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Adrian Peterson Jesus Got Me Traded to Cards ... 'He Answered My Prayer'

10/11/2017 4:06 PM PDT
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Adrian Peterson is giving all glory to God when it comes to his trade to Arizona -- saying Jesus came through for him when he was stuck on the Saints bench.

AP recounted his Hail Mary for a starting RB gig after Cardinals practice today -- "Hey, God, I need you to answer this prayer for me. You listening to me?"

And later, once he found out about the deal -- "Thank you, Jesus. He answers prayers."

Peterson added that he "wasn't pushing to be moved, but I’d be lying to say I didn’t want a change of scenery."

NFL's Chris Johnson Gets 2pac Cleats Picture Me Rollin!

9/27/2017 4:14 PM PDT
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TUPAC LIVES ... on Chris Johnson's new cleats. 

The AZ Cardinals running back got some custom "Juice" cleats -- inspired by the 1992 flick ... featuring images of Pac, Omar Epps and the other two guys on the movie poster. 

We spoke with the genius behind the shoes -- Desmond "Skilz" Jones -- who says CJ2k plans to rock the cleats before and during Sunday's game against the 49ers. 

Skilz says Johnson hit him up and specifically asked for the movie-inspired paint job ... and it took him 10 HOURS to create the final product. 

Pretty sweet, right?  

John McCain I Hate the Cowboys But Support Their Right to Kneel

9/26/2017 9:55 AM PDT
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John McCain tells TMZ Sports he won't let his seething hatred for the Dallas Cowboys affect his view on freedom of expression. 

The Arizona senator is famously a huge sports fan -- so, with the political and sports worlds colliding when the Cowboys played his AZ Cardinals on Monday Night Football, we asked for his opinion. 

"I've always hated the Dallas Cowboys and will continue to do so to this day," McCain said. 

But when we asked about Jerry Jones taking a knee with his players before the anthem, McCain said -- "That's their right to do what they want as citizens."

So, in conclusion ... he still wants the Boys to lose every game from now until the end of time -- but not because of the demonstration. 

Red Sox Photographer Balls Beaned ... on Ceremonial 1st Pitch

8/17/2017 7:37 AM PDT
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NUTS!

A Boston Red Sox photographer took a baseball square in the balls on the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday night ... and it looked BAD.

It was just another night at Fenway with the Sox taking on the Cards ... until the PA announcer told the kid throwing the first pitch to "fire it in there!"

Young Jordan must have took "it" to mean a random guy's balls ... and the unlucky photog wide right of home plate paid the price -- taking it right in his manhood before limping away. 

The dude who took the beanball seems alright, though ... using his own photo to joke about the nut-shot after the game:

NFL's Chris Johnson MOMMA, I LOVE YA Here's a Range Rover!

2/10/2017 10:22 AM PST
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AZ Cardinals running back Chris Johnson is definitely up for the Son of the Week honors -- CJ2K just surprised his mom with his BRAND NEW RANGE ROVER ... and the video is great!

Why the new car? Why not? He's rich and she wanted a new whip. It's that simple.

Johnson's mom couldn't have been happier -- she actually starts busting out a DJ Khaled "I Got The Keys" dance.

NFL's Tony Jefferson Using Madden '17 as Free Agency Test

1/20/2017 4:00 PM PST
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How does a top NFL free agent safety like Tony Jefferson decide where to sign next season? 

Easy ... he edits himself in the Madden '17 video game and sees how he looks with different teams! 

Seriously!! 

The Arizona Cardinals stud joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs tonight on FS1) and told us how he's gearing up for the free agent market ... which should be GREAT for him considering the steller season he had in 2016. 

The good news for Cardinals fans ... sounds to us like Tony wants to rock the red and white next year. 

Cardinals Michael Floyd Cut After DUI Arrest

12/14/2016 12:30 PM PST
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Arizona Cardinals star Michael Floyd was just cut by the team ... only 2 days after being busted for DUI in Arizona.

The 27-year-old -- one of the teams top wide receivers -- was arrested in Scottsdale, AZ after cops say they witnessed him asleep at the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade ... at a traffic light. 

Cops say they noticed signs of impairment ... and arrested MF for DUI.

FYI -- Floyd was set to be a free agent after this season ... and was expected to get a big money contract.

Now, he doesn't have a job.

Story developing ...

AZ Cardinals Star Michael Floyd Busted For DUI ... Allegedly Fell Asleep Behind Wheel (UPDATE)

12/12/2016 10:13 AM PST
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3:50 PM PT -- According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, cops found Floyd asleep in his 2016 Cadillac Escalade at a stop light. They became suspicious of his vehicle cause it didn't move when the light turned green.

Police say the engine was running and Floyd's foot was on the brake, so they blocked his car and pounded on the windows until he woke up and put the car in park. 

According to the report, cops asked the wide receiver to get out of the car several times -- and eventually had to help him out. They say his speech was slurred and he reeked of booze.

Police say Floyd told them he was on his way to the airport to pick up his nephew -- and that he had drank a couple glasses of "house cabernet" a few hours earlier.

He originally said he had been drinking at the W Hotel, but then changed his story and said he drank on the plane ride home from Miami.

Cops arrested him on DUI charges, and then added a failure to obey a lawful order charge because he refused to take a breath test.

Arizona Cardinals star Michael Floyd was arrested on DUI charges early Monday morning ... after police found the wide receiver unconscious behind the wheel of his car ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Floyd -- who was also arrested for driving drunk during his time at Notre Dame -- was booked for 2 counts of DUI, obstructing a roadway and failure to obey an officer.

The Cardinals had just gotten back from Miami after losing to the Dolphins 26-23. Floyd had 2 catches for 18 yards.

Floyd was released from jail a few hours later.

Patrick Peterson Your T-Rex Costume ... Looks Like a Penis

10/17/2016 3:37 PM PDT

Apparently, Arizona Cardinals superstar Patrick Peterson is going as a Dong-asaurus for Halloween. 

For some reason, PP sported the costume in the Cards locker room -- and QB Carson Palmer documented the jurassic shenanigans. 

Palmer included the caption, "@realpatrickpeterson loses another one" -- apparently, he lost some kind of intersquad competition ... where the loser has to dress up in something stupid. 

Who cares. He looks like a penis. Ha. 

NFL's Chris Clemons Charged With Assault ... After Allegedly KO'ing Woman

9/18/2016 12:55 AM PDT
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NFL safety Chris Clemons has been charged with assault after he allegedly knocked out a woman outside a Scottsdale club in May ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Clemons -- who last played for the Arizona Cardinals -- was accused of punching a woman in the face after she got into an altercation with one of his female companions. 

Cops spoke to Clemons at the scene -- but didn't realize he was the guy they were looking for, so they let him go. The strange interaction was captured on a body camera.

According to court records, Clemons was charged with assault causing physical injury -- a misdemeanor that could land him in county jail for up to 6 months.

He's since pled not guilty to the charge and is due back in court next month.

'Two For The Money' Inspiration Sorry Panthers Fans CARDINALS WILL WIN SUPER BOWL

12/25/2015 12:45 AM PST
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They'll be no dabbing at this year's Super Bowl ... at least not by Cam Newton ... that's according to legendary handicapper Brandon Lang ... who says the Arizona Cardinals will win it all in Norcal. 

Lang is a god in the gambling world ... so much so that he inspired the 2005 movie, "Two for the Money" starring Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey.

So when we got him out at Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills, what did we ask him? What the hell do you think? WE ASKED FOR A SUPER BOWL PICK!!!

He gives us one ... and it's gonna make everyone in Charlotte pretty pissed.

NFL Coach Jen Welter 'Took Vicious Hits In Men's League & Got Up' ... Says Tim Brown

7/28/2015 11:09 AM PDT
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Jen Welter -- the NFL's 1st female coach -- is NO JOKE ... so says Tim Brown who tells us she's a BEAST on the field who took a vicious shot in a men's football game -- AND GOT UP!!! 

Before she signed on as a coach with the AZ Cardinals, Welter made history as the 1st female to play a non-kicking position in a men's pro league. 

The team she played for was the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League -- and NFL Hall of Famer Tim Brown is the team's general manager. 

Brown says he's not only a HUGE fan of Jen -- but says he can vouch first hand that she's one of the toughest people he's ever seen play. 

"She’s tough as nails," Brown said ... "She took one of the most vicious hits I’ve ever seen and jumped right up."

The hit in question was when she lined up at RB during a game in a goal line situation -- and got blasted. But check the video, she pops up like a friggin' champion! 

"It was amazing to see her at 5’2" jumping in the faces of these 6’5" ball players."

As far as a coaching career goes, Brown says, "She’ll be successful. She’s very passionate about the game and KNOWS what she’s talking about."

"She’d have to get more experience to be the first female head coach in the history of the league, but she’s a very educated lady and more opportunities will definitely be coming her way."

"But if she sticks with it ... why not?"

Kerry Rhodes From NFL to NCIS?! 'I'm Coming for LL's Gig!'

5/17/2015 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Vernon Davis isn't the only NFL star with acting chops -- former Arizona Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes has been bitten by the acting bug as well ... and he has sights set on LL Cool J's job.

Rhodes recently starred in a short film called "Protocol" where he plays a SWAT team member who rescues a young girl taken hostage by an escaped criminal. 

Elliot Feld, the writer/director of the film, tells TMZ Sports that Rhodes approached him looking to make a short. Field says Rhodes was really into the idea of playing an action hero so Felds got the idea from a former SWAT team member ... and a few days later, they started shooting.

Feld says Rhodes was the consummate professional and they were done in three weeks time.

For his part, Rhodes tells TMZ Sports, "I had to channel my inner LL cool J, and now I am coming for his role on 'NCIS.'"

So might we see a collaboration with Vernon Davis and his "Captain Torpedo"?

"As far as Vernon Davis, he can play his superhero character in a movie and I will play the villain." Rhodes says. "But at the end, I will be the one who won."

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