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New York Jets’ Antonio Cromartie and His Wife Found Out The Hard Way That Vasectomies Can Fail

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A vasectomy is a wonderful thing. They’re generally safe and relatively inexpensive, and they offer a permanent solution for men who don’t want any more children, and they’re 99.85 percent effective. 99.85 is pretty close to 100, but it’s not exactly perfect. In a very tiny number of cases, the vas deferens can apparently reconnect. It’s extremely rare, but that is reportedly what happened to New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, whose wife just announced that she is pregnant with twins.

According to US Weekly, Cromartie’s wife Terricka Cromartie learned she was pregnant in October, and at first she didn’t believe it because she knew her husband had had a vasectomy.

“I really thought I was dreaming, even after, I was just in total disbelief,” she said. “I didn’t even tell Antonio right away because I didn’t think it was possible…. In my head were were good to go… I thought his procedure was the best protection you could have at this point.”

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According to Jezebel, Cromartie actually got his vasectomy in 2011, when Terricka Cromartie was pregnant with her second child. These twins will be Terricka Cromartie’s third and fourth children, but Antonio Cromartie actually has 10 children already, so this will bring his total to 12.

After the initial shock, the Cromarties were excited about the upoming babies.

“Originally, he was like, ‘Oh, s–t! Are you serious? How did this happen?'” Terricka Cromartie said. “It was shocking news for the both of us. It took me a while to process it, but Antonio stood firm and was saying, ‘It’s God’s will.’ And he’s been excited the whole time.”

Sperm can live in the body post-vasectomy for as long as three months, so it’s important to use a back-up birth control method and to go back to the doctor afterwards for a follow-up test to make sure that one is not still releasing live sperm before having sex without a condom. In Cromartie’s case, though, he reportedly got a vasectomy in 2011, so that should not have been an issue by now.

Terricka Cromartie says she plans on getting her tubes tied after her children are born.

“Whatever helps!” she said.