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Brittney Griner & Fiancee

WE'RE NOT BREAKING UP ...

After Dom. Violence Arrests

4/23/2015 3:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0423_Brittney-Griner_glory_johnson_gettyWNBA superstar Brittney Griner says her engagement to Glory Johnson is STILL ON ... despite their domestic violence arrests this morning ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Griner's attorney David Michael Cantor tells us ... "The last few months have been an extremely stressful time for Brittney and Glory. They will continue to work through these hardships together."

As we previously reported, both Griner and Johnson -- who's also in the WNBA -- were arrested for assault in Arizona this week after cops say they attacked each other during a heated argument. 

The couple has been engaged since last year and are scheduled to get married on May 8th. 

Griner's attorney did not say if the two will be pushing back the wedding date in light of the arrests -- but says the two are determined to "handle this family matter."

Cantor adds, "Glory and Brittney sincerely apologize for the distraction this has caused their families, respective teams, the WNBA, sponsors and fans."

WNBA's Brittney Griner & Fiancee

Arrested for Assault

Allegedly Attacked Each Other [Update]

4/23/2015 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar9:06 AM PT -- According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Brittney told cops the two had been fighting for days and were having serious "relationship issues."

As for the specific incident, cops say there were several people at the home when Brit and Glory began to argue -- and the fight turned physical. 

Cops say Brittney admitted to throwing a dog bowl at the wall -- and then the two began fighting.

Glory's sister eventually called police because people "couldn't get them pulled apart" and she didn't want anyone to get hurt.

When cops arrived, officers say Brittney had several cuts -- and a bite wound. Glory was bleeding from the lip.

The WNBA says it's actively investigating the incident. update-grey-gray-barWNBA superstar Brittney Griner -- and her WNBA star fiancee Glory Johnson -- were both arrested for allegedly attacking each other in Phoenix yesterday ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called to Griner's home around 4:30 PM on Wednesday -- after receiving a call about a domestic dispute between the two women. 

When cops arrived, we're told officers observed "minor physical injuries" on both Brittney and Glory. 

Both women were arrested and booked by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for assault and disorderly conduct. Griner and Johnson were released around 4 AM on Thursday. 

Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury.

The two got engaged last August and had been planning to get married next month in Phoenix. No word if the wedding is still on. 

Glory and Brittney had been gushing about each other on social media in the days before the arrest.

In fact, Brit posted a pic of the two kissing on Tuesday with the caption: "EveryDay Every Second! I fall for you like I fell way back before I had the nerves to even approach you! My Queen My Rock My Universe!"

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Dallas Cowboys' Greg Hardy

Suspended by NFL

For Domestic Violence

4/22/2015 1:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0422-greg-hardy-getty-01Dallas Cowboys' defensive end Greg Hardy just got hit with a tough penalty -- he's benched for 10 games without pay, after the NFL determined he brutalized his ex-girlfriend.

A 2-month NFL investigation determined Hardy attacked Nicole Holder 4 times. They concluded in May 2014, he:

-- used physical force that landed her in a bathtub

-- used physical force that landed her on a futon that was covered with 4 semi-automatic rifles

-- grabbed her by the neck, leaving visible marks

-- shoved her against a wall

Hardy, who was playing for the Carolina Panthers at the time, had been convicted of assault, appealed and had an automatic right to a new trial. But the second time around Holder refused to cooperate and the charges were dropped.

The Panthers deactivated Hardy in September, shortly after the Ray Rice graphic video surfaced, and Dallas picked him up last month.

It's one of the harshest punishment meted out by the NFL for domestic violence.

'Love & Hip Hop: NY' Star

GUILTY of Slinging Coke & Heroin

Off to Prison After Wedding

4/22/2015 10:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0422-mendeeces-lhh-instagram'Love & Hip Hop' couple Mendeecees Harris and Yandy Smith might be honeymooning in a federal prison ... because the groom just plead guilty to running a drug ring in upstate NY. 

Harris struck a plea deal in the case, and will now face 5 to 40 years in the federal pen, and/or a fine of $5 million. The feds nailed him for a drug trafficking operation that shipped cocaine and heroin to Rochester for 7 years. 

Harris will remain free on bail until his sentencing in August -- good thing for him ... since he and Yandy are getting married next month on "Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding." By the way, he also has to surrender all his paychecks from 'LHH.' 

The only good news for Yandy -- when her hubby gets locked up ... she'll get back most of the $200k she put up for his bail when he originally got busted last year.

Robbie Knievel

Busted For DUI

After 4-Car Wreck

4/22/2015 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Robbie Knievel DUIRobbie Knievel has said he's a frickin' drinking, driving daredevil ... and cops believe he's stayed true to his word -- he's been busted for a felony DUI.

According to law enforcement ... Knievel -- the son of the legendary Evel Knievel -- caused a brutal 4-car pile up on a Montana road and fled the scene Tuesday night after blazing around drunk as a skunk ... no injuries were reported.

Knievel was rounded up by cops within a block of the crash standing outside his vehicle and allegedly smelling like booze but he refused the breathalyzer and they hauled him in for a blood test.

As you may recall ... Robbie was busted back in 2013 for blowing 3x the legal limit in South Dakota and came on TMZ Live, unapologetically admitting he was a full-blown alcoholic.

As of Wednesday morning he was still in police custody.


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Odin Lloyd's Mom

Re-Files Wrongful Death Suit

Against Hernandez AND Patriots

4/22/2015 7:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Odin Lloyd's mother is moving forward with a wrongful death lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez AND the New England Patriots ... hoping to collect on the MILLIONS she claims the team was supposed to pay the former tight end. 

Ursula Ward has re-filed docs in state court in Massachusetts that she originally filed back in 2013 ... claiming Hernandez should be held financially liable for the wrongful death of her son.  

Of course, Hernandez was convicted of Lloyd's murder -- so, Ward has a pretty solid case against Aaron. 

But in the suit, Ward also names the New England Patriots as "reach and apply defendants" -- meaning that if she wins ... she wants to be able to collect her judgment from the Pats. 

Now, this is important because Ward claims that Hernandez has a right to collect $3.25 million of a signing bonus that she claims was due back in March 2014. 

Ward does not specify how much she's demanding from Hernandez. 

Aaron Hernandez

Victim's Mom Mulling Lawsuit

... Over Son's Murder

4/22/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0421-ursula-lloyd-GETTY-01Odin Lloyd's mother tells TMZ Sports ... she's still deciding whether or not she will file a wrongful death lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez ... a lawsuit that could potentially be worth MILLIONS of dollars.

With Hernandez having been convicted of murdering the former semi-pro football player, the odds are extremely good that Lloyd's family would win a civil case against him. 

And since Hernandez was an NFL star who made MILLIONS during his brief career ... there's real money on the line. 

But when we spoke with Ursula Ward this week, she told us she had not made up her mind about whether she will go through with the lawsuit. 

Ward wouldn't explain why she's on the fence -- but sometimes, grieving families would rather move on with their lives instead of reliving the nightmare in another high profile case ... no matter how much money is at stake. 

Detroit Lions Rodney Austin

Accused of Assaulting Woman and a Baby

4/21/2015 10:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0421-rodney-austin-ap-02The Detroit Lions cut offensive lineman Rodney Austin on the heels of his arrest for assaulting a woman and a baby.

According to the police report ... Austin shoved Yvonne Gill-Sadler on April 5th around 2 AM during a dispute in her Charlotte, NC apartment -- and when she went down she was holding a female infant ... less than a year old.

The report also says Austin prevented Gill-Sadler from calling 911 by stealing her phone. The baby and Gill-Sadler were uninjured ... according to cops. 

Austin was arrested on April 17 and booked for assault, larceny, child abuse and interfering with emergency communication. 

Austin, a backup player for the Lions ... was cut from the team Tuesday morning. 

Warren Sapp's Escorts

He Tackled Us

... After Naked Altercation

4/21/2015 6:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The two escorts in Warren Sapp's hotel room told police ... it wasn't just a big 'ol naked dance party -- Warren was aggressive and violent ... and TACKLED the girls when they tried to leave. 

TMZ Sports obtained footage of the two escorts -- Britney Osbourne and Quying Boyd -- speaking with police moments after cops arrived to Sapp's hotel in Phoenix on Feb. 2nd. 

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Both women told cops they tried to leave the hotel room after a dispute over money -- but Sapp flipped out ... with Boyd saying, "He tackled us together. That's why my leg hurts."

Sapp denied "laying a hand" on either woman -- though he does acknowledge there was a dispute. 

Warren was later charged with two counts of assault and one count of soliciting prostitution. If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail.

Jarret Stoll Arrest

Busted Smuggling 8-Ball

... In Board Shorts

4/20/2015 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NHL star Jarret Stoll tried to smuggle an 8-ball of cocaine and 8 grams of Molly into a Vegas pool party ... by hiding them in his board shorts ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports

The L.A. Kings player was busted around 4:30 PM on Friday while going through the security area -- that EVERYONE goes through -- on the way in to the Wet Republic pool party at the MGM Grand. 

Despite the sign CLEARLY warning people that they will be patted down on the way inside, Stoll took his chances ... and a Wet Republic security guard found a pink baggie with white powder and numerous "gel-caps" with an off-white powder inside consistent with the drug "Molly." 

According to the police report ... when asked if the powder inside the baggie was coke, Stoll said, "Yes."

Cops say Stoll had 3.3 grams of coke ... and 8.1 grams of Molly. 

Stoll -- who's famously dating "Dancing with the Stars" co-host Erin Andrews -- was transported to a nearby jail ... where he was booked for drug possession

He was eventually released after posting $5,000 bond. 

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Migos Drug Bust

And Then There Was One ...

Held Without Bail

4/20/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0420-migos-mug-shots-FACEBOOK-02Migos' latest performance was in front of a judge Monday morning -- and while 2 members of the rap trio can now be sprung ... another will stay behind bars after their weekend drug bust.

Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset were in a Georgia courtroom for their bail hearing. The judge set Quavo and Takeoff's bond at $10,000 each ... although neither has posted the amount yet.

Offset is a convicted felon, and the judge denied his release due to his prior issues. 

TMZ broke the story ... cops yanked Migos off stage during their performance at Georgia Southern University Saturday night. All 3 were booked for felony drug possesion, felony possession of loaded guns, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Calls to the group's rep have not been returned.

Migos

Concertus Interruptus ...

Drug Bust Goes Down During Show

4/18/2015 11:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

A Migos concert was cut short Saturday night in Georgia when police showed up and arrested all 3 members of the group ... for felony drug possession.

The "Versace" rappers were performing at Georgia Southern University's Spring Bling concert when a stage manager told the DJ to cut the music because cops had shown up ... according to eyewitnesses. 

We're told all 3 members of Migos left the stage -- along with a posse that was at least 15 deep -- and they were all questioned by cops ... before getting hauled off to jail.

All 3 members of Migos -- Quavo, Offset and Takeoff -- got popped for felony possession of a schedule 2 narcotic (which could be cocaine, Oxycontin or codeine).  They were were also arrested for carrying a loaded gun on school property, also a felony, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.  

We've called the group's rep ... but so far no word back.

NHL's Jarret Stoll

Erin Andrews' BF

Busted for Coke & Ecstasy

4/17/2015 9:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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L.A. Kings superstar Jarret Stoll -- boyfriend of Erin Andrews -- was arrested in Vegas on suspicion on drug possession ... for allegedly bringing cocaine and ecstasy to a Vegas pool party.

According to local reports, 32-year-old Stoll was busted Friday at the Wet Republic pool party at the MGM Grand.

Stoll was reportedly taken into custody by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. Unclear if Andrews was with him at the time.

Stoll was taken to Clark County Detention Center -- where he was booked. He was released on a $5,000 bail.

Stoll was clearly in Vegas to unwind after the Kings were eliminated from contention from the NHL playoffs. 

The Kings have issued a statement saying, "We are aware of police reports out of Clark County, Nevada regarding Jarret Stoll."

"Our organization is concerned and has begun conducting a thorough internal investigation. While we continue to actively gather facts, we are withholding further comment at this time."

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