Originally, he was like, ‘Oh, s—! Are you serious? How did this happen?’ It was shocking news for the both of us. It took me awhile to process it, but Antonio stood firm and was saying, ‘It’s God’s will.’ And he’s been excited the whole time.”
But the man had a vasectomy to stop having kids. So how does this happen?
Well, sperm are made in the testicles. They pass through two tubes called the vasa deferentia to other glands and mix with seminal fluids to form semen.
Vasectomy blocks each vas deferens and keeps sperm out of the seminal fluid. The sperm are absorbed by the body instead of being ejaculated. So vasectomy is the most effective birth control for men. It is nearly 100 percent effective.
However, vasectomy is not immediately effective — sperm remains beyond the blocked tubes. You must use other birth control until the sperm are used up — usually in about three months.
A simple test — semen analysis — shows when there are no more sperm in your ejaculate. Not only that, but in about 1 out of 1,000 cases, very rarely, tubes grow back together again and pregnancy may occur.
“To be honest, I went back and forth about if I wanted to share the news or not,” Terricka added. “It was made to seem that my children weren’t a blessing because they were categorized by a number. For that reason alone, I hid my first two pregnancies from my husband.”
Terricka says after she gives birth, she’s getting her tubes tied.