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NSH Predators' Austin Watson Arrested at Gas Station ... Domestic Violence

6/20/2018 7:28 AM PDT
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Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault at a gas station in Tennessee ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The Franklin Police Dept. tells us ... 26-year-old Watson -- a 1st-round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft -- was arrested on Saturday at 7:20 PM outside of a Shell gas station. 

Officials say Watson was charged with domestic assault. He is free on a $4,500 bond and due in court next week. 

Details surrounding the incident are unclear -- but the Predators have already issued a statement saying, "We are still gathering facts and it is not appropriate for us to comment further at this time, but this is a matter that we are taking very seriously and will cooperate fully with the investigation by law enforcement."

"The Nashville Predators have and will continue to stand side by side with AMEND in the fight to end violence against women."

Watson is a pretty solid player for the Preds -- he scored 14 goals in 76 games during the 2017-18 season. 

Broncos WR Carlos Henderson Cuts Deal In Weed Eating Case

6/19/2018 2:55 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Denver Broncos WR who allegedly tried to hide weed from the cops -- by shoveling it into his mouth -- is catching a break ... because he's not going to jail for his afternoon snack.

As we previously reported, Carlos Henderson was arrested in January when cops say he tried to conceal the sticky-icky evidence by eating it -- unsuccessfully -- during a routine traffic stop.

Henderson -- who's going into his 2nd NFL season -- was charged with possession of marijuana and was facing up to 6 months in jail.

But, don't worry ... Henderson's not getting locked up.

Instead, we're told he was admitted into a diversion program that'll essentially only require him to keep his nose clean for the next 3 months -- and if he does, the case will be thrown out.

Dallas Cowboys' Legend's Son Arrested for Murder

6/19/2018 6:18 AM PDT
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The son of Dallas Cowboys legend Erik Williams has been arrested in connection with a double murder in Texas, TMZ Sports has learned. 

20-year-old Cassius Shakembe Williams -- along with another man -- have been arrested and each charged with 2 counts of capital murder in the shooting deaths of 2 men in Mesquite, TX on June 12. 

Officials believe the victims were attempting to sell marijuana to Williams and his friend, when the buyers pulled out guns and demanded they hand over the weed. 

Shots were fired and the two alleged dealers were killed. 

Capital murder is essentially the same as 1st degree murder -- and if convicted, it carries the death penalty. 

Williams is a former football player himself -- who was a 6'1", 290 lb defensive tackle at Central State University. 

His father, Erik Williams, was a 2-time Super Bowl champ with the Dallas Cowboys -- where he was also a 4-time Pro Bowler as an offensive lineman. 

Erik Kramer's Wife Ex-QB Is On 'Manhunt' ... Looking to Kill Me

6/18/2018 10:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The wife of ex-NFL quarterback Erik Kramer told police her husband snapped and physically abused her on June 13 ... and now she's afraid he's a on a "manhunt" to end her life. 

Kramer -- who played in the NFL from '87 to '99 -- was arrested at his home in Agoura Hills, CA on June 13. His wife immediately got an emergency restraining order, but now she's looking to extend it. 

In her petition, Cortney Baird says she and Kramer had gotten into a verbal altercation the previous evening and she approached him the next morning to talk it out. 

But, Cortney says Kramer flipped out and began cussing her out, pushing her around the home and then started grabbing various household items to throw at her ... including ice packs and their knife block. He missed on all attempts. 

Kramer then allegedly started grabbing other items around the home -- glasses, candle holders, picture frames -- and started smashing them on the ground. 

Cortney says she called 911 ... and cops raced to the scene and arrested Kramer who admitted getting physical, according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports

Kramer was booked at a nearby station, but released the next day -- and Cortney says she's in fear for her life and worried Erik could also come after her daughter. 

In fact, Cortney points to Erik's 2015 failed suicide attempt -- when he survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 

Cortney says the incident proves Erik has access to guns and isn't afraid to pull the trigger. 

"I am terrified that he is out looking for me at this very moment and will kill me and my daughter."

Cortney's request for a restraining order was granted -- Erik must stay 100 yards away at all times and has been ordered to move out of the family home. 

As we previously reported, Cortney has also filed for divorce

Ex-NFL QB Erik Kramer Wife Files for Divorce After Domestic Violence Arrest

6/15/2018 5:56 PM PDT
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Former Chicago Bears starting quarterback Erik Kramer's legal problems are piling up ... his wife just filed for divorce on the heels of his arrest for allegedly assaulting her.

TMZ Sports has learned Cortney Baird filed for divorce from Kramer Friday in Southern California, the same day news broke of Kramer's arrest for a domestic violence charge.

According to various reports ... Kramer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony corporal injury to a spouse at his home in Agoura Hills. Details about the incident are unclear, but he was released on $50k bond.

We've learned Baird also filed for a domestic violence temporary restraining order.

Kramer started 46 games for the Bears from 1994-1998, and also played for the Falcons, Lions and Chargers during his 10-year NFL career.

He was hospitalized in 2015 after a suicide attempt.

3 Doors Down Ex-Bassist Arrested Domestic Violence, Firearm Possession

6/15/2018 1:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1:55 PM PT -- The sheriff's department tells us deputies responded to Harrell's home after an alarm was activated. Harrell's wife told deputies the two of them got in a heated argument that then turned physical. Officers saw guns and drugs in the house and got a search warrant for the residence which ultimately led to his arrest.

Harrell was also wanted in Tennessee on a probation violation ... he's being held without bond.

The former bassist of rock band 3 Doors Down is back behind bars after an alleged domestic violence incident ... TMZ has learned.

Todd Harrell was arrested Friday in Jackson County, Mississippi and is facing a charge of domestic violence simple assault, along with a count of marijuana possession and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

As for why he's a felon ... Harrell went to prison in late 2015 for his role in a deadly crash in Nashville in 2013. He was speeding and on drugs when he clipped a pickup truck, causing the driver to strike a guardrail and die from his injuries.

Harrell was busted for another DUI in February 2014.

Paul Manafort Sent to Jail After Bail Revoked

6/15/2018 8:56 AM PDT

President Trump's former campaign manager will be behind bars for violating his bail for previous money laundering and tax law violations.

Paul Manafort was sent to jail by a judge Friday after being hit with new charges last week of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Manafort's longtime associate, Konstantin Kilimnik -- who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence -- was also charged.

Mueller alleges Manafort tried to tamper with 2 witnesses in his money laundering case by "repeatedly" contacting them through WhatsApp and encouraging them to commit perjury.

That was enough for the judge to revoke his bail and lock him up until his trial in July.

As we reported ... Manafort surrendered to the FBI in October and was indicted on multiple federal charges, including laundering more than $18 million through foreign banks which was used to fuel his lavish lifestyle. He was placed on house arrest ... and ordered to wear an ankle monitor while he awaited trial, scheduled to start in July.

His home was raided a couple months before that as part of Mueller's probe into Russia interference of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Farrah Abraham I Was Targeted 'Cause I'm Famous

6/14/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Farrah Abraham says she's the real victim in her Bev Hills arrest, claiming hotel guests pissed her off and hotel staffers tried to toss her out ... purely because she's a celebrity.

We talked to Farrah shortly after her release from jail Wednesday, and she thinks it's clear people had it out for her Tuesday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She's vague on exactly who targeted her -- except to say it was a male hotel guest butting into her convo with a friend -- but says calling 911 was definitely over the top.  

Police have a different story. As we've reported ... Farrah was arrested for allegedly striking a hotel security guard after he tried getting her to leave the premises. Cops say she'd been arguing with other guests.

She also told the arresting officers, "go f*** yourself" multiple times ... so that never helps.

Robby Hayes on Lincoln Adim 'The Bachelorette' Asks About Arrests ... How Did They Miss This?

6/14/2018 7:27 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

JoJo Fletcher's runner-up on her season of "The Bachelorette" can't figure out how Lincoln Adim got on the show, because the screening process probes for past crimes.

We got Robby Hayes Wednesday in Venice and asked if 'Bachelorette' producers need to do better background checks on their contestants ... in light of the fact Adim's sex crime arrest 2 years ago didn't raise any flags.

As we reported ... Adim had been convicted of and sentenced for indecent assault and battery days before Becca Kufrin's season premiered in May. He'd been accused of groping and grinding on a woman during a 2016 cruise. He must now register as a sex offender.

Robby is dumbfounded on how Lincoln slipped through the cracks. He's been through the process, and told us the pointed questions every contestant has to answer ... including the ones about arrests. He says Becca deserved to know about Lincoln and producers need to tighten up the background checks.

We broke the story ... Warner Bros., the studio behind the show, says Lincoln lied through his teeth, and the company that runs background checks missed his arrest.

Justin Bieber Bodyguard Avoids Felony Charges In Miami DUI Case

6/14/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber's head of security lucked out BIG time in his DUI case from last year -- avoiding any felony charges after allegedly injuring 2 cops and fleeing the scene.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Bieber's chief bodyguard, Michael Arana, ended up pleading guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving. The 2 misdemeanor charges of DUI and 2 felony charges of fleeing the scene that he was originally facing were dropped.

We're told prosecutors lacked sufficient evidence to prove he'd actually left the scene of the accident. He had already pulled over -- just 150 yards from the impact -- when cops arrived on the scene. They never chased him.

You'll also recall, Arana refused to submit to a breathalyzer or blood test. Sources say Arana didn't show signs of impairment at the scene, so prosecutors dropped the DUI charge.

All in all, Arana is gonna have to pay about $1,000 in fines, complete 100 hours of community service, and enter into a victim impact program. He'll also be on probation for a year.

Milton Bradley Convicted In Dom. Violence Case

6/13/2018 3:21 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

For the 2nd time in his life, ex-MLB star Milton Bradley has been convicted of domestic violence ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 40-year-old former All-Star was initially charged with misdemeanor spousal battery stemming from a January incident at his L.A. home. He was facing up to a year in jail. 

His wife told responding officers Bradley roughed her up and fled the home by the time cops arrived. 

Now, we've learned Bradley struck a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead no contest to domestic battery and, in exchange, he was sentenced to 36 months of probation. 

He is also required to complete 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling and pay various fines and fees. Bradley was also sentenced to 2 days in jail, but got credit for time served. 

As part of his probation, Bradley is also not allowed to own or possess a firearm. 

Years ago, Bradley spent 15 months behind bars after he was convicted of beating up his previous wife

Farrah Abraham Taunted Bev Hills Cops... 'Go F**k Yourself!!!'

6/13/2018 11:16 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Farrah Abraham lit into the cops who arrested her at The Beverly Hills Hotel, but her tone changed dramatically when they hauled her off in a police cruiser -- and it's all on video.

The former 'Teen Mom' and 'Backdoor Teen Mom' star got belligerent while sitting outside the hotel talking to police. In this video, obtained by TMZ, she repeatedly yells, "Go f**k yourself" to the officers surrounding her.

Farrah's combative tirade continued when one officer took her wallet. She insisted she hadn't struck or injured anyone at the hotel ... so there was no need to arrest her. Obviously, cops didn't buy that and hauled her away, and that's when she turned on the waterworks ... sobbing and yelling, "I'm not resisting!"

We broke the story ... Abraham was arrested for allegedly striking a hotel security guard after he asked her to leave because she'd gotten into an altercation with some guests. Officers noted she appeared intoxicated.

Farrah was booked at 1:48 AM for battery and trespassing. As of now, she's still being held on $500 bail.

Farrah Abraham Arrested for Fighting At the Beverly Hills Hotel

6/13/2018 4:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

8:57 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us Farrah got physical with the security guard after he'd asked her to leave when she got into a verbal altercation with some guests. Cops say the man reported she hit him in the face with her forearm, grabbed his ear and pushed his head as he tried preventing her from reentering the hotel. Officers noted Farrah displayed signs of intoxication during their investigation. The guard suffered minor injures and didn't go to the hospital. 

7:13 AM PT -- Farrah was booked at 1:48 AM PT ... she's being held on $500 bail.

Farrah Abraham got busted at The Beverly Hills Hotel for fighting with an employee ... TMZ has learned.

The ex-'Teen Mom' and sometimes porn star was at the schmancy hotel Tuesday night and, according to law enforcement sources, she got into an argument with a male employee ... a hotel security guard. We're told things got heated, she was asked to leave and refused ... and that's when she allegedly struck the guard. 

Not shockingly, we're told alcohol might be involved. A source tells us Farrah was heard playing the "I'm a celebrity" card -- yelling things like ... you should know who I am.

Well, the police know now. We're told she's being booked for battery and trespassing.

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