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NFL Prospect Gareon Conley Boozing at Nightclub Before Alleged Rape

4/26/2017 8:01 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained footage of NFL Draft prospect Gareon Conley partying at a Cleveland nightclub with a bottle of vodka roughly 2 hours before the alleged rape ... an allegation he denies.

The footage was shot at Barley House on April 9 around 1 AM and shows Conley dancing by himself while surrounded by a group of partiers.

We're told the accuser is NOT in the footage.

Conley is wearing sunglasses at the bar -- notable since his accuser claims he refused to take his sunglasses off during the alleged incident a short time later.

Conley's attorney claims he initially met the accuser while leaving the club and they both went back to his hotel room at a nearby Westin.

The accuser claims Conley asked her to join a 4-way sex session with another couple but she refused so he had 1-on-1 sex with her instead. She claims he refused to stop when she told him to.

Conley has adamantly denied the allegations. Witnesses inside the hotel room say Conley never got intimate with her and she made up the allegations out of spite for being kicked out of the room.

The case is still under investigation. No arrests have been made. No charges have been filed.

Louisiana Lafayette Football 13 Players Arrested In Alleged Dorm Room Theft

4/26/2017 7:03 AM PDT
Breaking News

The University of Louisiana Lafayette football program is in full meltdown mode right now after THIRTEEN PLAYERS were arrested Tuesday night in an alleged dorm room theft.

Among the 13 arrested are 8 guys who were projected to be STARTERS this season -- including linebacker Joe Dillon -- who was a freshman All-American last year.

The two guys expected to battle it out for the starting RB job -- Jordan Wright and Trey Ragas --  were also included in the bust.

So, what happened?

Officials say the 13 Ragin' Cajuns players went to a dorm room on April 5 and jacked $2,400 worth of stuff belonging to a student. There's apparently VIDEO of the incident.

All 13 players have been charged with criminal conspiracy to commit felony theft. They've been released from custody.

The school issued a statement saying all of the players have been suspended for a violation of team rules.

ULL opens their season against Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 2. Wanna bet the line's about to change? 

Chris Soules 911 Dispatch 'Bachelor' Fled Tractor Driver Unconscious in Ditch

4/26/2017 6:56 AM PDT

Iowa cops went on a hot pursuit looking for Chris Soules after the 'Bachelor' star fled the scene ... this is how it plays out on the 911 tape.

The dispatcher immediately knew the gravity of the situation after Soules slammed into the back of the John Deere tractor Monday night. You hear the dispatcher say the tractor driver is lying in a ditch unconscious and CPR was already being performed.

It's apparent from the 911 audio ... cops immediately knew the person who fled the scene in someone's red pickup was Soules, and they went on a chase.

As we reported, police did not make contact with Soules until a few hours later, when they found him at his house. It appears they found a container of alcohol in the pickup.

Soules has been charged with the felony of leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

Justin Bieber Former Neighbors Claim Singer Committed Hate Crime Against Jews

4/26/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

10:40 AM PST -- A judge just ruled in favor of JB, saying the anti-Semitic comments hurled during the egging don't qualify as a hate crime against Bieber because he didn't make the comments, his bodyguard did. His attorney, Jeremiah Reynolds, says, "It is unfortunate that the Schwartzs were trying to exploit hate crime laws for personal gain. We are glad the judge denied their motion to plead these claims."Justin Bieber's former neighbors -- the ones whose house he egged -- claim the singer committed a hate crime by hurling anti-Semitic comments their way, but even they admit it was not the Biebs who made the comments.

Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz have gone after Bieber for years after the infamous 2014 egging, for which Bieber was prosecuted. They got $80k from the singer for repairs to their home, but that wasn't enough. Jeffrey claims Bieber ruined his car sales business with all the publicity surrounding the feud.

They filed suit claiming emotional distress and loss of income, but now they've upped the ante by alleging a campaign of terror was waged against them. In the new docs, lawyers for the Schwartzes say, "Threatening a man with body harm while calling him a 'little Jew boy' and intimidating him with 'what are you going to do about it, Jew boy?' is a hate crime."

Bieber's lawyers say it's preposterous. The Schwartzes have admitted in legal docs the statements were allegedly made by Bieber's bodyguard and the singer never uttered such words.

The reason a hate crime is significant ... it ups the stakes in damages they can collect.

Bill Cosby's Daughter Eat Crow, Media ... My Dad's No Rapist!

4/26/2017 7:31 AM PDT
Breaking News

Evin Cosby insists her father is not violent, respects women and absolutely is NOT a rapist -- and she thinks it's time for the media to admit it, now that Bill Cosby's scored a few legal victories.

Cosby's daughter feels there's been a national witch hunt, saying ... "When people are so quick to cast hate and make accusations of horrific violence against my dad, they are callous in their carelessness about the harm they are causing to others."

In a letter to The Hollywood Reporter, Evin continued ... "We are told that we have fundamental rights to be innocent until proven guilty. But, if enough people think you are a bad person, you are branded a bad person and the media just reinforces that."

She feels the justice system is beginning to prove her right. In recent months, 3 accusers' lawsuits for emotional distress were dismissed, and so was a defamation case against him for saying another accuser was lying.

Cosby is still facing the criminal trial for allegedly sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. Still, Evin believes, "He loves and respects women. He is not abusive, violent or a rapist."

She's also supremely confident, adding ... "I am pleased that finally we are seeing the whole picture and seeing cases and claims dismissed from court. I just hope that those who pre-judged my dad are now willing to admit that they were wrong."

Katt Williams Assault with a Deadly Weapon Case Dismissed

4/25/2017 2:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Katt Williams just got a big break -- the result of a plea deal -- his felony assault with a deadly weapon case has been dismissed.

Katt's lawyer, Shawn Holley, was in court Tuesday when the judge threw out the case involving an altercation at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood back in 2014, when Katt drew a gun on a guy after his set. The alleged victim was someone trying to film Katt for a documentary.

Turns out ... the dismissal is tied to a plea deal Katt struck last week, when he pled no contest to robbery in an unrelated case. You may recall ... around the same time as The Comedy Store incident, Katt was in Beverly Hills with Suge Knight when a photog tried taking pics of Suge's son.

Katt grabbed the camera from the photog, then almost immediately handed it over to one of Suge's bodyguards so he could remove the memory card.

The comedian pled no contest to the robbery and received 3 years probation and was ordered to attend 54 weeks of anger management.

So, cases closed.

Malia Obama Fan Who Popped Question Off The Hook in Arrest

4/25/2017 1:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Malia Obama's obsessed fan kept his distance from her, and that's saving his ass from being charged with a crime ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were considering booking Jair Nilton Cardoso for stalking and harassment, but ultimately decided his failed attempts to get close to the former first daughter didn't rise to the level of a crime.

As we reported ... the 30-year-old man was detained after showing up to Malia's Weinstein Company office with a sign that read, "Will you marry me?". We're told cops say Cardoso never posed a verbal or physical threat because he never got any closer than standing outside the office.

We're told Cardoso was taken to a NYC hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Cops Called to Home By Man Claiming Burglary

4/25/2017 12:34 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Maksim Chmerkovskiy got a visit from cops at his house early Tuesday morning thanks to a guy who called claiming he lived there ... and suspected a break-in. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the police were called out to the home of Maksim and his wife, Peta Murgatroyd, around 2 AM after a man phoned in to report a possible burglary.

We're told the man claimed people were in HIS house. When cops arrived the man was outside and Maksim was inside. The 'DWTS' pro showed police proof he's renting the place -- but the man who called cops had no proof he owns it.

Sources tell us cops have gotten this same call before from the same guy. Officers warned him this time he'd be arrested for trespassing if he tried it again, and he left without incident. 

The situation shook up Maksim enough for him to miss an appearance after being eliminated from 'DWTS' Monday night.

Chris Soules Makes Quiet First Impression on Judge

4/25/2017 10:56 AM PDT
Breaking News

Chris Soules was soft-spoken during his first appearance in front of the judge on his case.

Soules was in Buchanan County Court Tuesday morning -- the judge had to instruct him to speak louder, so the court recorder could actually hear him. KWWL was in court for the hearing.

The ex-'Bachelor' star was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

As we reported ... Soules was arrested for driving into the back of a John Deere tractor on the road Monday evening. The tractor flipped over, killing 66-year-old Kenny Mosher ... a local farmer.

Soules posted his $10,000 bond after court and was released. His rep says Chris "was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher passed away. His thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Mosher's family."

Aaron Hernandez Lawyers File Motion to Dismiss Murder Conviction

4/25/2017 11:12 AM PDT
Breaking News

That was quick!

Just days after Aaron Hernandez's death, his legal team has already filed a motion to have his murder conviction officially dismissed ... as part of a Massachusetts law that everyone's talking about.

As we previously reported, Hernandez's team believes that a concept called abatement ab initio requires the court to throw out Hernandez's conviction in the Odin Lloyd case because Aaron died before he could finish the appeal process.

Hernandez's legal team, led by Jose Baez, has now filed to make that happen -- but it won't come without opposition.

The Bristol County D.A.'s office tells TMZ Sports, "We have been reviewing the matter and intend to file an opposition to the defense motion within the next week."

Hernandez died on Wednesday after officials found him hanging in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

NFL Prospect Gareon Conley Accused of Rape ... Denies Allegations

4/25/2017 9:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gareon Conley -- a projected 1st round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft -- has been named in a police report by a woman who claims he raped her in a Cleveland hotel but he adamantly DENIES the allegations.

The 21-year-old was a superstar cornerback at Ohio State University and draft experts say he could be taken as high as #10 in the draft on Thursday.

But according to a police report filed in Cleveland, and obtained by TMZ Sports, a 23-year-old white female told police Conley violated her in a hotel suite bathroom at a Westin hotel on April 9.

According to the report, the accuser says she met Conley in a hotel elevator around 3AM and brought her back to his hotel room. She claims Conley asked her to have a foursome with another friend of his and a woman. The accuser says she declined and offered to watch the other couple have sex in the hotel room bathroom instead.

A short time later, the woman says Conley unbuttoned her pants and began to have sex with her. She claims she said, "No, stop, it hurts!" but he kept going until he finished. She says Conley then kicked her out of the hotel room.

The woman called 911 and described her assailant as a "black male who wouldn't take his sunglasses off and had an Ohio State tattoo on his left forearm."

The woman says she went to a local hospital where a rape kit was administered.

An officer tried to speak with the accuser at the hospital but she refused to do an interview. Instead, she told the cop she wanted to go home and "that her dignity was stripped from her in a matter of minutes." She refused to speak to cops after that.

As for Conley, two of his friends who were in the hotel room were interviewed by police and told cops Conley never hooked up with the woman and that she was just mad that she got kicked out of the room.

One of Conley's friends said the two had been lying on the bed together "but nothing happened."

Conley was not in the room when police arrived and his friends said they did not know where he went. 

Conley's attorney spoke with Cleveland19 and denied the allegations calling the accusations "ludicrous and ridiculous."

Cops are investigating but so far no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.

We spoke with police who tell us the results from the rape kit are not in at this point. The sex crimes unit is now on the case.

10:49 AM PT -- Conley is now tweeting about the case ... kinda.

Conley's college teammate, Marshon Lattimore (who's also an NFL Draft prospect), posted, "So the first thing you say to a girl that you meet in the elevator is let's have a foursome? Lol that doesn't even make sense."

He added, "It's crazy how these females are nowadays, they most definitely prey on you and try to ruin you."

Conley retweeted the post and commented, "Lord knows!"

Marshon added, "We good over here though bro [Gareon Conley] we know the deal!"

Marriott Hotels Robin Hood Confesses to Cyber Attack Public Made Out On My Revenge Plot

4/24/2017 5:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Marriott Hotels 'Robin Hood' now admits he slashed his ex-employers' hotel rates -- to the delight of customers -- purely to get revenge for being unfairly fired ... he claims.

Juan Rodriguez tells TMZ he was happy to help consumers get cheap rates -- some as low as $10 per night -- but he was even happier to screw the assistant general manager who fired him for disappearing from his post at a Fairfield Inn & Suites for 90 minutes.

He claims other employees at the hotel told him the asst. GM was going to make up a story about Rodriguez renting rooms under the table, so he wouldn't be able to collect unemployment.

Rodriguez says that's when he hatched his plan to strike first. He says he connected remotely to Marriott's booking network with a company password that was still active -- and started slashing rates ... knowing his old bosses would have to fix it manually.

"I actually wanted them to work. I also wanted to teach them not to keep your password out there."

As we reported, Rodriguez was busted earlier this month and charged with computer tampering and computer trespass. He says he's confessed to cops, and his attorney is trying to get the charges reduced.

Pacman Jones New Arrest Footage Released 'Keep Yelling and See What Happens'

4/24/2017 2:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained new footage from the night Cincinnati Bengals star Pacman Jones was arrested for assault -- and it shows even MORE of the tense relationship between Pac and the cops.

Police had responded to Hyatt hotel in Cinci after a security guard claimed Pacman had gotten physical with him.

When cops arrived, Jones was being argumentative -- and the lead officer wasn't having it.

Watch the bodycam footage, the officer lets Pacman know right away he has no patience for the NFL star -- "You want to have a conversation? Have a conversation. Quit yelling like a little kid."

Jones' friend tries to talk to the officer and get him to release the NFL star by saying the arrest will hurt Pacman's reputation leading up to a youth football camp.

A short time later, Pacman is put into a squad car -- and that's when we he went crazy on the arresting officer ... wishing death upon him and telling him to, "Suck my d**k."

Jones was charged with assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing police officers. Pacman pled not guilty. He's due back in court May 16.

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