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Donovan McNabb BEGINS JAIL SENTENCE ... Behind Bars In AZ

11/30/2015 3:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Donovan McNabb is now Inmate #T231133 ... 'cause the ex-NFL star has officially begun his jail sentence in Arizona stemming from a DUI arrest back in June, TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've confirmed McNabb has turned himself in to begin his 18 day sentence ... sporting a fresh Nike jacket. 

But as we previously reported, McNabb will NOT spend his days in jail -- the judge granted him "work release" which means he can leave the facility to work during the day, but must return at night to sleep in a cell.  

McNabb was arrested on June 28th after crashing into a car that was stopped at a red light ... cops say his blood alcohol was more than TWICE the legal limit. 

It's McNabb's 2nd DUI conviction in 2 years ... and hopefully his last. 

Kate Major Arrested and Behind Bars After Airline Meltdown

11/26/2015 1:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Kate Major will spend Thanksgiving behind bars and has a date tomorrow with a federal judge, who will ask her how she wants to plead in a case involving out-of-control behavior on a plane.

TMZ broke the story ... Kate was flying from Ft. Lauderdale to L.A. Michael Lohan's troubled estranged wife was apparently drinking in the Ft. Lauderdale airport bar and both she and the plane fueled up before takeoff ... she gassed up on shots. 

We're told once in the air, Kate went nuts first on a passenger and then on flight attendants ... all over leg room.

The plane was diverted to New Orleans where Kate was met by airport police and then turned over to the FBI.  

She's currently in federal custody and will be charged with interfering with a flight crew ... a felony. 

Otis Nixon Arrested In Georgia 'Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor'

11/25/2015 4:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125_Otis-Nixon_gettyMore trouble for ex-MLB star Otis Nixon ... he was arrested in Georgia this week for contributing to the delinquency of a minor ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Here's what we know ... Nixon was arrested on Nov. 24th for contributing to delinquency of a minor and permitting an unlicensed person to drive. 

But here's where things get bizarre ... 

Our sources tell us the whole thing centers around a 16-year-old boy who told police Nixon let him borrow a rental car that was rented under Otis' name. 

We're told the boy -- who did not have a license to drive -- was pulled over by police after people called cops to report an erratic driver. 

Sources say the boy told cops Nixon authorized him to use the vehicle -- and even gave him a handwritten note on "Otis Nixon Foundation" stationary in case anyone asked. 

So, why was the boy driving the car in the first place? We're told the whole thing is sketchy ... we're working on the details.

Anyway, cops tracked down Nixon and arrested him Tuesday night. He was released Wednesday on $2,500 bond. 

It's not Nixon's first brush with the law ... the 56-year-old -- who played 17 years in the big leagues -- was popped for cocaine possession back in 2013. 

Joseph Randle Arrested At Kansas Casino ... 'Assaulted Cop'

11/25/2015 6:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Ex-Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested outside of a Kansas casino last night ... after he was told to leave and went berserk on cops on the way out ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've confirmed ... 23-year-old Randle was arrested at 10:40 PM in front of the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, KS. 

Sources at the casino tell us he was initially asked to leave for being too drunk -- but on the way out, spit on the floor and assaulted a security officer. 

He was ultimately taken into custody and transported to a nearby jail on several charges -- including felony criminal threats, misdemeanor assault of a law enforcement officer, interference with a law enforcement officer, battery, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.

Randle was being held on $25,000 bail, but he's since been released ... as photographed by KSN News in Kansas.

We spoke with Fred Waller -- an enforcement agent with the Kansas Gaming and Racing Commission -- who tells us Randle was belligerent on the casino floor and was asked to leave. 

Waller says Randle initially left ... but then returned to the casino. He was confronted by a KGRC agent ... but instead of obeying the officer, Randle tried to fight him. 

Other agents jumped in and took Randle into custody. He'll most likely be banned from the casino. 

Randle has a history of legal issues -- he's on unsupervised probation in Texas for stealing underwear and cologne from a department store. 

He was cut from the Cowboys earlier this season -- after Jerry Jones said he was concerned about Randle's mental health. 

Ex-NFL RB Arrested Allegedly Screwed GF's Parents In $325k Scam

11/20/2015 8:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1120-michael-bennett-GETTY-03Ex-NFL running back Michael Bennett -- a 1st round draft pick in 2001-- was arrested in California Thursday after cops say he forged his GF's parents names to take out $325k in loans. 

According to police, the victims -- both over the age of 65 -- became suspicious when they got mail from brokers about the loan.  

Officials say Bennett -- who spent 10 seasons in the NFL -- stole important financial documents from his girlfriend's parents and forged loan docs to get the money.  

And what did he spend the cash on?? 

"It looks like he used the money to purchase at least one vehicle and go on some shopping trips," Sgt. Ed Crosby told 

Cops say Bennett has already confessed to the crime -- he's currently behind bars ... being held on $1 MILLION bail. He's been charged with 9 felonies including grand theft, burglary, forgery and elderly abuse. 

It's not the first time Bennett's been accused of loan fraud -- he was sentenced to 15 months in prison in 2012 for wire fraud. 

Famous Offspring Arrested Together In Stolen Car

11/19/2015 5:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1119-jason-davis-arrested-TMZ-02Chaka Khan should be worried about the people with whom her son is hanging out. And if oil baron and Hollywood kingpin Marvin Davis were alive, he should be worried his grandson is hanging with Chaka's son ... because both were just arrested together.

Chaka's son Damien Holland and Marvin's grandson Jason "Gummy Bear" Davis were arrested Thursday in Bev Hills, for allegedly cruising around in a stolen car ... and that's just for starters.

Bev Hills cops spotted the pair in a white Audi Q5. Cops searched the car and found stolen mail.   

Davis and Holland were arrested and booked for identity theft and possession of a stolen property. We're told cops are still investigating and they could be booked for possession of a stolen car.

Ty Lawson Pleads Guilty In Denver Drunk Driving Case

11/19/2015 2:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Ty Lawson may not have a long season ... he just pled guilty to charges stemming from his January drunk driving arrest.

The Rockets point guard was arrested in January after he was pulled over by police in Denver. The cops smelled alcohol and said he had slurred speech ... Ty ultimately failed his field sobriety test.

Ty pled guilty to driving while ability impaired, as well as failure to drive in a single lane. He faces up to 180 days in jail. 

The Denver incident is not his only arrest this year. He was pulled over and arrested this summer in LA and went to rehab afterwards. He's due in court next week for that charge.

Sentencing for the Denver charges is set for January ... right about mid-season.

J.T. Barrett I Had Crown Royal Before Arrest ... Reveals Hamstring Injury

11/12/2015 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett revealed he suffered a hamstring injury in the days before his arrest -- telling cops he had seen a doctor after hurting himself on the football field. 

Unclear when Barrett suffered the injury, but during his drunk driving arrest on Oct. 31st, he told the officers that he had a "strained hamstring" and had been to a doctor on October 27th. 

Barrett was suspended by the team for the Nov. 7th game against Minnesota because of the arrest -- but the new info makes you wonder if he would've missed the game due to injury anyway. 

There's more ... 20-year-old Barrett also admits that he HAD been drinking before he got behind the wheel -- fessing up to having Crown Royal. 

When asked how much he had, Barrett said, "two cups ... two shots."

J.T. Barrett Arrest Video 'I'M THE QB OF OHIO STATE' 'There's Nothing You Can Do?'

11/12/2015 8:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett tried to go the Reese Witherspoon route during his drunk driving arrest -- asking the officer for special treatment because, "I'm the quarterback of Ohio State!"

TMZ Sports obtained the dash cam footage from the October 31 incident -- in which you can clearly see Barrett's SUV pull out of a line for an upcoming DUI checkpoint ... catching the attention of an officer who pulled him over. 

During the stop, the officer says he could smell booze on Barrett's breath -- though J.T. insists he had NOTHING to drink that night. 

Barrett is given several field sobriety tests -- and does fairly well -- but the cop is not convinced he's 100% sober and arrests him. 

That's when Barrett plays the "don't you know who I am?" card ... saying, "I'm the quarterback of Ohio State ... officer, there's nothing you can do?"

The officer responds, "My intention is to not take you to jail. That's about the best I can do for you."

Once Barrett sits in the backseat of the cruiser, he begins to scream obscenities to himself ... "F**K!!! F**K!!!"

Eventually, he tells cops that fellow OSU quarterback Cardale Jones will be picking him up ... and the officers find that amusing. 

Earlier this week, Barrett pled guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence and his license was suspended for 180 days. 


'Pawn Stars' Toy Expert Charged in Fight With Drunk GF

11/12/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


"Pawn Stars" regular Johnny Jimenez Jr. is facing serious legal problems after being charged with domestic violence for allegedly yanking his girlfriend to the ground.

According to law enforcement, cops were called to a Vegas restaurant last month for an assault call. They say when they arrived, just after 4 AM, they found Johnny's gf but she wasn't talking and Johnny had left the scene. 

The police report says cops checked out surveillance video of the incident which showed Jimenez's gf outside the restaurant looking "extremely intoxicated." 

Jimenez followed and while attempting to get her back inside ... pulled her purse strap, which allegedly made her fall to the ground. Cops say she appeared unresponsive for a few minutes. Jimenez told cops he was trying to get his gf to eat and sober up. He admitted grabbing the purse, but said he didn't mean to knock her over.

Johnny tells TMZ the video clearly shows he was only trying to help, and he's sure he'll be cleared. 


VH1's 'Black Ink' Cops Yell, 'Cut!!' We're Arresting Your Star

11/10/2015 6:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1110-ceasar-emanuel-instagramOne of the tattoo artists on VH1's "Black Ink" had to unhand a customer's ass to surrender to cops ... who busted him right in the middle of a shoot in NYC.

TMZ has learned Ceaser Emanuel was arrested Monday evening on a warrant for failure to pay child support. Witnesses in the Black Ink Tattoo Studio tell us Ceaser was putting a fresh piece on a female client's butt when the cops showed up.

We're told Ceaser's co-star Dutchess followed him down to the police station ... with the show's cams rolling. It's unclear if Ceaser -- who's got a rep for being an a**hole (it's even tatted on him) -- posted bail.

'Operation Repo' Star Arrested For Jacking Wallet ... And It's All on Camera!!

11/8/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Operation Repo" star Sonia Lopez got busted twice taking possession of a guy's wallet and the $3k in it -- first by surveillance cameras, and then by cops.

Sonia strolled into Drones Plus last month, an L.A. tech store, and you can see in the video ... she makes a beeline for a wallet left on the counter. Sonya made a slick move, knocking the wallet to the ground, then tossing it in her purse. She even lingers ... oblivious to the security camera. 

The alleged victim tells TMZ he had more than $3,000 on him because he was about to make a purchase. Once he noticed it was missing, he asked the store owner to check the cameras.

He says the store had Sonia's email address, so he reached out and told her he wouldn't press charges if she returned the wallet. When she didn't respond, he went to cops ... who told Sonia the jig was up.

She eventually surrendered and was booked for felony grand theft. 

Sonia tells us she initially planned to return the wallet for a reward, but panicked when she didn't see the owner around -- so she decided to toss it in a parking garage instead. She claims she never knew what was inside. Sonia's already pled not guilty.

Ex 'Big Brother' Star Arrested for Throwing Ex Under the Legal Bus

10/29/2015 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Former "Big Brother" star Krista Stegall -- who had some infamous drunken escapades -- got busted by cops for a major beef with her ex-husband.

Stegall was arrested in Louisiana on Wednesday afternoon when cops spotted her and realized there was a warrant out for her in a neighboring town. Law enforcement sources tell us she allegedly filed a false police report against her ex-husband, claiming his house was unfit for their children.

We're told her ex's pad was fine when cops checked, and that's when the warrant was issued. Police booked Stegall for criminal mischief and unlawful entry -- she allegedly tried to get into his crib at some point.

Back in Season 2 of 'BB' ... Krista got wasted and made out with housemate Justin, who then held a knife to her throat, and got booted from the show. Good times.

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