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Josh Gordon Screened By TSA Last Night ... But No Drugs Found

9/30/2016 9:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0929-josh-gordon-GETTY-02A report that Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon and his posse were stopped by TSA at a Cleveland airport with a pound of weed is completely bogus ... this according to TSA sources. 

The original Scout.com report claims Gordon and his security detail were detained at Cleveland Hopkins airport after screeners found the pot in checked baggage. Gordon reportedly denied the pot was his. The report says this was the incident that led to Gordon entering rehab

But our TSA sources tell us, "The reports you're seeing are totally false."

One highly connected TSA source explains, "Gordon was screened by TSA last night (Thursday) without incident."

The source also says there has been no TSA trouble with Gordon recently. We also spoke with the Cleveland PD which also shot down the report. 

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Josh Gordon Back to Rehab

9/29/2016 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0929-josh-gordon-TMZ-02Cleveland Browns superstar Josh Gordon is headed back to rehab ... the team just announced.

 25-year-old Gordon just issued a statement saying, "After careful thought and deep consideration I've decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility."

"This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will enable me to gain full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my full potential as a person."

"I appreciate the support of the NFL, NFLPA, and the Browns, my teammates, my agent and the community through this extremely challenging process."

The Browns also issued a statement saying they support Gordon. 

Josh has been battling substance abuse for years -- he missed most of the 2014 season and all of the 2015 season due to substance abuse policy violations. He was also suspended the first 4 games of the 2016 season after another positive test. 

He was getting ready to make his comeback to the NFL in Week 5 against the Patriots -- but clearly, that's not happening now. 

Gordon is tight with former Browns teammate, Johnny Manziel -- another guy who's battling substance abuse issues. In fact, the two partied at Coachella together back in April. 

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Johnny Manziel Browns Ain't Bringin' Me Back ... But I Wish 'Em the Best

9/20/2016 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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With the Cleveland Browns in serious quarterback trouble, Johnny Manziel says one thing's for sure -- they're definitely not calling him. 

A sober Manziel was leaving Mr Chow in Bev Hills Monday night when he kept it 100 about his chances of going back to the Browns ... "I doubt that'll happen."

Still, Johnny says with a smile ... "I wish them the best."

JM doesn't seem too concerned -- telling TMZ Sports he's focused on going back to school anyway. 

By the way, Manziel's wearing an L.A. Rams hat -- they could use some QB help! 

Robert Griffin III I Got My New Chick ... TATTED ON MY ARM!

8/17/2016 8:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0817-rg3-tattoo-getty-01Seems RG3 is ALL IN with his new girlfriend ... 'cause he got her name TATTOOED ON HIS ARM!! 

We're told the two hit up a tattoo parlor in Cleveland last month -- both got brand new ink on their forearms. 

Robert's tat reads ... GRETE SADEIKO

Boom. 

Grete is the 23-year-old Florida State track star who has apparently been dating the Browns QB for at least a month. 

By the way, Griffin is STILL MARRIED to his wife, the mother of his child ... though they are recently separated

As for Grete's tattoo -- hard to see what it says. Wonder if it's his name? 

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Robert Griffin III Separated From Wife ... Divorce In the Works

8/16/2016 3:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0816-robert-griffin-divorce-tmz-gettyRobert Griffin III's marriage is just about over ... the NFL star has separated from his wife and the two are in the process of filing for a divorce ... this according to Cleveland.com.

The Browns QB married college sweetheart Rebecca Liddicoat in 2013 and just last year she gave birth to a baby girl. 

But Griffin has reportedly told his teammates and coaches that the marriage has hit a wall -- and both parties are going their separate ways. 

And get this ... RG3 has already scrubbed his Instagram page of all traces of Rebecca. 

RG3 is said to be having a tough time with the situation -- but he's working through it with the support of family and friends. 

Sad. 

Browns RB Isaiah Crowell Pledges Money to Police Org. After Cop Killing Post

7/13/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell is donating this season's first NFL game check to a Dallas police organization after facing intense backlash over an Instagram post ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The post was an illustration of a police officer having his throat slashed by a masked man. Crowell immediately deleted it, but not before it spread across social media.

Crowell apologized, but as we first told you ... police organizations felt the apology was empty, and one threatened to organize a police boycott of Browns home games this season.

Now, Crowell's putting his money where his mouth is, vowing to donate an entire game check to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, which supports families of officers killed in the line of duty.

FYI -- Isaiah will reportedly make $600k this season, and a game check is typically 1/16th of a player's salary ... so the donation should be about $37,500.

Check out the video ... it's clear Isaiah realizes he made a big mistake.

Cleveland Browns Police Threaten to Pull Protection Over Player's Dead Cop Post

7/12/2016 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0712-isaiah-crowell-cleveland-police-GETTY-01Cleveland Browns player Isaiah Crowell's apology for a tasteless social media attack on cops is falling on deaf ears -- and in fact, police tell TMZ Sports ... they'll pull out of the Browns' stadium in protest.

Crowell got blasted for posting an illustration last week of a cop getting his throat slashed by a masked person. He posted it on Wednesday -- after Alton Sterling and Philando Castile's deaths, but the day before 5 Dallas officers were shot and killed.

The running back deleted the post and the Browns demanded he publicly apologize, which he did.

But Stephen Loomis, President of Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, thinks the "store-bought apology" isn't enough. "He needs to go to Dallas, help the families who lost their loved ones last week, write them a check, look them in the eyes and give a heartfelt apology."

Loomis says Crowell's post was as "offensive as putting a picture of historical African-American men being hung from a tree in the 60s." He adds that if Crowell doesn't go to Dallas and make a donation, "I will pull Cleveland officers, sheriffs, state troopers out of First Energy Stadium this season if he doesn't make it right."

As for Crowell admitting he was wrong and acted out of rage -- Loomis says, "You're a grown ass man, and you claim you were too emotional to know it was wrong? Think we'll accept your apology? Kiss my ass." 

Crowell did meet with Cleveland's police chief, but Loomis isn't satisfied. He's demanding the Browns and/or the NFL drop the hammer.

Chad Johnson Nabs NFL Coaching Gig

7/12/2016 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0712_chad_johnson_Browns_getty-2Chad Johnson is an NFL coach ... telling TMZ Sports he has been hired by the Cleveland Browns as an assistant wide receivers coach for training camp.

Johnson says he asked his former Bengals, and current Browns head coach, Hue Jackson, for a coaching job ... and to Chad's surprise, H.J. said yes.

Chad says he will be in Cleveland on July 28th, ready to coach. We're told the gig is just for training camp ... as of now. 

However, it sounds like Chad has bigger plans ... telling us, "I'm not leaving!"

FYI -- Johnson played 11 seasons in the NFL ... but hasn't been involved in the league since 2011.

Johnny Manziel Runs for the Border ... In Cleveland Browns Jersey

6/28/2016 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0628-johnny-manziel-cabo-airplane-selfie-TWITTER-01Johhny Manziel is Mexico's problem -- at least for the time being -- 'cause the QB just hopped a plane to Cabo ... rocking a Cleveland Browns jersey.

In fact, the jersey is #12 ... his good friend Josh Gordon -- who not only picked up Manziel after a Hollywood car crash back in April, but also partied with Johnny at Coachella

It's a pretty ballsy move for JFB to don the Browns gear considering how Cleveland feels about him -- which begs the question ... sympathy play or laundry day?

Judge for yourself.

Browns Star to Manziel We're Here for You ... Call Us!

5/9/2016 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Cleveland Browns still have Johnny Manziel's back -- so says Pro Bowl tight end Gary Barnidge who tells TMZ Sports, "If [Manziel] ever needs anything, he knows he can call any of us."

Barnidge was out at a Kentucky Derby party in Louisville over the weekend -- when we asked how he felt about his former teammate. 

Watch the clip ... Barnidge says he still believes the QB can make it back to the NFL, but there's a catch ... he's got to WANT to actually be in the NFL. 

NFL's Joe Haden My Wife's Preggo And We're Having A ...

4/8/2016 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cleveland Browns superstar Joe Haden just announced that his wife is pregnant -- but they JUST learned the sex of the kid in one of those fun "gender reveal" videos. 

It's actually a pretty cool moment. 

Haden wrote, "Words can't even describe how overwhelmed with JOY I am!"

"This year has been so tough, but God has continuously sent me blessings and I couldn't be more excited for this new chapter in my life."

Congrats! 

Jay Glazer RG3 & Browns Could Be Perfect Fit ... Here's Why

3/25/2016 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Signing with the Cleveland Browns could be the BEST thing RG3 ever did -- so says Jay Glazer who tells TMZ Sports if there's one guy who can resurrect the QB, it's Hue Jackson!  

The NFL on FOX reporter was at The Grove in L.A. when he raved about the Browns head coach -- explaining why he thinks Jackson might have the magic touch that can bring back the old RG3. 

We also asked for an update on Josh Gordon -- who trains with Jay at his Unbreakable gym in L.A. 

Check out the clip ...

Robert Griffin III Replacing Manziel?? Browns 'Moving Forward' with Plans

3/21/2016 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0321-rg3-robert-griffin-iii-GETTY-01With Johnny Manziel officially out ... the Cleveland Browns are reportedly "moving forward" with plans to replace him with RG3. 

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson said the team had a "great meeting" with Robert Griffin over the weekend and hailed him as a "tremendous talent and a great young man."

Now, according to Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot, the team is "moving forward on possibly signing [RG3] and that the team is doing its due diligence."

No word on when the deal is expected to be done. 

Good luck. 

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