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Broncos' Paxton Lynch 100 Friends, Family In Attendance ... For NFL Debut

10/3/2016 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1003_Paxton-Lynch_GETTYHow's this for fate ...

When Paxton Lynch was called off the Broncos bench to make his unexpected NFL debut this weekend, 100 of his closest friends and family members just happened to be in the stands. 

Here's the deal ... the Broncos were playing in Tampa Bay -- about 90 minutes from where the Denver rookie went to high school. 

100 of the QB's closest friends and family decided to buy tickets to the game to support their boy -- knowing he's the 2nd string QB behind Trevor Siemian ... who's been on fire lately. 

Fast forward to the 2nd quarter -- Siemian goes down, Paxton goes in and balls out -- 14 of 24 for 170 yards and a TD ... and his cheering section LOVED IT!!! 

"We weren't even expecting him to play," Paxton's mother, Stacie, tells us ... "We just went to show support, and were lucky enough to see him get some action."

"He was excited everyone was able to come!" 

We also spoke with Lynch's high school coach, Allen Johnson, who says he wasn't surprised by Paxton's performance -- he'd been preparing like crazy for that moment. 

"I talked to him after the game yesterday briefly," Johnson said ... "He said he’s going to be there for the team and not be the reason why they don’t make it back to the Super Bowl."

Moving forward, Siemian is expected to start next week ... but both Lynch's mom and ex-coach say he'll be ready to go if need be. 

Broncos' Brandon Marshall Kaepernick's Protest Is 'Beautiful' ... He Inspired Me

9/9/2016 11:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Denver Broncos star Brandon Marshall says Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem protest is a "beautiful thing" ... and his old college teammate inspired him to follow suit Thursday night.

"I thought about it and I felt like this was the right thing to do," the linebacker told "The Jason Smith" show on FOX Sports Radio. 

0909-bradon-marhsall-usatsi-01"I feel like what Kaepernick started, it’s a beautiful thing. A lot of people won’t agree with me, but I feel like it’s a beautiful thing."

(FYI, Kaep and Marshall played together at the University of Nevada.)

"And I won’t just take knees, and that’s why I decided to donate an undisclosed amount to different programs that support the vets, ‘cause, you know, it’s tough for them in this country."

"We send them off to war and they come back and it’s like they don’t get a lot of help. It’s tough for my uncle that’s a vet and family members. So I think this will spark some conversation and help to spark some more change."

There's more ... Marshall says he only told ONE teammate about his plans to protest before the Broncos vs. Panthers game ... tight end Virgil Green

"He told me, 'Look man, just be prepared for all that entails. They’re gonna ask you some tough questions. Just be prepared to answer them.'"

"I told him, ‘Look man, I’m gonna be ready because I thought long and hard about it. And the people that love me are going to support me and I definitely appreciate that.'"

Broncos Brandon Marshall Pulls a Kaepernick In NFL Kickoff Game

9/8/2016 5:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0909-bradon-marhsall-usatsi-01Ladies and gentlemen, meet your first regular season National Anthem protester ... Brandon Marshall of the Broncos.

The Super Bowl champs' star linebacker followed Colin Kaepernick's lead and took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner Thursday night in Denver during the league's kickoff game.

The Broncos almost immediately released a statement, saying ... “While we encourage members of our organization to stand during the National Anthem, we understand and respect it being a personal decision.”

As we've reported ... Kaepernick's movement has been spreading.

It's just the first game. Sunday should be interesting.

Denver Broncos Corner New Season, New Grill ... Check Out My Diamond Smile!!

9/5/2016 1:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902_Bradley-Roby_diamond_grill_gettyVon Miller may have started an expensive new trend on the Denver Broncos defense ... 'cause one of his teammates just got himself a brand new diamond grill ... and TMZ Sports has the pics. 

You already know ... Von spent roughly $100k on insane mouth jewelry this off-season ... and now we've learned cornerback Bradley Roby got himself a shiny new piece as well. 

We spoke with Scott Spira at Cooka T Grillz who says Roby wanted something special to kick off the 2016 NFL season ... so he hooked him up with a 14 karat white gold piece with 220 diamonds in it.

The Denver Broncos ... diamonds in their mouths ... and on their fingers. 



Aqib Talib Shooting Case The Bloody Strip Club Photos

8/10/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0809_aqib_talib_Shooting_scene_police_photos_launchTMZ Sports has obtained photos from inside the Dallas strip club where Denver Broncos star Aqib Talib may or may not have been shot back in June ... and it's a bloody mess.

Talib was shot on June 5th -- and even though he told police it happened at a nearby park, at least one official police document (obtained by TMZ Sports) lists the "offense location" as V Live strip club.

The photos show trails of blood inside and outside of the club -- along with shattered glass, knocked over furniture and shell casings on the ground. 

Cops say at least two other men were shot inside the club that night -- and one of the victims claimed the shooter was a "black male in a white shirt [who] pulled out a handgun and began to fire into the crowd." 

The two men (not Talib) were photographed in the hospital by law enforcement that night to document their injuries.

There are reports Talib accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to pull out his gun -- but Talib has neither confirmed nor denied that.

So far, no arrests have been made.


Demaryius Thomas Thanks, Prez Obama! For Cutting Grandma's Drug Sentence

8/3/2016 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0803_demaryius-thomas_gettyPresident Obama is now officially the hero of Demaryius Thomas' family after cutting the wide receiver's grandmother a huge break on her life sentence.

Minnie Pearl Thomas is one of the 214 prisoners who got their prison sentences commuted by the Prez on Wednesday. Minnie got sentenced to life in prison in 2000 for running a cocaine distribution ring, but now she's set to be released Dec. 1 ... thanks to Obama.

Demaryius said this "Couldn't be a better day" ... as he gave the President a shout-out for giving families like his "second chances."

The Broncos star already saw his mother get her drug sentence commuted in 2015. She famously attended one of Demaryius' football games for the first time last season.

Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders Von Miller Got BIG MONEY 'Hopefully I'm Next!'

7/18/2016 6:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has a message for John Elway -- SHOW ME THE MONEY, TOO!!!! 

This video is awesome ... Sanders was leaving Bootsy Bellows nightclub in L.A. (sportin' some very expensive jewelry) when we asked what he thought of his teammate Von Miller signing that MASSIVE $115 million contract! 

"BIG MONEEEYYYY ... I LIKE IT," Sanders enthusiastically said while flashing a wad of cash ... "Hopefully, I'm next!" 

The 29-year-old is reportedly next in line to sign a big contract with Denver -- and could fetch somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 MIL per season. 


Von Miller I'm a Denver Bronco for Life ... After Striking Huge Deal

7/15/2016 11:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0715_von_miller_instagramPeyton Manning said it would happen ... and now it's official -- Von Miller has signed a new deal with the Broncos and says he'll bleed orange and blue for life. 

The Super Bowl hero reportedly agreed to a 6-year $114 million contract with $70 MILLION guaranteed in the first 2 years. 

Miller went to Instagram to celebrate -- posting a pic with a caption that read, "FOR LIFE."


NFL's Emmanuel Sanders I Never Take Off My Super Bowl Ring Not Even When I ...

7/14/2016 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He may not be married, but Emmanuel Sanders says he has a "Til Death Do Us Part" relationship with a ring ... the one he got after the Super Bowl ... 'cause he NEVER takes it off. 

The Denver Broncos wide receiver hit 1 OAK in Hollywood after the ESPYs -- wearing his precious -- when we asked if he got Peyton Manning a retirement gift. 

"No, but I did get him a Super Bowl ring!" 

Check out the clip -- Sanders says the Broncos got insurance for the ring in case he loses it, but he's not worried ... 'cause it ain't coming off his finger, EVER! 

Peyton Manning My Neck Feels GREAT But I Ain't Coming Back

7/10/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Good news Broncos fans ... Peyton Manning says his neck is 100% healthy!!!

Bad news Broncos fans ... Peyton Manning says there's NO WAY IN HELL he's coming back to the NFL despite the aforementioned good news.

We got Peyton at LaGuardia airport in NYC earlier this week ... and chopped it up with the future Hall of Famer about the state of Manning ... and he told us it's ALL GOOD.

The clip is pretty freakin' awesome ... Manning also gives us the goods on his favorite topping on a pizza, and his standing in the town of Omaha, but when we ask if he's ever strapping it on again he couldn't have been more firm.

"I'm out of eligibility, I'm expired."

Rest easy, Mark Sanchez.

Peyton Manning 'I Think Von Miller Will Re-Sign' ... 'Both Sides Want It'

7/6/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Peyton Manning is weighing in on the standoff in Denver ... telling TMZ Sports he believes Von Miller WILL re-sign with the team ... "I do not see that being a problem at all."

The former Broncos QB touched down at LaGuardia Airport -- and was very optimistic that both sides will be able to come to the table and get a deal done before the season starts. 

The backstory ... just last month, Von shot down the team's 6-year $114 million offer (with $40 mil guaranteed in the first 2 years). Miller reportedly wants more than $60 mil guaranteed in the first 3 years. 

"I know both sides want to work it out," Manning told us.

"I know [Miller] wants to be in Denver, Denver wants him ... so, I think it'll work out. I'm pulling for 'em."

NFL's Shiloh Keo Pleads Guilty in DUI Case ... Dodges Jail Time

7/1/2016 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0701-shiloh-keo-GETTY-01Denver Broncos safety Shiloh Keo just pled guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge stemming from his arrest back in February ... but he won't spend any time behind bars.

Keo -- who recovered the Patriots' onside kick during the AFC championship game and helped send the Broncos to the Super Bowl -- was popped for DUI on February 13th in Ada County, Idaho.

Today, he pled guilty to one count of misdemeanor DUI -- and, in exchange for his plea, the 28-year-old got 1 year probation and a suspended license. He also has to speak at 8 high schools and pay a $952.50 fine.

If he completes all the terms, the case will be expunged from his record. 

John Elway Responds to Von Miller Photo Diss ... 'That's Too Bad'

6/24/2016 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John Elway is finally responding to Von Miller's Instagram diss -- and he seems disappointed in the NFL superstar. 

Elway -- the Exec. VP and GM for the Broncos -- was leaving Craig's in L.A. Thursday night when we asked how he felt about Von cutting him out of a pic he took with Elway and other teammates at the White House earlier this month. 

Miller cut Elway out of the pic to show his displeasure with the Broncos 6-year, $114 million contract offer ($40 mil guaranteed) ... an offer Miller feels is WAY too low.  

Elway responded to the slight last night -- and it seems obvious their relationship is still icy as ever. 


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