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Aaron Hernandez Tortured By Gay Secret

3/17/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Aaron Hernandez was gay -- according to several people close to him ... and his private struggle with his sexuality caused him great emotional pain that may have turned him violent. 

It's all part of the Oxygen documentary, "Aaron Hernandez Uncovered" -- which features interviews with Aaron's close friends, ex-girlfriends and members of his legal team. 

Aaron's college girlfriend, Alyssa Anderson, says she first learned Aaron had a relationship with a man while they were attending the University of Florida ... but he denied it at the time. It was only years later that Hernandez cryptically acknowledged her suspicions were true. 

George Leontire -- an openly gay member of Hernandez's defense team -- says he spoke with Hernandez at length about his sexuality and Aaron opened up like never before. 

"This man clearly was gay," Leontire said ... "[He] acknowledged it. Acknowledged the immense pain that it caused him."

Leontire added, "I think that he also came out of a culture that was so negative about gay people that he exhibited some self-hatred."

Hernandez never spoke publicly about being gay. He was engaged to a woman, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, and they had a daughter together.

Aaron was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd in 2013 -- and there are some law enforcement officials who believe Hernandez executed Lloyd because he knew about Hernandez's sexuality.  

Hernandez ultimately killed himself in his prison cell in 2017. 

"Aaron Hernandez Uncovered" airs in 2 parts on Oxygen, Saturday March 17 and Sunday the 18th.

NBA YoungBoy Bails Outta Jail In GF Assault Case

3/15/2018 4:08 PM PDT

NBA YoungBoy finally got sprung after spending more than 2 weeks behind bars for allegedly beating his girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

The 18-year-old Louisiana rapper posted $75,000 bail Thursday around 1 PM to get released from Ware County Jail in Georgia. TMZ broke the story ... YoungBoy was busted in Florida on Feb. 24 on a warrant for kidnapping, and then transferred to GA.

Surveillance video from a Waycross, GA hotel showed YoungBoy slamming his girlfriend, Jania, and dragging her back into their room -- hence, the kidnapping warrant. Jania told police they were only playing around.

Cops didn't buy her version of events, and YoungBoy was eventually booked for felony kidnapping, as well as aggravated assault.

A judge had initially denied him bail, but that changed Monday at a second hearing, where the judge set his bail amount.

Nick Gordon GF's Family Thinks He'll Kill Her ... If She Stays

3/15/2018 12:10 AM PDT

Nick Gordon's latest arrest for domestic violence is setting off alarms for his girlfriend's family members, who fear she'll end up dead like his ex, Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Sources connected to Laura Leal's family tell TMZ ... they are incredibly worried by his latest arrest, especially considering his history with her, as well as Bobbi Kristina's death. As you know, Gordon was previously arrested for beating Laura -- and, of course, he was found liable for BK's death in a civil trial.

We're told they're also concerned because it appears Laura still wants to be with Nick ... based on the letter she wrote to the judge, pleading for prosecutors to drop the current case. 

As one source put it, "She wants this bastard to kill her." We're told Laura's cut off relations with her family -- a big change from last year, when she turned to her fam after Nick's first arrest for beating her. 

TMZ broke the story ... prosecutors in Georgia, who are still investigating Bobbi Kristina's death, are also keeping a close eye on Gordon's Florida case. 

Meek Mill Strong Chance He's Getting Sprung ... According to D.A.

3/14/2018 3:10 PM PDT
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Meek Mill won't get a fight from the District Attorney's Office on his motion to be released on bail ... TMZ has learned.

The D.A. filed docs Wednesday saying there's a "strong showing of likelihood" that Meek's conviction will be reversed due to a police corruption scandal in Philly. Prosecutors point out hundreds of previous convictions have already been overturned, and they think Meek will follow suit, shortly.

As a result, prosecutors see no reason for Meek to be held without bail. As we reported, Meek's attorneys have filed several motions, including one for him to be released while the court decides whether to uphold the 2 to 4 year sentence he got from Judge Genece Brinkley.

Meek's mother, Kathy Williams, tells TMZ ... "I would like to thank the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office for carefully evaluating my son’s matter and not opposing the request for bail. The fact that Robert’s entire conviction could be overturned is a blessing and I pray that God gives Judge Brinkley the wisdom to make the right decision and allow my son to return home to his family. I truly believe justice will prevail.” 

Juelz Santana Allegedly Had Oxycodone Pills During Airport Gun Bust

3/14/2018 8:25 AM PDT

Juelz Santana's gun and drug possession charges just became more clear -- he allegedly had oxycodone on him during the airport bust ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Juelz had eight oxycodone pills in his travel bag when he was arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled dangerous substance at Newark International Airport last week. 

He's due in court Wednesday to face the drug charge. 

As we reported ... Juelz was arrested Monday after fleeing security when TSA found a gun in his carry-on bag in the x-ray tunnel.

The drug charge is a felony, for which he's been formally charged.

Nick Gordon's DV Arrest Back on D.A.'s Radar For Bobbi Kristina's Death Investigation

3/14/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Nick Gordon is back on the radar of Georgia authorities who are still investigating Bobbi Kristina's death ... after his recent domestic violence arrest ... TMZ has learned.

Sources with the Fulton County District Attorney's Office tell us investigators are aware of Gordon's arrest in Seminole County this past weekend, and they are factoring that into their Bobbi Kristina homicide investigation. 

As we reported ... Gordon was a person of interest when her case initially became a homicide investigation in 2015, although he was never criminally charged in connection with her death. He was, however, found liable for BK's death in a civil lawsuit and ordered to pay $36 million.

Here's why this latest news matters ... Gordon's other DV arrest from last year (with the same girl) also went under a microscope in GA. At the time, the Fulton County Assistant D.A. said her team had interviewed Gordon's GF, and that she "had a lot to say."

The Asst. D.A. also said their interview with the alleged victim, Laura Leal, moved them closer to figuring out the truth behind the circumstances surrounding Bobbi Kristina's death

You gotta wonder if they're gonna wanna talk to Leal again, and what more -- if anything -- she can tell them that'd help them close this case or break it wide open ... a case that has lingered for 3 years.

'Star Trek: Voyager' Star When One Arrest Just Won't Cut It ...

3/13/2018 2:55 PM PDT
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The woman who played Kes on "Star Trek: Voyager" has come crashing back down to Earth, courtesy of cops in Tennessee ... who keep busting her for driving when she shouldn't be.

Law enforcement tells us Jennifer Lien was arrested March 2 for driving on a revoked license, which should have sounded very familiar to her. Cops hauled her in for the same exact thing earlier that week on Feb. 27! 

We're told Lien was pulled over, for the 2nd time, because she was driving with no visible tags. Officers broke out the cuffs again when they discovered her license was revoked for a previous DUI. 

Lien is working on quite the rap sheet near her Tennessee home. She was also charged in 2015 for exposing herself to children under the age of 13 -- although it was later dismissed when she paid restitution.

Lien was on 'Voyager' for 3 seasons before leaving the show. We'd like to say she went on to better things. 

Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris Sentenced to Jail ... for Weed Arrest

3/13/2018 11:09 AM PDT

Bad news for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris ... dude just got sentenced to JAIL TIME after getting caught with more than an ounce of weed.

As we previously reported, Harris was pulled over in Missouri back in March 2017 and, during the stop, cops found more than 35 grams of marijuana in the car.  

He was initially charged with felony possession -- but later struck a deal with prosecutors in which he pled guilty to a lesser possession charge (misdemeanor) and in exchange he got 2 days in jail.

A spokesperson for Bates County Circuit Court tells TMZ Sports Harris will not get credit for time served -- he must complete the 2-day sentence at a later date. No word on when he plans to turn himself in. 

Harris was also sentenced to 80 hours of community service and 2 years probation and must complete an NFL drug program. 

Once again ... all of this for WEEEEEEEEED. 

Harris is entering the last year of his contract in K.C. -- maybe look into signing with the Chargers,  Raiders, Rams, Broncos or Seahawks???? #LegalWeed

Nikolas Cruz Prosecutors Seeking Death Penalty

3/13/2018 10:45 AM PDT
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Nikolas Cruz could be put to death by the state of Florida, if he's found guilty for the slaying of the 17 victims in Parkland.

Prosecutors announced Tuesday they will be seeking the death penalty in the case. In new docs, they call the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School "especially heinous, atrocious or cruel" ... as well as "cold, calculated and premeditated." 

Also in the docs, obtained by TMZ, prosecutors say they want to pick the mental health expert to evaluate Cruz -- that's presuming the defense raises his mental health as a mitigating factor in the crime.

Florida uses lethal injection to execute prisoners.

NFL's Sean Smith Pleads Guilty to Assault ... Begins Jail Sentence

3/13/2018 9:26 AM PDT
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Ex-Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was just remanded into custody to begin a 1-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to felony assault stemming from a 2017 attack in Pasadena.  

As we previously reported, Smith beat the hell out of his sister's boyfriend in Old Town Pasadena on July 4 -- punching and stomping the man so badly, he suffered 5 facial fractures. 

The victim required major reconstructive surgery including a metal plate under his right eye. 

Smith initially pled not guilty, but eventually struck a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to felony assault by means of force likely to create great bodily injury.

In exchange, Smith got 1 year in prison and 5 years probation. The judge also told Smith he's not allowed to own a gun -- for the rest of his life. He's also ordered to pay the victim restitution. 

Smith was handcuffed and taken into custody right in the courtroom to begin his sentence. He already has 1 day of credit under his belt -- so only 364 more days to go. 

Smith -- who had signed a $40 million contract with the Raiders in 2016 -- was facing up to 7 years behind bars. The Raiders formally cut Smith Monday night. 

Broncos' Adam Gotsis Arrested for Alleged 2013 Rape

3/12/2018 3:43 PM PDT
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Broncos DE Adam Gotsis was arrested in Atlanta last week for allegedly raping a woman when he was a player at Georgia Tech in 2013. 

According to the incident report, the woman -- now 30 -- claims Gotsis "placed his penis in her vagina against her will" on the night of March 9, 2013.

The alleged victim did not file a report until February 1, 2018. It's unclear why she waited nearly 5 years.

Gotsis turned himself in to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on March 7 ... and was released the same day on a $50,000 bond.

The Broncos released the following statement ... “We were recently informed of an investigation into an alleged incident involving Adam Gotsis that occurred in 2013 when he was in college."

"Our organization was aware of his arrest on March 7, and it is our understanding that no determination has been made at this time as to whether any charges will be filed."

"The Broncos take an accusation of this nature very seriously and will continue to closely monitor the legal proceedings. This issue was promptly reported to the NFL as soon as we learned of it, and we will remain in communication with the league office regarding this matter." 

Gotsis was a 2nd-round pick for Denver in 2016. He played in all 16 games for the Broncos last season, making 13 starts.

Aldon Smith Pleads Not Guilty In Domestic Violence Case

3/12/2018 2:50 PM PDT

Aldon Smith isn't exactly rolling over in his domestic violence case -- the embattled NFL star just pled not guilty to assault charges stemming from a March 3 incident involving his fiancee. 

Smith was hit with 4 misdemeanor charges -- domestic violence, assault w/ force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism.

Smith's fiancee previously told us the NFL player bit her during an alcohol-fueled rage. He checked himself into a rehab center the very next day. 

Now, San Francisco District Attorney spokesperson Alex Bastian tells us Smith appeared in court Monday for his arraignment and pled not guilty. 

There is a protective order filed against him by the accuser. He's due back in court on April 5. 

Nick Gordon 911 Call Shows He Cried Hysterically to Cops

3/12/2018 10:04 AM PDT

Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex, Nick Gordon, was the one who called cops and sounded frantic on the phone, claiming his girlfriend was losing it on him ... according to the 911 call.

In the audio, obtained by TMZ, you can hear Gordon crying and sobbing on the phone, saying he "sounds so lame because I'm getting beat up by a woman." He claims she threw a bottle at him. 

As we reported ... Gordon was taken into custody Saturday after police responded to a possible domestic violence incident. He told cops his girlfriend, Laura Leal, had attacked him out of nowhere ... but she claims he beat her on the ride home from a bar. 

The arresting officer says he saw visible marks on Leal and placed Gordon under arrest. He'd been released on bail as of Sunday evening. 

As for the Brown family, Bobby says he's willing to help Leal with services through the Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House in the hope she could avoid the same fate as his daughter. Gordon was arrested for another alleged domestic violence incident last year as well.

Gordon was under scrutiny in connection with Bobbi Kristina's death ... he even lost a wrongful death lawsuit, and is currently on the hook for $36 million to her estate.

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