For a guy who's usually dishing out the hits, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick took a pretty big one on his Hollywood Hills mansion ... selling the place for roughly $700k less than he wanted.
Scandrick originally listed the 3,300 square foot home last year fro $2.85 million -- but when no one bit for that price, he chopped it down ... and eventually let it go for $2.1 mil.
Scandrick bought the place back in 2011 right after signing a huge $27 million contract with Dallas ... and we can see why -- the place is pimp ... with sick views and sunken spa and retractable glass walls.
Recently Scandrick broke up with his reality star girlfriend Draya Michele (from "Basketball Wives: LA") -- maybe he was just looking to move on, asap.
Kickin' It During Back Rehab
... On The Soccer Field!!
7/5/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The video speaks for itself -- Romo looks perfectly healthy and even a little quick out on the pitch, making some nice passes and firing a shot just wide of the goal.
FYI -- Tony's team won, which can only mean one thing ... It wasn't the playoffs.
Ex-Cowboys Star Arrested
'Mental Detention and Observation'
6/16/2014 11:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Marion Barber III -- former Dallas Cowboys running back -- was arrested in Texas yesterday ... TMZ Sports has confirmed.
According to police records, Barber was arrested just after 8PM on Sunday night -- and he's being held for "mental detention and observation."
So far, it's unclear exactly why Barber was arrested. We're workin' on it.
31-year-old Barber played in the league from 2005 to 2011 -- all but one year with the Cowboys. He spent his final season with the Chicago Bears ... and retired in 2012.
Jason Garrett and Tony Romo
Hate + Hate =
3/9/2014 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The only way Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and quarterback Tony Romo could become more hated by sports fans is if they ... oh, we don't know ... threw on a couple of Duke shirts and went to last night's Duke/North Carolina game.
Oh, would you look at that.
The only people who don't find this photo offensive are Yankees fans, Heat fans, Notre Dame fans and anyone who roots for King Joffrey Baratheon on "Game of Thrones," the Yellow King on "True Detective," and the zombies on "Walking Dead."
For what it's worth ... despite being cursed by the presence of Garrett and Romo, Duke beat UNC 93-81.
Dallas Cowboys Star to GF
I'll Pay You DOUBLE
to Quit 'Basketball Wives'
2/27/2014 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Draya Michele says her NFL star boyfriend ain't a fan of the VH1 show -- and he hates it so much, he offered to pay her TWICE HER SALARY to quit.
Draya -- who's dating Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick -- dropped the bombshell on Big Boy's Neighborhood show on L.A.'s Power 106 this week ... admitting the reality show has been "really hard on my boyfriend."
"We watch it together and he’s came to the point already. It’s been episode one, we saw 60 minutes of what is going to be going on for 12 weeks and he’s like ‘You know what? I don’t think you should do this next year How much are they paying you again? I’ll pay you double to sit your ass on the couch.'"
It seems Draya not only turned down the offer ... but said she hopes to have her own reality show in the future.
I Want to Be a Cowboy for Life
2/2/2014 9:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dez Bryant tells TMZ Sports ... he would NEVER consider playing for another team in the NFC East -- because he wants to spend the rest of his NFL career on the Dallas Cowboys!!!
The wide receiver was ballin' it up at the Gridiron Celebrity Hoops charity event in Harlem yesterday when he told us straight up ... he doesn't even WANNA THINK about playing for another squad.
"I don't even think about leaving Dallas ... I'm Dallas forever. It's gonna stay that way."
We also asked him to name the best owner in the NFL -- let's just say he gave the right answer if he wants to stay in Big D.
Cowboys Will Win the Super Bowl
(Update: No They Won't)
1/24/2014 7:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
NBA star Kenyon Martin has picked a longshot to win the Super Bowl ... a reaaaaal longshot.
Martin was leaving a shoe store in Harlem last night when we asked for his pick to win the big game -- his answer? THE COWBOYS!!!
Obviously, there's a bit of a problem with that pick ... since, you know, they're not exactly playing.
But hey, ya gotta respect the enthusiasm.
Calls Off Engagement
With NFL Boyfriend
11/22/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Eat your vitamins and say your prayers brothers ... 'cause TMZ has learned Brooke Hogan is officially single again.
Sources close to Brooke tell us Hulk's daughter ended her engagement to Dallas Cowboys center Phil Costa a few weeks ago ... after he proposed in Vegas back in June.
We're told Brooke realized things had moved way too fast, too soon ... so she decided to call it quits and focus on her music -- before making things official forever.
Our sources say Hogan recently moved back to L.A. to put the finishing touches on her new album ... and she wanted to be closer to Momma Hogan.
Brooke posted this ringless photo a few days ago.
Looks like she won't have much trouble finding a rebound dude.
'Basketball Wives' Star
11/13/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives LA" star Draya Michele has had just about her fill of the show -- after cast tensions culminated in an all-out brawl last month inside an L.A. nightclub, leaving one girl with a black eye.
Sources close to production tell us, the fight broke out after co-star Sundy Carter badmouthed Draya's new boyfriend Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick -- and Draya snapped.
We're told it got so bad, the girls had to be physically pulled apart, and Sundy walked away with a black eye.
We're told the trash talking has been a huge issue the last few weeks, with cast members maligning Scandrick, basically calling him a philandering scumbag ... among other things .. and Draya simply reached a breaking point.
It's unclear if it's related to the fight, but we're told Draya bailed on the cast trip to Paris last week, where they were supposed to film the finale.
Sounds like trouble in paradise. Calls to Draya and VH1 were not returned.
NFL Star Major Wright
Sued Over Giant African
10/10/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NFL star Major Wright just got into serious heat over his side hustle -- AFRICAN DIAMONDS -- and now he's being chased down by a couple of scary loan sharks.
Here's the short of it ... when he's not playing ball, Wright operates a diamond trading company called TDW Diamonds, and allegedly borrowed $75,000 last year in order to purchase raw South African diamonds (ranging from 21-31.5 carats).
Problem is ... the lenders are saying they still haven't been repaid, and the interest rate is borderline mafia-level.
According to their lawsuit, lenders Jimmy Michel and Marc Geffrard claim Wright promised to repay the loan PLUS 100% interest by March 2012 ... a total of $150,000 ... but that never happened.
It's now been more than a year and Michel and Geffrard say they still haven't been paid. They're suing for the full $150,000 plus even more interest.
P.S. -- the loan sharks are gonna get screwed because under Florida law, if anyone charges more than 18 percent on a loan, they forfeit their right to collect any interest at all. So, by (allegedly) signing a dumb contract, the two footballers may have outsmarted the sharks in the end.
Calls to Wright weren't returned.
Drops Millions On 2nd Home In 3 Months
10/7/2013 1:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman needs just one more home in Dallas ... then he'll have one for each of his Super Bowl trophies ... cuz dude just dropped millions on ANOTHER swanky new mansion ... TMZ has learned.
The Fox Sports commentator paid $4.3 million for a 5-bedroom red brick home overlooking Turtle Creek Lake in the Highland Park area. One of the main selling points -- according to the listing -- DUCKS in the backyard. Obviously he's never had ducks in the backyard ... because they crap everywhere.
The neighborhood must be great ... because this is the 2nd crib he's bought there in the last 3 months --- in July, Aikman spent $4.25 million for a 10,000 sq. foot house not far away.
We're no mathematicians ... but that's almost $9 million dollars in new real estate. Money shouldn't be an issue, though -- Aikman made more than $11 mil on the sale of his last home 2 years ago.
Cowboys Players Sued
Our Son Almost Drowned
And It's Your Fault
9/24/2013 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Three Dallas Cowboys stars are personally responsible for a boy nearly drowning at a football camp this summer -- at least according to the kid's parents who are now suing for at least a MILLION BUCKS.
The parents of 13-year-old James Jackson Jr. filed the suit against Miles Austin, Anthony Spencer, and Brandon Carr ... claiming it's their fault James nearly drowned during a football camp held at the University of North Texas, and bearing Spencer's name.
The boy reportedly sank to the bottom of a pool -- while there were roughly 125 other kids in the water -- and had to be pulled out, given CPR, and taken to a nearby hospital.
Now his parents are pointing the finger at the players and the company that organized the camp -- claiming it was their responsibility to hire better lifeguards, and make sure the pool was safe for swimmers.
The lawsuit doesn't specify the boy's injuries, but says he suffered mental anguish, disfigurement, and physical impairment.
We called Cowboys HQ for comment ... so far, no word back.
Harvey Levin Picks NFL Winner
'Football Is a Theatrical Sport'
9/8/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's that time of the year ... THE NFL IS BACK ... which means it's time for our resident sports expert Harvey Levin to start picking winners!!!!
First up, The New York Giants vs. the Dallas Cowboys!!!
And heeeeeeeeere we go!!
Evan: Who ya got ... New York or Dallas?
Harvey: Wait, the Giants or the Jets?
Evan: I already told you the Giants
Harvey: Oh right. Well, given that it's the Giants I'm definitely going with the Giants.
Harvey: Because I think Steve Tisch is awesome and I think the fact that he has 2 Super Bowl rings makes me as confident as Sully flying an airplane ... and I loved 'Forrest Gump.'
Evan: But Jerry Jones has 3 Super Bowl rings
Harvey: But he doesn't have an Oscar ... and that's gotta count for something.
Evan: In football?
Harvey: Sure. Football is a theatrical sport. Just watch what they do in the endzone.
Harvey: I like 'em both ... but I gotta go with Eli because he's got such pressure now to do well because of what his brother did on Thursday. Not that he's gonna get 7 tds, but I could see 4.
Evan: What about Romo?
Harvey: He's good too.