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DeMarco Murray's Ex-Teammate

Arrested for Assault

Allegedly Brutalizes Wife

2/17/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Brennan Clay Arrested

Ex-Oklahoma RB Brennan Clay -- who famously accused ex-OU teammate DeMarco Murray of banging his wife -- was arrested for assault after allegedly terrorizing his spouse ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've learned ... Clay was arrested in Dallas County, TX on January 27th after his estranged wife Gina told cops he kicked down her door and proceeded to beat the crap out of her. 

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Gina claimed Clay threw her on the kitchen counter, dragged her downstairs, dragged her through shrubbery and then began to choke her. 

Gina says he brought her back into the house and "began punching and throwing her around the residence."

Eventually, Gina was able to call police ... and when they arrived, officers noticed her right leg was bleeding with several cuts. They later located Clay in a nearby alley and arrested him for assault. 

Clay filed for divorce a few months ago after accusing Gina of sleeping with Murray ... an allegation that Murray adamantly denied. Clay eventually recanted his accusation and apologized

We reached out to Clay -- but he had no comment. 

NFL's Orlando Scandrick

Shoots Down Wedding In Cowboys Stadium

2/11/2015 6:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

021115_orlando_scandrick_launchDallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick LOVES the team -- but tells us when it comes to his wedding day, he won't be tying the knot in Jerry's World. 

Orlando was out in Hollywood Tuesday night with his reality star GF Draya Michele -- the self-proclaimed "sexiest couple ever" -- when we started talking marriage.  

But when we asked if a 50-yard line ceremony was in their future -- they both shot the idea down hard ... unlike Steelers legend Hines Ward, who recently got married at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. 

For the record, weddings at AT&T Stadium in Dallas are super popular ... and they ain't cheap. 

In fact, we're told it costs $15,000 to rent the field ... PLUS a $50,000 food and beverage minimum. 

One Cowboys source told us when it's all said and done, the average field wedding is about $85,000. 

That's one way for a Cowboys fan to get a ring ... 

NFL's Orlando Scandrick

I'll Never Leave Dallas

I Love Being a Cowboy

2/8/2015 9:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

020815_orlando_scandrick_launchThe NFL is exploding in Europe -- and there could be a team there in the next 5 years ... but not everyone in the league is jumping at the chance to work overseas.

Just ask Dallas Cowboys superstar Orlando Scandrick ... who tells TMZ Sports he loves to travel and vacation in Europe, but if it ever came to working there full time -- it's just not for him.

His reality star GF Draya Michele isn't as opposed to it ... in fact, she was pretty pumped at the thought of moving to Paris or Milan!

But Scandrick says if it were up to him, he'd spend the rest of his career in Big D -- telling us he loves everything about the city ... from the fans to the ownership. 

Probably shouldn't have to worry about it too much ... he's in the middle of a fat contract that will take him all the way 'til 2018.

NFL's Joseph Randle

He Tried to Bribe Me Into Abortion

... Baby Mama Says

2/8/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0204-joseph-randle-getty-02Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle tried to pay his baby mama $20k to abort their child ... but she turned him down ... so says Randle's ex who's now going after the NFL player for child support. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... Dalia Jacobs has filed court docs in Kansas demanding Randle fork over more than $5k-per-month to help pay for their 1-year-old son. 

Jacobs says Randle has barely been involved in the kid's life ... and made it clear from the start he was not supportive of the pregnancy. 

"When she told him she was pregnant, he offered her $5,000 ... then $10,000 ... followed by $20,000 to have the child aborted," Dalia's attorney Charlie O'Hara tells TMZ Sports. 

Dalia obviously rejected the offer ... and says their relationship has a been a nightmare ever since. 

In fact, it was Dalia who called police from a hotel in Wichita last weekend claiming Randle had a gun and was in fear for her life. Randle was arrested for marijuana possession (that charge has since been dropped) but cops are still investigating the allegations of domestic violence. 

We reached out to Randle and his reps multiple times for comment -- Randle's lawyer reiterated that the NFL player did nothing wrong during the hotel incident, but had no comment on the child support issues.

'Basketball Wives' Star

Gunning for NFL Boyfriend

To Model Bathing Suits

2/6/2015 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

020615_draya_michelle_launchCould Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick become a bathing suit model??? 

The answer is "yes" if it's up to his reality star girlfriend Draya Michele ... who tells TMZ Sports she's planning on launching a men's swimsuit line -- and only has ONE guy on her mind when it comes to modeling her stuff. 

There's just one problem ... Draya knows Orlando ain't too keen when it comes to off-the-field publicity -- but the "Basketball Wives" star (and fashion designer) says she can be pretty convincing when she wants to be.

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Emmitt Smith

Alleged Cement Shenanigans

Paves Way for Lawsuit

2/5/2015 7:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Emmitt Smith's accused of being a total asphalt -- and screwing a concrete supply company out of nearly $50k worth of cement ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports.  

Smith -- besides being a NFL legend -- is also the head of Emmitt Smith Enterprises which is the parent company to EJ Smith Supply ... a construction company based in Dallas. 

But according to a new lawsuit, EJ Smith ordered $46,448.65 in product from Redi-Mix Concrete last summer -- and never forked over the cash. 

Now Redi-Mix is going after the dough ... and they've personally named Emmitt in the lawsuit ... as well as EJ Smith Supply. 

We reached out to #22 for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Dallas Cowboys RB

ARRESTED FOR WEED

Baby Mama Claims He Had Gun

2/4/2015 8:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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9:14 AM PT -- Cops tell TMZ Sports ... the woman who initially called police claimed Randle had a gun in the hotel room and was "being out of control."

However, when cops got to the scene ... we're told no gun was found. 

As for the woman, we're told she did not have any injuries -- and Randle was not arrested for any kind of assault. 

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Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested in Kansas Wednesday morning ... after cops say the 23-year-old had weed in his hotel room. 

FYI -- Randle is the same guy who was busted for stealing underwear and cologne from a Dallas department store a few months ago. 

According to law enforcement, cops were called to a hotel in Wichita after the mother of Randle's child called police around 3AM to report a domestic incident between them. 

When cops arrived, they found weed -- and popped Randle for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Story developing ...

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Travis Tritt

I'm Still Pissed at the Cowboys

They Screwed Over a Legend

1/27/2015 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
012715_travis_tritt_launchTalk about holding a grudge ... country music superstar Travis Tritt says he REFUSES to root for the Dallas Cowboys ever again -- all because of something that went down 26 years ago.  

Tritt was leaving Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills Monday night when he told us he's still bitter at Jerry Jones for the way he axed legendary head coach Tom Landry back in 1989. 

FYI -- Jones had JUST bought the team when he rushed in and blew out the entire Cowboys coaching staff ... a move Landry (and scores of Dallas fans) felt was completely disrespectful. 

Tritt says he never got over it ... and btw, neither did Landry -- who rooted for the rival NY Giants until his death in 2000.

DeMarco Murray

Engaged To Soap Actress

1/20/2015 9:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0120-heidi-instagramWho says the Cowboys can't close? 

DeMarco Murray just popped the question to his longtime GF Heidi Mueller ... and good news for the running back, she said 'Yes.'

Mueller famously portrayed Kay Bennett Crane on "Passions."

DeMarco and Heidi have a daughter together. 

It's the first in a series of big moves for the Dallas star -- who's set to become an unrestricted free agent in a couple of weeks and may have to leave Big D if the Cowboys don't come up with a big contract offer. 

But until then ... CONGRATS!

Deion Sanders

Dez Bryant Rule Is Dumb

NFL Needs to Change It!!!

1/13/2015 7:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders says he's still upset about Dez Bryant's controversial non-catch ... saying it was the right call under the current rules -- BUT THE RULE NEEDS TO CHANGE!!! 

"[The NFL needs] to evaluate the rules and change the rules in the offseason," Sanders says. 

"I don't like it. I don't agree with it." 

The best part -- the photog tells Sanders he saw him make a bunch of catches like that back in the day, but the refs never called 'em back.

Deion's response ... classic.   

Ex-NFL Star Greg Ellis

I'm a Hollywood Producer Now

Casts Big Stars On 1st Movie

1/10/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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He dominated on defense for the Dallas Cowboys ... but now former Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Ellis is quarterbacking his first Hollywood feature film -- and he's got some pretty big stars on board. 

TMZ Sports has learned Ellis -- who made millions during his 11-year NFL career -- is the executive producer on a movie called "Carter High" ... starring Vivica A. Fox, Charles S. Dutton and David Banner



The movie is based on the real life 1988 Carter High School football team -- a team that was rocked by scandal following allegations of players committing armed robbery and cheating in the classroom. 

"As the executive producer, my role was to fill in wherever was needed. I tried to make sure everything flowed," Ellis says. 

Ellis says his team reached out to former NFL star Jessie Armstead -- who was on the '88 Carter team -- and got him to participate in the movie, which Greg hopes to release around Thanksgiving. 

"This is something I'd like to continue to do," Greg says about his new career ... "It's a lot of work but I like to inspire and shock people. Movies can make a huge impact on lives. 

Fun Fact -- the '88 Carter squad was the team that beat Odessa Permian in H.G. Bissinger's non-fiction book, "Friday Night Lights."

Jerry Jones

Unintentional Chris Christie Fat Joke

1/9/2015 7:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones just appeared on "Mike & Mike" on ESPN radio and told the guys he's got two seats for Chris Christie to attend the game this weekend in Green Bay. 

Hopefully, he'll get a third seat ... so Chris can bring a guest.

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Sen. Marco Rubio

Chris Christie's In a Lose-Lose Situation

... With Dallas Cowboys

1/9/2015 6:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
010815_marco_rubio_launch_v3Chris Christie got himself into one of those "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situations with the Dallas Cowboys ... so says Sen. Marco Rubio who tells TMZ Sports this won't end well for the NJ Gov. 

As everyone sits and waits to see if Christie once again joins Jerry Jones in the owner's box when the team takes on the Green Bay Packers this weekend ... Rubio says, "He can't win either way."

Check out the video for Marco's explanation.

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