Janoris Jenkins calls himself “a great father” after siring five kids by four different women, none of whom he married.
“I’m a great father,” Jenkins told the New York Post. “I take care of my kids. I do what I got to do. I’m not the guy that’s gonna flash my kids, put ’em out on social media for everybody to see.”
Jenkins signed with the New York Giants in the offseason after four successful years playing for the St. Louis Rams. The cornerback boasts 10 interceptions, five of which he returned for touchdowns, over those four seasons.
“It’s a blessing to me,” Jenkins told the Post of his children. “Because you got to look at it, I got five kids. I’ll be there for five kids. I can take care of five kids. I could see if I wasn’t able to be there, I wasn’t able to be around, hang out with ’em or nothing, then it would be a problem, but I don’t have those type of problems.”
Three of his five children—Janoris Jr., Journey, and Janorian—received names derived from their father’s.
With Antonio Cromartie—whose life stats include 12 kids by eight women, including twins conceived after a vasectomy—no longer playing for the New York Jets, Jenkins looks like the king of the baby mamas among NFL defensive backs living in the tri-state area.
“Have you ever heard anything about my baby mamas?” he asked the Big Apple tabloid. “Have you ever seen my baby mamas come out and say, ‘Oh, he’s not being a father?’ When they were going with me, they understand, ‘OK, he’s a football player. He’s gonna have multiple women.’ That just comes with dating a football player.”
Not everyone agrees. Steve Smith Sr., angry that Jenkins googled his wife to find her birthday and other personal information to trash-talk the veteran player in 2013, took aim at Jenkins’ lifestyle after promising to “punch him in his f—ing mouth.” The wide receiver, who torched Jenkins for a touchdown, opined: “It sounds like he needs to wear some condoms. That’s what it sounds like he needs to wear.”