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Rick Ross

Ex-Groundskeeper's a Liar

I Never Pistol-Whipped Him

9/25/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0924-rick-ross-tmz-02Rick Ross is attacking the groundskeeper who is suing him for allegedly pistol-whipping and beating him ... but this time, Ross is admittedly attacking with a gun ... a hired gun.

Ross has filed legal docs against Jonathan Zamudio, who sued Ross claiming the mogul got angry at him for throwing a party in his mansion and driving his cars. Zamudio says Ross locked him in a room, pistol-whipped him and brutalized him so bad he had to eat through a straw.

But Ross now says Zamudio is lying ... and claims he has proof. For starters, Ross notes Zamudio called 911 THREE HOURS after the alleged incident and never mentioned pistol-whipping or any injury for that matter. He also spoke clearly and calmly to the dispatcher. 

Secondly, Ross says Zamudio is in cahoots with his arch enemy, 50 Cent. You'll recall Ross' baby mama sued 50 for posting a sex tape featuring her on his website. A jury felt 50 did it maliciously and awarded her $7 million. Ross says Zamudio's lawsuit is really just 50's revenge.

Ross points to a photo 50 posted of himself with Zamudio, along with the caption, "Now you pay."

0924-50-cent-kidnapped-friend-INSTAGRAM-01Ross calls this a simple shakedown from a guy who left paraphernalia used for cocaine and other drugs all over his house. 

Ross was arrested and jailed in connection with the incident and charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. That case is pending and Ross is free on $2 mil bond.


Cleveland Browns Coach

Fiancee's Dramatic 911 Call

'He Strangled and Beat Me'

9/8/2015 11:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made by the fiancee of Cleveland Browns offensive line coach Andy Moeller ... in which she claims he strangled and beat her ... and it wasn't the first time it happened. 

During the call, the woman is clearly distraught and out of breath -- and in the process of fleeing Andy's house, where she had been staying while visiting from Maryland. 

She tells the operator, "[Andy] just tried to strangle and beat me. I'm leaving the premises and I gotta get out of here quickly." 

During the call, the woman says the two were engaged -- "Not anymore though."

As for what triggered the incident, the woman claims she was talking to her son on the phone when Moeller told her to "shut up" ... and then got violent. 

"I kept telling him to stop and not to hurt me." 

As we previously reported, cops responded to the scene -- but didn't see any evidence of an injury. Hours later, the woman told officials she no longer wanted to press charges against Moeller. 

The case is currently being investigated -- Moeller has not been arrested. 

NFL's Nick Mangold

The 911 Call

That Took Down Burglary Spree

9/8/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made by New York Jets lineman Nick Mangold that seems to have brought down a major NJ crime spree ... and you can hear, Nick made all the RIGHT moves. 

We broke the story ... Mangold's home was targeted by burglars last month -- only, he heard the bad guys trying to get into his car and immediately called for help. 

During the call, Mangold remains calm and quiet and smartly DOES NOT try to confront the suspects. 

Cops raced to the scene and eventually arrested 5 suspects. Cops believe the ring may have been responsible for nearly 50 burglaries in the area.

Props to Nick.

Travis Tritt

Frantic 911 Call ...

'There's Flames Everywhere!!'

7/30/2015 11:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Travis Tritt can still spark fire with the ladies ... even in the middle of an emergency.

TMZ obtained the 911 call made by Tritt's 16-year-old son, Tristan, during a fire that broke out at the singer's Georgia home on Wednesday. During the call Tristan says, "Travis Tritt's house right now, is on fire." He continues, "There's flames everywhere."

The best part? ... Around the 45 second mark, you can hear the starstruck dispatcher whisper, "It's Travis Tritt's house!" to a co-worker.

TMZ broke the story ... emergency vehicles responded to the Georgia home after a pool house and playground caught fire ... thankfully nobody was injured. 

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Tragic 911 Call

Teen Shot In Drive-by

Dispatcher Says 'Deal With It'

7/30/2015 9:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

17-year-old Esperanza Quintero was trying to save her friend’s life after he was shot … but when she called 911 the dispatcher didn’t like her attitude and told her to “deal with it” before hanging up.

The 911 tape of that horrific night was released Monday … and dispatcher Matthew Sanchez has resigned in the wake of the incident.

Esperanza’s friend Jaydon Chavez-Silver -- also 17 -- was shot in a drive-by in Albuquerque, NM on June 26th … and Esperanza frantically called 911.

After answering the same question about Jaydon's breathing multiple times, Esperanza fired back at the dispatcher with, "He's barely breathing. How many times do I have to f****** tell you?" … and that’s when Sanchez lost his cool.

Paramedics were already en route to the scene during the call ... but that didn't excuse Sanchez's actions.

Plies 911 Caller

Imma Get My Shotgun ...

These Rastas Are Armed!!

7/4/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Plies nearly got sprayed with a real shotgun on his music video set -- but lucky for him, a 911 operator convinced an armed passerby to let cops handle what he wrongly thought was a hostage situation.

We got the 911 call made by the guy who mistook Plies' rap music video shoot for an armed standoff between a "white boy" and a bunch of black guys "with dreadlocks" and guns. 

You gotta hear the terrified caller yelling, "They gonna shoot this white boy!" ... right before offering to intervene with his own loaded shotgun!

As we reported ... cops quickly responded and discovered the guns weren't loaded, and the drama was all scripted. 

Darryl Hamilton's Death

Girlfriend's Ex Called 911

... Sounds Like a Violent Situation

6/23/2015 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

90s Major Leaguer Darryl Hamilton was killed by his girlfriend in what police are calling a murder-suicide -- and right before the shooting ... she begged her ex-husband to call cops.

The 911 call was placed by Monica Jordan's ex Sunday around 4:45 PM outside Houston. He tells the operator Monica sounded distraught, and wanted him to get over to her house immediately. 

Monica was living with Hamilton, who retired after the 2001 season ... and had played for the Mets, Giants, and several other teams. 

The ex husband said he didn't think there were any weapons in the house. He was wrong. When police arrived they found Hamilton's body with multiple gunshot wounds -- and Monica's body with one self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The couple's 14-month old child was safe in the home.

Dusty Rhodes 911

Panicked Wife Begs for Help

Operator Sounds Annoyed

6/16/2015 1:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made by Dusty Rhodes' wife moments after the wrestling legend collapsed at his Florida home ... and the 911 operator sounds inconvenienced by the whole ordeal. 

The call was made on June 10th at 5:56 AM -- you can hear Dusty's wife say, "I need help. My husband has fallen. He's very sick. I need help."

The operator snipes back, "They're coming as fast as they can. Me talking to you is not stopping them."

Dusty's wife thanks the 911 operator and gets off the phone ... and that's when you hear the operator breathe a giant exasperated sigh. 

Eventually, help arrived ... and Dusty was transported to a nearby hospital where he passed away the next day

Rhodes was 69. 


John Bowlen 911

'I Own the Broncos'

'I'm the Blood of the City'

6/5/2015 8:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ Sports has obtained the bizarre 911 call recording from the domestic dispute involving the son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen ... in which he claims to be "the blood of the city."

John Bowlen's girlfriend initially called 911 on Wednesday night ... but the call was cut short ... and the last thing the operator heard was the woman screaming. 

So, the operator called back ... only this time, John picked up ... and goes on a bizarre rant in which he claims to be the owner of the Denver Broncos ... says he's dealing with a "crazy girlfriend" ... and swears on his life that everything is fine. 

"As the blood of the city, I'm telling you nothing is wrong." 

He also dropped some names ... "I'm a man of the city. A friend of the mayor. And everybody knows exactly who I am. I'm going through a lot."

Bowlen continued ... "She is leaving right now, nothing is wrong. I love you guys. Thank you. Bye bye."

Obviously, the operator didn't buy Bowlen's story -- cops went to the scene and Bowlen was arrested on domestic violence charges

FYI -- Bowlen is employed by the Broncos as the Corporate Partnerships Coordinator ... and was the frontrunner to take over the team from his father, who has Alzheimer's. 

Ray McDonald 911

'He's Drunk'

'I'm Freaking Out'

5/26/2015 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Ray McDonald's baby mama says she was "freaking out" and scared because the NFL player was drunk during an alleged domestic violence incident Monday morning.  

McDonald's ex-fiancee called 911 around 3:45 AM to report an incident at an apartment in Santa Clara, CA that Ray pays for.  

During the call, Ray's ex sounds frantic and informs the 911 operator that Ray is "drunk" -- but help was delayed because the woman called from her cell phone ... and officials needed to figure out which PD had jurisdiction over the situation.  

Eventually, Ray was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after the ex-Chicago Bears player allegedly attacked the woman while she was holding their young child.  

George Zimmerman

Shooting Was Unprovoked

He Chased Me Down

5/12/2015 7:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0512-george-zimmerman-getty-01George Zimmerman was fleeing for his life when a man opened fire on his truck ... this according to Zimmerman's attorney who's calling BS on the shooter's claim it was self-defense.

Matthew Apperson admits firing one shot at Zimmerman's truck Monday afternoon in Lake Mary, FL -- and Zimmerman's attorney Don West tells TMZ ... George did nothing to set off the attack.

West says Zimmerman was driving down the highway when he noticed a car behind him flashing its headlights ... and when the driver stuck his head out the window to yell something -- Zimmerman recognized it was Apperson.

As we've reported ... Apperson and Zimmerman have a road rage history.

West tells us Zimmerman made the first available u-turn to get away from Apperson -- who also turned to follow him, and then pulled up on the right side of Zimmerman's truck ... and opened fire through the passenger side window.

As for Apperson's claim of this being a self-defense shooting -- West says his client NEVER brandished his weapon ... and cops confirm he never fired it either.

Zimmerman was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released. Apperson has not been arrested.

The 911 call from the scene is interesting though. It was made by a guy Apperson flagged down, and the caller says ... "He had to shoot at somebody."

Sounds like Apperson was already telling people it was self-defense.

Brittney Griner 911 Call

Screaming, Yelling, Fighting

[Update: Pics of Injuries]

4/28/2015 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call ... in which you can clearly hear WNBA star Brittney Griner and her fiancee Glory Johnson screaming at each other while brawling in their Arizona home. 

The scene was chaotic ... as Glory's sister tried to tell the 911 operator that the two women were going after each other on April 22nd ... throwing plates and bowls across the house. 

Props to the 911 operator -- who, despite the yelling and screaming on the other line, took control of the situation ... getting Glory's sister to step outside so she could get all the info responders needed. 

Once cops arrived, both Brittney and Glory were arrested for domestic violence -- after each suffering minor injuries in the fight. 

The two have issued a statement apologizing for their actions and explaining that they still plan on getting married next month. 

update_graphic_red_bar1:37 PM PT -- TMZ Sports also obtained photos of the injuries sustained by both Griner and Johnson ... and another person who was in the house at the time of the attack. 

You can see the injuries to the WNBA stars appear to be pretty minor -- but the friend suffered a nasty gash on the side of his neck. 


Michael Lohan

Desperate 911 Call

I'm Being Attacked ... By My Wife!

4/17/2015 3:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Lohan hysterically called 911 as his infant and toddler screamed in the background ... pleading for cops to come and arrest his wife. 

TMZ broke the story ... Kate Major Lohan allegedly pummeled Michael after she came home drunk Thursday. When cops arrived, she claimed Michael also hit her, and when cops couldn't see any injuries on her body, they say she began scratching herself. Kate was arrested

During the 911 call Michael ticks off Kate's rap sheet and her choice of drugs.  

The audio speaks for itself. It's like a soap opera.

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