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Chris Brown Of Course the Gun Case is BS

10/6/2016 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown was a man of few words Wednesday night, but it didn't take many to show his disdain for authorities who arrested him in a gun case that has fallen apart.

Chris was on his way into Catch when he made it clear ... he's confident the gun arrest will not stick. As we reported, the case is going nowhere ... cops got a second extension to complete an investigation that really begins and ends with a very shaky alleged victim.

1006-catch-restaraunt-website-03By the way, speaking of Catch ... it's the new Craig's -- everyone's going there. Hollywood's nothing if not predictable ... a few celebs eat somewhere and it takes a minute for the rest to follow.

It's also really good. 

NFL's Nigel Bradham Arrested Loaded Gun In Airport

10/3/2016 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1003_nigel-bradham_mug_sports_wmPhiladelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham spent part of his bye week in jail -- after he was arrested for trying to bring a LOADED GUN through a Miami airport ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, the 27-year-old had put his backpack through the X-ray machine at Miami International when TSA workers noticed a loaded firearm. 

Bradham told workers he forgot the gun was in the bag -- and showed officials his concealed weapons permit. 

Officials say "it was clear that there was no criminal intent on his part" -- but say they could not just cite and release Bradham since he's still out on bond stemming from a July assault case.  

Bradham was taken into custody and booked for a 2nd degree misdemeanor concealed weapons charge. He was released from custody later that day on a $500 bond. 

As for the assault case -- Bradham was arrested back in July for allegedly punching an employee at a Miami hotel. He's due back in court for that case on Wednesday. 

Zab Judah Charged with Domestic Violence ... Allegedly Roughed Up Wife

10/3/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0930-zabdiel-zab-judah-mug-shot-01More trouble for ex-boxing champ Zab Judah -- he's been charged with domestic violence for allegedly getting violent with his wife while drunk ... TMZ Sports has learned.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, the Las Vegas Metro PD was called to Judah's home around 3 AM on July 26 for a domestic disturbance.

Cops made contact with Zab -- who said he got into an argument with his wife after she destroyed "all of his clothes" because she was jealous of an unknown woman claiming she had a baby with Zab.

Zab was adamant he did not touch his wife.

But Zab's wife and sister told cops a different story -- claiming the boxer had been drinking and pushed her to the ground by her face ... causing her to hit the floor hard.

According to the police report, the responding officer did not notice any injuries on the woman -- but said she kept touching her face as if she was in pain.

Judah was eventually arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery/domestic violence. He's due back in court next month.

This is just the latest legal issue for Judah -- who's still dealing with a 2014 DUI arrest ... and was also involved in a bizarre crash back in January where he gave a fake name and appeared drunk.

Ex-'Dancing' Contestant Busted for DUI

9/28/2016 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0928-victor-ortiz-tmz-01More legal trouble for ex-boxing champ Victor Ortiz -- who was arrested for DUI in California over the weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We've confirmed ... the 29-year-old movie star and former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant was arrested on Saturday evening. 

Law enforcement sources say Ortiz was pulled over in a BMW around 7 PM for expired registration tags -- and when the officer approached the car, they suspected Ortiz was hammered. 

He then bombed field sobriety tests and was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. 

He was booked and has since been released. We reached out to Ortiz, but so far no official comment. 

Here's the real problem for Ortiz -- he's already on probation stemming from a 2015 battery at a Kenny Chesney concert at the Rose Bowl.

If Ortiz's probation is revoked because of the DUI -- the judge could have him locked up. 

Ex-NFL Star Greg Hardy Arrested for Cocaine Someone Slipped It in My Wallet

9/26/2016 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0926_greg_hardy_mushot_wmFormer NFL star Greg Hardy was arrested for possession of COCAINE late Sunday night in Texas ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

According to the police report, Hardy was pulled over in a 2010 Dodge Challenger because he didn't use a turn signal.

Cops say Hardy and his passenger told them they had just eaten at Applebee's and were headed home. Police asked them if they had anything illegal inside the vehicle, and Hardy said no ... and then gave them permission to search the car. 

Police say they found a Louis Vuitton wallet on the center console -- which contained, "a purple plastic baggie containing a white pasty substance," along with multiple gun range membership cards. They also found a brown weed grinder.

Cops say they tested the substance in the LV wallet -- and it came back as cocaine. According to the report, Hardy told cops he didn't know what it was and said someone must've put it in there when he passed his wallet around at a party the night before.

Hardy was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance -- less than a gram. He was taken to Richardson City Jail ... where his bail was set at $5K. 

On the report, the former Pro Bowler is listed as "unemployed."

Hardy was arraigned Monday morning ... and bailed himself out moments ago.

NFL's Austin Seferian-Jenkins Arrested For DUI Allegedly Weaving, Cut Off Cop

9/23/2016 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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11:10 AM PT -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly informed Austin Seferian-Jenkins that they will cut him from the team.

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Tampa Bay Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested in Tampa early Friday morning after cops say he was drunkenly weaving through traffic and driving at a high rate of speed.

Seferian-Jenkins was stopped by Florida Highway Patrol around 4 AM after cops say he was driving 25 MPH over the speed limit ... and cut off one of their officers.

According to the arrest report, ASJ was agitated, reeked of booze and had glassy eyes and slurred speech. He also refused to take a blood alcohol test.

He was arrested for driving under the influence and was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail. His bail is set $750.

This isn't ASJ's first time arrested for driving drunk ... he was busted for DUI in March 2013.

NFL's Josh Gordon Wanted Man ... Arrest Warrant Issued

9/21/2016 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar6:00 PM PT -- According to Cleveland.com, Gordon submitted a DNA test this afternoon and settled the warrant. His attorney said he was unaware of the case and didn't realize he was supposed to be in court.update-grey-gray-barAn arrest warrant has been issued for NFL star Josh Gordon, 'cause the 25-year-old blew off a judge several times in a paternity case. 

According to court docs, an Ohio woman claims Gordon is the father of her 1-year-old daughter ... and filed a lawsuit against him last year seeking child support. She said the child was born on 5/14/2015.

A judge ordered the Cleveland Browns wide receiver to provide a DNA sample and attend hearings -- but Gordon failed to comply with any of the orders -- so a warrant was issued for his arrest on August 31. 

When he turns himself in, his bond will be set at $500. The warrant can be recalled if he submits a DNA test.

The Browns issued a statement, saying, "We are aware of the situation. Josh and his attorney are working with the Cuyahoga County Courts to resolve this matter. We have no further comment at this time."

Cleveland.com was the first to report the story.

Katt Williams Busted Again ... While Making Good On Another Case

9/16/2016 11:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar12:40 PM PST -- We've learned the new warrant Katt was arrested for was from an incident in February where Williams allegedly threw a man's phone. Katt has been released from jail on a promise to appear.  update_grey_gray_barKatt Williams got arrested again -- only this time it happened when he tried doing right by the law.

Law enforcement sources tell us Katt got booked by cops Thursday when he showed up to court in East Point, GA to squash a bench warrant against him from July. Unfortunately for him, there was a completely different warrant out for his arrest in Fulton County ... so they cuffed him on the spot. 

According to court docs, Katt now faces a new charge of 2nd degree criminal property damage -- a felony -- from an incident back in February. It's unclear what exactly happened ... but we're told Katt is still locked up since he hasn't posted a bond.

Katt's been in and out of jails and courthouses a lot lately ... and it doesn't look like he plans to leave 'em anytime soon.

Story developing ... 

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Dominic Monaghan Obsessed Fan Busted for Death Threats

9/16/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0915-dominic-monaghan-TMZ-01Dominic Monaghan's alleged stalker is behind bars after cops say she sent threatening messages to the actor, even after he got a restraining order against her.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Meredith McLarty's been harassing Monaghan since 2014. The actor was granted a restraining order against her last year, but cops say she kept trying to get in touch with him. She eventually referenced John Lennon's assassin ... tweeting, "Three words ...Mark David Chapman."

Cops got an arrest warrant and nabbed McLarty last week at LAX.

McLarty's still being held on a $100k bond.

Arizona Wildcats Running Back Arrested ... Allegedly Kidnapped, Attacked Girlfriend

9/15/2016 7:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A running back on the University of Arizona football team was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly kidnapping and attacking his girlfriend ... and he's since been booted from the UA team. 

Orlando Bradford -- the 2nd string running back -- was charged with 7 felony counts of domestic violence, 4 counts of aggravated assault and 3 counts of kidnapping. 

Cops say someone called 911 around 6:30 AM on Wednesday to report an attack. When cops arrived to the scene, they say the woman had obvious injuries, according to USA Today Sports

Bond was set at $20,000. 

20-year-old Bradford -- who's from Louisiana -- was a 3-star high school recruit and had offers from several major colleges. 

Ryan Lochte Protesters Relative Arrested for Olympic Ticket Scam

9/15/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0914-ryan-lochte-dwts-stage-crashers-tmz-akm-02The real reason the Ryan Lochte protesters went to 'DWTS' is because one of their family members got arrested in Rio, and for some reason they're trying to blame Lochte for the mess.

We've learned Justin Sotoodeh McNeil -- nephew and cousin of the 2 stage crashers -- was busted 3 days after Lochte claimed he was held up at gunpoint. McNeil was allegedly selling fake tickets to a Team USA Beach Volleyball match ... according to Brazilian reports.

Cops say he had 51 tickets and a fake ID. He was arrested and indicted for embezzlement and document forgery. He's out now, but authorities are holding his passport until he meets a list of requirements ... including paying a $264 fine. 

0914_luciano_bonucci_liscense_DivulgacaoGuarda-Municipal-do-Rio-de-Janeiro2Sources connected to the family tell us they think Lochtegate made Justin, and other Americans, a target for cops. We're told they deny he did anything wrong.

Lochte's team thinks it's laughable the family's blaming him, when Justin was busted for a felony -- not to mention the 2 guys getting arrested this week at 'Dancing.' 

Tavon Austin NFL Star's Car In Police Chase ... Friend Arrested

9/14/2016 5:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0914_gettytmz.com_tavon_austin_getty-2An expensive BMW registered to L.A. Rams star wide receiver Tavon Austin was involved in a police chase in California on Wednesday and the driver was arrested ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Cops say Dominic Makell -- a longtime friend of the NFL star -- was driving a silver BMW X6 on a California highway. For some reason, cops tried to pull him over ... but Makell allegedly took off. 

Eventually, the vehicle came to a stop and Makell was arrested for felony evading an officer and willful disregard. He was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked. Bail was set at $50,000.

0915-tavon-austin-mug-02We're told Austin's name was listed as the registered owner of the car on the official police report.

We spoke with the Rams and the team confirmed Austin was at practice all day and was NOT involved with the arrest. 

We also reached out to Tavon's agent for comment -- so far, no word back. 

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Kid Cali Arrest in Rapper's Murder

9/13/2016 1:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0913-kid-cali-lapd-INSTAGRAM-01Cops finally nabbed a suspect for the murder of up-and-coming rapper Kid Cali ... TMZ has learned.

LAPD arrested a 19-year-old guy Saturday for the shooting death of Cali -- who was well-known on the L.A. rap scene. He was killed during a huge pool party last month in the San Fernando Valley.

Law enforcement sources tell us the fatal shots were fired during a fight between 2 rival gangs at the party. Two other people were shot, but survived. It's unclear if Cali was targeted or merely an innocent bystander.

The party was being held at a mansion with tons of security cameras ... which, no doubt, helped cops ID the suspect.

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