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Michael Jordan Boxes Food For Hurricane Victims

9/21/2018 1:33 PM PDT
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Michael Jordan played a little help defense Friday ... packing boxes full of food for Hurricane Florence victims.

The Hornets owner was front and center on the assembly line -- boxing up cereal and other goods for people affected by the storm that barreled into the East Coast last week.

It's a cause Jordan's clearly been affected by ... 'cause the NBA's best ever also donated $2 MILLION to the relief efforts Tuesday.

BTW ... M.J.'s shirt -- a Hornets logo sandwiched between North and South Carolina -- is for sale, with all the proceeds going to Florence victims as well.

Cool cause, right? Click here to join in.

Baker Mayfield Won't Be Named Starter Until Next Week ... Says Procrastinating Coach

9/21/2018 12:24 PM PDT
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Baker Mayfield's gonna have to wait until NEXT WEEK before he officially becomes the starting QB for the Browns -- which begs the question, WHAT'S THE HOLDUP?!

Cleveland's head coach, Hue Jackson, says he needs the weekend to process everything and won't touch the depth chart until AT LEAST Monday 

"I've given the players the weekend off obviously, so I'm going to take my time because I have some time," Jackson told reporters Friday. 

"And, I'm going to get an opportunity to meet with them here Monday morning and kind of go from there."

Some say Hue's just being respectful to Tyrod Taylor -- who was the 1st-string guy until he was knocked out of Thursday's game with a possible concussion. 

Baker came in with 2 minutes left in the 1st half and LIT IT UP -- going 17-23 for 201 yards in a wild 21-17 come from behind thriller. 

"I wanted to really watch tape and talk to the staff and talk to John [Dorsey] and then make a decision from there," Jackson says.

Spoiler alert ... the tape is good. Start Baker. Don't Browns this up. 

Edwin Jackson Drunk Driver Gets 16 Yrs. In Prison For Killing NFL Player

9/21/2018 12:06 PM PDT
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The drunk driver who killed Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson in February just got sentenced to 16 years in prison.

As we previously reported, 26-year-old Jackson and his Uber driver were hit by a pickup truck while they were standing on the shoulder of a highway in Indiana.

37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Zavala pled guilty to 2 counts of "DUI that causes the death of another" in July.

Today, he faced a judge in Indiana ... and was hit with the maximum penalty -- 16 years in state prison.

After his prison sentence, Orrego-Zavala -- who's a Guatemalan citizen in America illegally -- faces deportation.

The case became a national story when President Trump tweeted that it was "disgraceful" that Jackson was killed by a man who was in the U.S. illegally.

Orrego-Zavala is currently locked up ... and ain't goin' anywhere for 16 years.

Addison Russell On 'Administrative Leave' After Domestic Violence Allegations

9/21/2018 11:06 AM PDT
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Major League Baseball says Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell has been placed on "administrative leave" in the wake of new domestic violence allegations levied by his estranged wife. 

Melisa Russell went into detail in her blog Wednesday -- claiming she was first "physically mistreated" by her husband in the months after their wedding in 2016. 

"I couldn't wrap my head around what just happened," she wrote ... "Why did he get so angry? What did I do for him to want to put his hands on me?"

She added, "As time went on abusive behavior happened more often."

Allegations against Addison first went public in June 2017, but this is the first time Melisa has gone into detail about it. 

A rep for MLB says the league launched an investigation into Addison back then -- but Melisa wouldn't cooperate with officials ... so nothing really happened. 

Until today. 

"With the new details revealed in today’s blog post by Ms. Russell, Mr. Russell has been placed on Administrative Leave in accordance with the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy."

"We are hopeful that this new information will allow us to complete the investigation as promptly as possible."

For his part, Addison has previously denied committing any sort of domestic violence -- but he has not commented on the new blog post

Addison was an All-Star in 2016 and won a World Series with the Cubs that year. 

Ex-Oregon WR Jalen Hall Charged with Armed Robbery ... Faces Life in Prison

9/21/2018 9:43 AM PDT
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Ex-Oregon Ducks wide receiver Jalen Hall -- one of the top 2018 WR recruits in the country -- was hit with criminal charges after allegedly robbing people at gunpoint earlier this month, TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 19-year-old -- who was a star at Long Beach Poly high school -- was a 4-star recruit and touted as one of Oregon's prized freshman players in 2018. 

But, he was released from the team earlier this month after he was arrested in L.A. Now, we've learned why ... 

According to law enforcement, Jalen Hall and Milard Hill participated in a home invasion robbery in Norwalk, CA on Sept. 10. 

Officials say Jalen was armed with a semi-automatic handgun -- and threatened 3 people inside the home before making off with jewelry and other valuables. 

They fled the scene -- but cops tracked them down using an airship and arrested both men. 

Hall has been charged with 3 counts of home invasion robbery, 2 counts kidnapping to commit robbery and 1 count of 1st-degree burglary. 

If convicted on all counts, both men could face up to LIFE in prison. 

Bail has been set at more than $2 million for each suspect. 

Jalen is listed at 6'4", 190 lbs and was recruited by some of the best school in the country including Alabama, Florida State and LSU. 

Hall had 39 TDs during his career at Long Beach Poly and racked up almost 4,000 receiving yards. 

LeSean McCoy's Ex Blasts NFL Star You're a Monster

9/21/2018 9:18 AM PDT
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1:05 PM PT -- Milton PD responded to the Cordon news conference ... issuing a release addressing some of the claims made by the victim, Ms. Cordon.

In the statement, Milton PD notes that LeSean "has not been cooperative in the investigation" ... despite the fact multiple requests were made to his attorney.

LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend has DOUBLED the reward for information leading to the arrest of her attacker to $40,000 ... and once again, pointed the finger at the NFL running back.

Delicia Cordon held a press conference detailing the violent July 9 incident when a masked man broke into her home, pistol whipped her multiple times ... and stole expensive pieces of jewelry. 

Cordon says she believes McCoy orchestrated the attack -- pointing to the fact her assailant was looking for specific items LeSean had gifted her in the past. 

No arrests have been made and McCoy has denied having any involvement -- but Cordon doesn't believe him.

"I live my life in fear. Everyday not knowing if I’m walking past the man who savagely attacked me," she said. 

"LeSean said he’s gonna deal with all this after his season -- I don’t have that option. I have to deal with this every day."

Cordon says McCoy is not cooperating with the investigation and refuses to hand over security footage from the night of the attack. 

She initially offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest -- but says people have donated another $20,000 to the cause ... totaling $40,000.

Bill Belichick Praises Josh Gordon ... 'Smart Kid, Works Hard'

9/21/2018 8:54 AM PDT
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Josh Gordon seems to be making a good impression on his new boss -- with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick saying the WR is a "smart kid" who's been busting his ass. 

Gordon was traded to the Pats on Monday after a rocky 6-year stint with the Cleveland Browns that included multiple suspensions stemming from substance abuse. The last straw for CLE was when Gordon said he injured himself last week during a promo shoot. 

So, how's it going for Josh in New England? Not bad, according to Belichick. 

"Josh is a smart kid. He's worked hard. He's picked up a lot," Bill said during Friday's press conference. 

Bill noted Josh hasn't been in town for very long -- but noted that he's "done about as much as [he] can in the few days [he's] been here."

Gordon's definitely under the microscope in New England -- in fact, they gave him the locker right next to Tom Brady ... so the QB can keep a close eye on him. 

Kevin Hart to Katt Williams You Had Your Shot ... You Blew it On Drugs!!!

9/21/2018 6:59 AM PDT
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Kevin Hart is riding hard for Tiffany Haddish ... telling Katt Williams to stop attacking her just because he blew his shot at superstardom on drugs.

Kevin lashed out at Katt Friday morning on "The Breakfast Club," telling him, "You had the shot! You were set up to be the star. You didn't show up to work! You f**ked off promo shoots!" 

Tiffany was with Kevin when he went off. You'll recall, a week ago Katt blasted Tiffany for leapfrogging over dozens of other comedians who he feels were more deserving of Hollywood fame. But, Kevin says it's time for Katt to quit bitching and take responsibility.

He called him out directly, saying, "Have you ever used your platform to f**king bring the people that were under you up? You haven't! So, because you haven't, don't s**t on those that now are!!" 

As for why Kevin thinks Katt hasn't become a huge movie star -- "He chose drugs" and that scared off the studios.

Smell that? Fresh beef on the grill.

J.R. Smith Topless Celebration Returns ... After Browns' First Win!!

9/21/2018 6:39 AM PDT
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Shirtless J.R. Smith made his return Thursday night ... and we all have Baker Mayfield to thank for it -- 'cause the Cavs star WENT CRAZY after the rookie led the Browns to a win!!!

It all went down at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland ... where J.R. had luxury box seats to see the Baker-led Browns finally win a game for the first time since 2016.

You'll remember ... the last time J.R. celebrated a massive Cleveland victory -- he went topless in public for hours ... rockin' no shirt for the entire Cavs' championship parade.

Well ... about midway through the second half of the Browns-Jets game -- J.R. promised to make another shirtless appearance if they pulled out the comeback.

And then Baker did it -- AND OFF WENT THE SHIRT!!

"It's over! Let's go! Let's go!" a topless J.R. screamed after the win. "We outchya! No shirt shorty! We out here!"

Thanks again, Baker.

Trump Admin Officials Sued We're Up S**t's Creek Cause We Can't Canoe ... Thanks to Trump's Stupid Golf Games!!!

9/20/2018 4:19 PM PDT
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President Trump's pissed off a bunch of canoers who say in a new lawsuit his excessive golfing's gotten them banned from the Potomac River.

The Canoe Cruisers Association of Greater Washington sued Trump's Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and the Coast Guard claiming an Administration rule prohibits canoers from accessing 2 miles of the Potomac River near Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.

In docs, the canoers claim the Coast Guard and DHS initially had temporarily imposed restrictions but have created a "permanent security zone" in June 2017, and they've been turned away at least 32 times.

The Association claims DHS promised it would address the gripes but went radio silent. As we first reported, Trump's playtime on the green has cost taxpayers at least $300k in golf cart rentals alone for his Secret Service.

Carlos Hyde To Have Baby Tonight ... Then Play!!

9/20/2018 4:12 PM PDT
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Carlos Hyde is about to have a hell of a birthday night ... 'cause dude's about to have a baby -- then play against the New York Jets!!!

The Browns star running back is currently at a hospital in Cleveland, waiting for the birth of his child -- NFL Network's Omar Ruiz reports.

Carlos' soon-to-be-baby-mama had labor induced last night ... so the little Hyde is expected to come out any minute.

The plan from there??

HEAD TO FIRSTENERGY STADIUM TO GET THE BROWNS THEIR FIRST WIN SINCE 2016!!!

Happy 28th!

Nick Cannon to Kanye Don't Tell Me What I Can or Can't Say ... Even if it's About Kim!!!

9/20/2018 4:01 PM PDT
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Nick Cannon just fired back at Kanye West, who warned him to keep Kim Kardashian's name out of his mouth -- and his message to Ye is simple ... chill, bro.

The 'Wild 'n Out' host says he's got love and respect for Kanye, but also thinks the dude must be trippin' to think he can control what Nick says. He feels strongly he's never disrespected Kanye and Kim's marriage, but adds ... if he's asked a question about Kim he'll answer it honestly.

As we reported ... Kanye took shots at Nick, Drake and Tyson Beckford for talking about Kim -- sexually or otherwise. He called Nick out for discussing Kim's body in a recent interview with VladTV ... and accused Drake of fueling the rumor he slept with Kim.

Still no retort from Drizzy or Tyson, but Nick's making it clear he won't be silenced. 

Cardi B & Offset On This #TBT ... I, Thee Wed

9/20/2018 3:33 PM PDT
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Cardi B just gave us the first-ever look at her wedding day ... or night ... it's kind of hard to tell because it went down inside her bedroom.

TMZ broke the story ... Cardi and Offset got married on a whim the same day he proposed to her ... but there have been no photos of the secret ceremony. Cardi took care of that Thursday by posting a 1-year anniversary pic. Best #TBT of the day?

As we told you, the couple secretly tied the knot September 20, 2017 -- a good month before Offset proposed to Cardi onstage. The fake engagement effectively threw everyone off the scent ... until he started referring to Cardi as his wife in public, specifically at the BET Awards.

Once we did some digging, we found out they got a marriage certificate in Fulton County, GA the same day they got married.

One year later and they have their new baby Kulture, and fresh beef with Nicki Minaj.

Happy anniversary!

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