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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Cromartie ranks Roethlisberger in top 10

By James Walker
ESPN.com

The love fest between New York Jets corner and pending free agent Antonio Cromartie and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continues.

On the heels of Roethlisberger being ranked No. 41 by a survey of more than 400 NFL players, Cromartie expressed his thoughts via Twitter and disagreed with the ranking.

First, ESPN's Skip Bayless tweeted "Big Ben definitely is in my top 10 NFL players." Then, Cromartie replied "same here skip...whoever did the voting is crazy."

Cromartie's respect for Roethlisberger is nothing new. During the playoffs last January, Cromartie expressed his dislike for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, then did a complete 180 the following week leading up to the AFC Championship Game by saying, "I love Ben, man. Ben's a competitor."

Roethlisberger responded to Cromartie by saying "Well, I love him too," which prompted laughter in the media.

But no one is laughing this week about Roethlisberger's latest snub. Cromartie certainly doesn't like it, and although Roethlisberger wouldn't admit it, he's probably not happy about it, either.