Cleveland Browns superstar Josh Gordon plead guilty to driving while impaired in North Carolina this morning ... and if he stays out of trouble for 12 months, he'll stay out of jail.
As we previously reported, the WR was pulled over on July 5 in Raleigh after cops say he was speeding -- and during the stop, officers noticed he was boozed up (blew a .09).
Gordon was sentenced to a 60-day suspended sentence -- with 12 months unsupervised probation ... which means if he does anything stupid during the next year, like break the law, he'll have to serve the 60 days.
But if he keeps his nose clean, he'll stay out the joint -- the operative word being "if."
For Drunk Driving [Mug Shot]
9/29/2013 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Cleveland Browns QB Bernie Kosar was arrested for drunk driving in Ohio this morning, and his mug shot reveals ... a lot of scalp.
A rep for the Solon PD says ... officers pulled Bernie over at 2:52 this morning and detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from his car when they approached it.
After a series of field sobriety tests -- police hauled Kosar off to a nearby station for operating a vehicle impaired ... where he was booked and released on a $500 bond.
Burned by "The Drive" again ... allegedly.
Obsessed with Baby Mama's Bro
I Love that Tight End!
9/24/2013 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Blake Griffin had it bad for his baby mama Brynn Cameron's brother ... and the NBA star even filmed a video to prove it.
A little background: Brynn's bro Jordan Cameron was a standout tight end for USC football back in 2011, and for some reason, Blake really really wanted to make sure Jordan got drafted by an NFL team.
So ... Blake filmed a hype video (and homage to Mars Blackmon) for Jordan -- co-starring Jordan -- before the draft.
Guess it worked ... the Browns picked Jordan -- mazel tov -- but did Blake only agree to shoot the hype video because he was banging Jordan's sister at the time? We can't say for sure (probably).
As we reported, Brynn JUST gave birth to Blake's child in August. They're no longer dating.
Browns Ditched Him ...
Now You Can Ditch Jerseys
9/20/2013 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Trent Richardson's back on the trading block, or at least his jerseys are -- the Cleveland Browns are running a free exchange program for pissed off fans ... TMZ has learned.
Ever since the Browns shocked the NFL by trading their star running back to the Colts ... Cleveland fans have been almost as heated as they were when some guy named LeBron left town.
Now the Browns team shop is throwing the Dawg Pound a bone. A rep tells us fans can exchange T-Rich jerseys purchased within the last 30 days -- or get a full refund.
The team's going even further to make good -- we're told ANY jersey purchased in the last 30 days can be exchanged ... but only for another Browns jersey.
Sorry, no Colts jerseys available.
Trent is Lucky
The Browns Dumped Him
9/20/2013 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
No offense to Cleveland, but Trent Richardson is in a better place now ... and the Browns probably did him a huge favor when they unloaded their star player -- this according to another former first round draft pick, Eddie George.
Eddie says the Browns' decision to trade away Richardson -- their first round pick from a year ago -- was "shocking to me. They went up and got him, and now they're reneging on the draft pick."
But Eddie adds ... Trent should be excited 'cause, well ... he's playing with a winner now.
"They might have done him a favor actually. Sending him with Andrew Luck ... I think he's in a good situation there."
Make Triumphant Return
To STANDING OVATION
9/27/2012 5:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The NFL's regular referees returned to the gridiron tonight to a thundering applause from the crowd -- and even got a personal welcome-back hug from the scariest man in football ... Ray Lewis.
As you know by now ... the NFL reached a deal yesterday with the real refs -- ending the Reign of Error ... courtesy of the infamous replacement refs.
As the entered the field for tonight's Ravens-Browns match up, the refs each tipped their caps in a show of appreciation for fans' support.
Now it's only a matter of time before they screw up a call and we can trash them too.
Concern Over REAL Refs
'They're Coming Off Cold Turkey'
9/27/2012 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The REAL NFL refs will return to the field for tonight's Ravens vs. Browns match-up in Baltimore ... but some of the players are still concerned ... telling TMZ, "They’re comin' off cold turkey, so it’s going to be very interesting."
TMZ spoke with a member of the Cleveland Browns who reminded us, "The refs usually have a pre-season."
Overall, the players are fired up about the end of the replacement ref era.
We spoke with Ravens player Bryant McKinnie who says he's "very glad" they're back ... adding, "The real refs have better control of the games."
A member of the Browns, who wished to remain anonymous, tells us, "People will be so happy to see the refs. They will be the highlight of the game … at least for the first quarter."
“I’m sure they will give them a standing ovation, especially in Baltimore," the player told us ... adding, "If a call goes against the Browns I’m sure they will give [the refs] a standing ovation.”
NFL Star Busted at Airport with Gun
4/1/2010 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cleveland Browns lineman Shaun Rogers was arrested today after he allegedly took a loaded gun into an Ohio airport ... cops tell TMZ.
Our sources say it went down at 12:20 PM at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
We're told a security officer working an X-ray machine saw the .45-caliber handgun in Rogers' carry-on bag and immediately called police.
Rogers was immediately taken into custody for carrying a concealed weapon -- a felony of the 3rd degree.
Gay Dating Scandal
7/17/2008 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NFL baller Brady Quinn wants to make one thing clear: He'll huddle up with sweaty, muscular men -- he just won't date 'em. No matter what a gay dating website is leading people to believe.
A topless -- and really, really hot -- photo of the Cleveland Browns quarterback has been used to promote a dating website for months. The only problem -- nobody cleared it with Brady!
A rep for the Cleveland Browns tells us Brady had no knowledge of the ad saying, "He was not involved in posting photos."
Brady's lawyer has already taken action and has sent a cease and desist letter to the website today, demanding all photos of him be removed ASAP.
For the record, Brady is straight ... not that there's anything wrong with that.