ACCORDING TO several Internet sites, the average high school graduate makes a little over $1 million in a lifetime. A college diploma bumps that up to $2.1 million and a master's degree adds another half-million.
Chump change to Antonio Cromartie.
The Jets' cornerback recently told Newsday that he plowed through $5 million during his first two seasons in the NFL.
That was in 2006 and '07 after he had been drafted by the Chargers out of Florida State.
"I was out of control," Cromartie said. "I had two Dodge Chargers, probably spent $100,000 just fixing them up. I had a '65 Caprice, which I spent $100,000 on. I had two BMWs, two Escalades. I remember [former Chargers teammate] Quentin Jammer used to tell me to slow down, but I couldn't do it. I just loved spending money."