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Cam Newton Charters Flight to Meet Kid In Hospital

12/28/2016 6:48 AM PST
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Another big play from Cam Newton -- who hopped on a jet and flew to Atlanta to meet up with a 10-year-old fan who's gearing up for a heart surgery ... and the video is incredible. 

The Panthers QB got word of Austin Deckard -- a HUGE Auburn football fan who's battling advanced pulmonary hypertension and is scheduled to have a stent implanted in his heart this week. 

Newton flew to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta hospital to surprise Austin ... and got the biggest HUG he'd even gotten in his life! 

Cam also brought a bag full of gifts for Austin -- including Under Armour gear and Nerf guns ... which he signed. 

Keep fighting, Austin! 

Cam Newton RIDICULOUS Hat For 'Monday Night Football' ... And a Tie!

12/19/2016 3:32 PM PST
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Breaking news ... Cam Newton found a tie! 

After the infamous "dress code violation" that landed him on the bench earlier this month, the Carolina Panthers QB arrived to FedExField in Maryland to play the Redskins in a hat that screams ... "What??"

Panthers coach Ron Rivera hasn't seemed to mind Cam's crazy hats before ... so this one shouldn't be a problem.

 ... as long as he's rockin' that necktie. 

Cam Newton Allegedly Trashes Bev Hills Mansion ... Stacy Keibler's Hubby Sues

10/4/2016 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cam Newton raged WAYYY too hard in the Bev Hills mansion he rented after the Super Bowl -- throwing crazy parties and causing nearly $100k in damage ... this according to a new lawsuit.

The Carolina Panthers QB is being sued by Stacy Keibler's husband, Jared Pobre -- who manages the luxury home rental company that leased an $11 MILLION pad to Newton back in March.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, Newton paid $123k to rent the place for 61 days -- and agreed there would be NO PARTIES, no smoking and no more than 8 guests.

Problem is ... the housekeeper snitched -- telling the rental company Newton had been throwing multiple parties and leaving cigarette ashes all over the house.

In the suit, Pobre says his company warned Newton to cut out the funny business -- and Cam responded by telling the housekeeper to quit diming him out. 

When Newton moved out, Pobre says the house had been trashed -- he broke an expensive fridge, caused water damage to the floors, ruined linens and worst of all ... destroyed a fancy $32,000 rug.

Pobre says they went after Cam for the damages -- $90,324.47 -- but he never paid.

Pobre says home repairs took more than 2 months to complete -- so he wants Cam to fork over an additional $180k in lost rent ... totaling $270,324.47 ... plus legal fees!

We reached out to Cam's camp for comment -- so far, no word back.

NFL's Shaq Thompson Blamed Cell Phone In Head-On Crash ... Cops Say

5/23/2016 11:53 AM PDT
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Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson told police he was reaching for a dropped cell phone when he lost control of his car and smashed into another vehicle head-on early Sunday morning ... cops say. 

Shaq -- the team's 2015 1st round draft pick -- was behind the wheel of a 2016 Chevy SUV which slammed into a 2004 Lexus SUV driven by former Duke QB Anthony Boone at 7:45 AM. 

When cops arrived to the crash scene near Shaq's Charlotte-area home, the NFL player was given a breathalyzer -- which turned up traces of alcohol ... but cops say it was well BELOW the legal limit.  

"He had some residual left over from the night before, but nothing where it was impairing or anything like that,” Sgt. Ben Miller of the State Highway’s Union County told the Charlotte Observer

TMZ Sports also spoke with law enforcement officials who say Shaq said he had been playing music off his cell phone but dropped it ... and that's when he made the ill-fated decision to reach down and pick it up. 

Officials tell us Boone was not wearing a seat belt -- and was hospitalized for a broken pelvis and broken ribs. 

Shaq told police he was not seriously injured. He was not arrested -- but was cited for crossing the center lane. 

Reggie Bush 'Josh Norman's Gonna Get PAID!!'

4/21/2016 6:57 AM PDT
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No matter which team picks up Josh Norman, one thing's for sure -- DUDE'S GONNA BE FILTHY RICH ... so says Reggie Bush

Bush was out in Hollywood Wednesday night -- and even though he didn't know the details behind why the Carolina Panthers removed the franchise player tag on the superstar cornerback, he's positive the move will pay off for Josh. 

By the way, we also asked if he thinks Manziel will ever play in the league again -- and his response is pretty shocking considering all of the Manziel drama lately. 

UFC's Chris Weidman DELIVERS PIE JUSTICE ... To TMZ Loser

4/8/2016 12:35 AM PDT
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UFC superstar Chris Weidman played the role of Super Bowl bet debt settler in the TMZ office ... punishing the producer who picked the Panthers to win -- by delivering a right-handed pie to the face. 

It all went down while Weidman was co-hosting the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1 -- and brought up the bet Evan and Van made with Weidman back in February. 

The initial bet was "loser gets a leg kick from Chris Weidman" ... but Van (he picked the Panthers) was able to negotiate down to a pie to the face. 

#GoBroncos

NFL's Jonathan Stewart Hey 'Dancing with the Stars' ... HOLLA AT ME

2/18/2016 3:58 PM PST
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Another day, another NFL stud dying to be on "Dancing with the Stars" ... this time it's Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart who says his two-step skills are dope enough to bring home the mirror ball trophy.

Stewart recently took to Instagram to make it known he wants to be on the show so when we got him out at LAX of course we wanted to know ... dude, you serious? 

Turns out he is ... and he told our camera guy he's totally wanting to put on his dancing shoes as long as it doesn't interfere with his day job.

Hey, we're cool with anybody on the Panthers team dancing ... except for that one guy.

#handjive holla at me dancing with the stars! #nfl #panthers

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Cam Newton Dabbin' In the Club After Crushing Cardinals

1/25/2016 6:32 AM PST

Cam Newton still had so much energy left after beating up on the AZ Cardinals Sunday night -- the Panthers QB hit a North Carolina nightclub to celebrate ... and even did some dabbin' in the DJ booth. 

Newton went to Label nightclub in Charlotte -- where he partied with DJ Holiday and rap superstar Juvenile (who even performed, "Back That Ass Up!!").

By the way, bar staffers tell us Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson bought shots for EVERYONE IN THE CLUB. 

In fact, the DJ made an announcement during the party --"Charles Johnson wants to buy everyone shots! So go to the bar."

We're told in the end, Johnson paid for hundreds of shots!!!!

All in all, helluva night to be a Panthers fan. 

Carolina Panthers HUGE WAFFLE HOUSE Breakfast ...

1/23/2016 12:35 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Arizona Cardinals could be in trouble ... 'cause the Carolina Panthers have EXTRA motivation to win on Sunday -- 150 LBS. of BACON & SAUSAGE -- courtesy of Waffle House. 

The Panthers have joked that their secret weapon is WH food. Now, one win away from the Super Bowl, Waffle House has plans in motion to hook up Cam and the guys with a HUGE breakfast ... should they be victorious. 

"We have reached out to the team and told them to name the place and time," a Waffle House spokesperson tells TMZ Sports. "We will be there ready to provide them with their much-needed Waffle House food." 

The menu? 100 to 150 pounds of bacon and sausage ... as well as all the waffles the team can eat!!

#BreakfastOf(possible)Champions

Cam Newton My Father & Son Dab Shirt ... Not For Sale!

1/18/2016 12:16 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The adorable father, son dabbing shirt Cam Newton wore before Sunday's playoff game is NOT FOR SALE ... with Under Armour telling TMZ Sports it was a custom 1-of-1 design.

Cam rocked the shirt as a tribute to his new baby boy Chosen -- who was born just before Christmas ... but the Internet blew up with people infatuated with the fashion. 

But we spoke to a rep for Under Armour who tells us fans of the shirt are S.O.L. ... 'cause it was specially made for the Panthers QB. 

"The shirt was custom for Cam and is not available at retail."

That's cool and all ... but with demand appearing to be so high, UA might wanna reconsider. 

Carolina Panthers Girl I'LL NEVER SELL THIS FOOTBALL!!!

1/18/2016 10:15 AM PST
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The adorable little girl who got a TD ball from Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart Sunday drove 100 miles with her family to attend the game ... and says she'll NEVER sell it, EVER!!

The lucky fan is 8-year-old Isabella -- who was at the game with her mom, dad and brother who are all Panthers super fans ... and usually sit in the nosebleed section when they attend games. 

But Isabella's father, Kelly, tells TMZ Sports he splurged for the playoff game -- dropping more than $2,500 for the killer end zone seats because he felt something special was going to happen. 

He was right. 

Isabella became an instant Internet sensation due to her priceless reaction when Stewart singled her out and handed her the ball after scoring the 1st TD of the game. 

 "She let us all hold the ball, she was super excited!" 

Kelly says he ordered a case for the ball the second he got home -- and it's currently on display in their living room. 

"We're holding on to it forever," Kelly says ... "Never to be sold. We're too big of fans."

Panthers Charles Johnson $30k Walmart Shopping Spree For Families In Need

12/21/2015 11:50 AM PST
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Santa Claus is 6'2", 282 pounds and wears a Carolina Panthers jersey... 'cause DT Charles Johnson just hooked up 10 local families with a $30k SHOPPING SPREE!!

Johnson tells TMZ Sports he took 10 families to a Charlotte, NC Walmart ... and gave them 60 minutes to pick out whatever they wanted.

Total bill? 30,000 BUCKS ... according to Johnson.

Although C.J. took care of the whole bill ... teammates Kawann Short, Charles Tillman, and Roman Harper came out to show their support.

So, why drop that much cash? "It's just something I wanted to do."

#Undefeated & #Charitable

Cam Newton Drops $12,000 On Fancy Tail

12/20/2015 12:35 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cam Newton is going fox tail crazy -- dropping more than $12k on his new fashionable good luck charms ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Newton's been rockin' the furry new accessory all season -- and plans to continue the trend, picking up more than 60 TAILS at $200 a pop ... so says the guy who makes 'em. 

We spoke with Teheran Jones, owner of the Exclusive Game store in Atlanta, who says Cam came up with the idea earlier this year to make the fox tails ... which Jones usually uses on the hoods of jackets. 

And Jones says it was a million dollar idea -- 'cause ever since Cam started rockin' the look, his tails have been flying off the shelves -- and even other athletes (including Carl Crawford and Wallace Gilberry) have called to try and harness some of the good luck. 

Jones says Newton recently picked up a new batch of the tails to give to his teammates as early Xmas gifts.

So if the Panthers go undefeated we'll all know why ... it's cause the guys got a little tail. 

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