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Steve Francis Wearing $1 MILLION Necklace ... During DWI Arrest

11/21/2016 12:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1121_steve_francis_tmz-2Steve Francis was BALLIN' OUT during his drunk driving arrest -- claiming he was wearing a $1 MILLION chain when cops took him into custody ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports

As we previously reported, the ex-NBA star was popped for DWI in Houston on Saturday night -- and allegedly threatened revenge on the arresting officers.

He was taken to a nearby police station where he was booked -- and while there, cops noted the "property" he had on him at the time ... which included a bunch of weed.

According to the police report, Francis' chain was a "yellow metallic necklace with 'M'" ... valued at $1,000,000. We're told the value was provided to the police by Francis himself.

1121-steve-francis-police-report-tear-out-TMZ-01Cops say he also had 21.92 grams of weed with paper rolls ... which seems a lot to most people but as one stoner in our office put it, "It wouldn't get Snoop out of bed in the morning."

The police report also lists Francis as 6'3", 220 lbs ... about 25 pounds heavier than his playing weight. 

BTW, Francis reportedly made more than $100 MILLION during his NBA career ... so yeah, he can afford a million dollar chain.

Mizzou Football Freshman Phenom RB Arrested Hours After Breaking School Records

11/21/2016 9:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Missouri running back Damarea Crockett -- one of the best (if not THE best) freshmen running backs in the country -- was arrested Sunday morning ... after a record-setting performance just hours before. 

After putting up 225 YARDS on Tennessee on Saturday (breaking the Mizzou freshman single season rushing record and single game rushing record) ... cops say the 18-year-old was busted smoking weed in a campus parking lot. 

He was taken into custody around 4:17 AM on Sunday morning for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. 

As one law enforcement source put it -- students often go to this particular parking lot to smoke weed. An officer was doing a routine check and saw the fire from the smoking session inside of Crockett's car.

Chad Moller, the Associate Athletic Director at Mizzou, said the team is "aware of the incident and are handling it internally." 

Mizzou is set to take on Arkansas on Friday -- no word if Crockett will suit up. 

Steve Francis Popped for Drunk Driving, Weed ... Allegedly Threatened Revenge

11/21/2016 7:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1121-steve-francis-mug-shot-TMZ-SPORTS-01Ex-NBA superstar Steve Francis was arrested for drunk driving in Houston over the weekend ... and cops say he was a pain in the ass during the bust and vowed revenge on the arresting officers. 

The former Houston Rockets star was initially pulled over in a black 2017 Chevy Tahoe on Saturday for doing 88 in a 65 around 11:20 PM -- but during the stop, cops noticed he reeked of booze. 

We're told Francis was "verbally abusive" to the officer. 

Cops say the 39-year-old refused a field sobriety test -- and more cops were called to the scene because Francis was uncooperative. 

Our law enforcement sources tell us Francis made comments essentially warning the officers that he would get revenge for the arrest.

During the incident, cops also found weed.

Francis was eventually taken into custody and charged with DWI, possession of marijuana and retaliation.

Ex-'RHOC' Son Busted for Jailhouse Booze ... No Pruno For You!!

11/21/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1016-Joshua-Waring-mug-shotThe son of former 'RHOC' star Lauri Peterson got busted -- while already behind bars -- for hoarding prison wine in his cell, so now he's facing a new felony.

Law enforcement tells us ... Joshua Waring had the alcoholic beverage -- known as "pruno" in the can -- stashed in his bunk at an Orange County jail. We're told he's been charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility.

Waring's in lockup awaiting trial for attempted murder, and is also facing a lawsuit from the man he allegedly shot.

Fun fact: Pruno is made with fruit, ketchup, sugar, milk and bread ... and is commonly mixed in toilet bowls. Before you whip some up for a holiday party -- it's been described as bile flavored.

Chael Sonnen I Got Jon Jones Fighting Again ... And He Might Lose

11/19/2016 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chael Sonnen just gave Jon Jones fans a classic good news/bad news situation ...

Good news? Jones is returning to the mat as part of Chael's Submission Underground event next month ... an all-grappling combat contest Jones is actually allowed to compete in, despite his yearlong drug suspension.

Bad news? Jon is up against his old UFC foe -- and former Olympic wrestler -- Dan Henderson ... during a bout on FloGrappling.com which according to Sonnen could mean Jones seriously gets embarrassed in the all-grappling format.

You gotta listen to Sonnen break it down ... especially the way in which he explains how Jon is able to mix it up in the event despite his suspension ... which we're sure Dana White will be thrilled about.

Snoop Dogg Roast's So Good ... I'm Coughing On This Weed!

11/17/2016 7:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Snoop Dogg laughed so hard at his comedy roast he literally couldn't contain the weed.

The rapper got roasted for Russell Simmons' first-ever "All Def Roast." It all went down Wednesday night at the Avalon in Hollywood, and French Montana, T.I., Michael Rapaport, Wiz Khalifa, and Christina Milian were among the celebs enjoying the burn. 

You gotta check out T.I.'s performance ... Snoop laughs so hard he belts out a plume of smoke.

And he wasn't the only one sparking it up.

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Alshon Jeffery Tests Positive for PEDs ... Gets 4 Game Suspension

11/14/2016 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1114_Alshon-Jeffery_gettyMore bad news for the Chicago Bears ... star wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been suspended for 4 games after testing positive for PEDs. 

A rep for the NFL says, "Alshon Jeffery of the Chicago Bears has been suspended without pay for the team’s next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances."

"Jeffery’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Bears’ active roster on Monday, December 12 following the team’s December 11 game against the Detroit Lions."

Ex-Oregon Ducks Star Arrested for Drugs ... Tragic Mug Shot

11/14/2016 7:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-Oregon Ducks football star Cliff Harris -- a former All-American kick returner -- was arrested for drugs early Sunday morning ... and it's clear his life is completely off the rails.

The 25-year-old was a stud back in 2010 -- when he was one of the most dynamic players in college football as a returner and CB and helped the Ducks win another PAC-12 championship.  

But he was dismissed from the program in 2011 -- and his draft stock plummeted. He signed a contract with the Jets in 2013 but was quickly waived after he was busted for weed. 

Now, officials say Harris was arrested around 1 AM on Sunday for theft, drug possession and possession of paraphernalia.  

Officials also say he violated his probation -- stemming from a 2015 incident in which Harris set fire to a grassy median in Fresno, CA. 

You can see his mug shot ... it's not good. 

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NFL's Randy Gregory Failed Test was For Weed ... Again

11/11/2016 10:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0726-randy-gregory-GETTY-01Randy Gregory has a problem with marijuana -- that's what the Dallas Cowboys defensive end tested positive for during his last drug test ... league sources tell TMZ Sports

We're told Gregory -- who's currently serving a suspension for failing previous drug tests -- was tested again at the end of last week ... and it came up showing weed. 

Our sources say Gregory was notified of the result on Tuesday -- and has been concerned that the Cowboys could get rid of him. So far, we're told no decision has been made. 

Before this, Gregory had reportedly failed 5 NFL drug tests. This is number 6. 

One source close to Gregory tells us, "He has a problem quitting."

We've reached out to Gregory's rep multiple times.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport broke the story about the failed test -- and pointed out that Gregory is now facing a full 1 year suspension, per the NFL's drug policy. 

Dana White 'I'm Not Speaking to Jon Jones' Get Your Life In Order First!

11/11/2016 7:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dana White says he hasn't spoken with Jon Jones since his suspension -- and WON'T talk to the former champ -- until he clears up all of the issues in his personal life. 

Jones was stripped of his interim light heavyweight title this week after USADA imposed a 1 year ban on him for testing positive for PEDs before UFC 200. 

Jones claimed he wasn't trying to get a competitive edge -- but had innocently taken a "d**k pill" that he didn't know contained a banned substance. 

So, we asked White if Jones was finally out of his dog house -- and long story short ... no. 

"Jon's got a lot of things he's gotta handle and clear up before Jon and I talk," White says. 

"It's all self-inflicted so he needs to figure some stuff out and get his personal life in order before he even thinks about what's going on over here [in the UFC]."

But not all of the fighters are writing Jones off ... Michael Bisping says Jon's still young enough and talented enough to dominate the UFC gain ... "Don't worry about him."

Jon Jones Hearing Proved I'm No Drug Cheat ... I'll Respect 1 Year Ban

11/7/2016 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1107-jon-jones-tmzJon Jones says he is "very pleased" arbitrators in his doping case found that he's "not a drug cheat" -- despite the fact he tested positive for 2 banned substances.  

After the UFC star failed a drug test in June, he faced a 1-year ban from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The case went to an independent panel of arbitrators which determined his fate. 

Although he was given the max punishment, Jones is taking solace in the fact arbitrators believed his story about innocently taking a sexual enhancement tablet that contained banned substances. 

Jones had claimed he relied on his teammate who said it could enhance his sexual pleasure -- and admitted he didn't properly clear the pill with USADA.  

In the docs, the arbitrators called his actions "reckless" -- but ultimately decided he is not a "drug cheat."

Now, Jones has issued a statement saying, "Being cleared of these allegations was very important to me."

"I have always maintained my innocence and I am very happy I have been cleared in any wrong doing pursuant to the allegations made that  I had intentionally taken a banned substance."

"I have worked hard in and outside of the octagon to regain my image and my fighting career and will take these next eight months to continue my training and personal growth both as a man and a athlete."

Jones says he will not fight the ban -- and thanks his fans, teammates, coaches, sponsors and to the UFC for their continued support.

Greg Hardy Charged with Felony Coke Possession ... Faces Jail

11/7/2016 11:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1107-greg-hardy-gettyGreg Hardy is learning the hard way ... don't mess (with cocaine) in Texas -- 'cause the ex-NFL star was just charged with felony drug possession and faces serious jail time.

Hardy was arrested on Sept. 25th when cops pulled over a 2010 Dodge Challenger for turning without signaling -- and during the bust, found a baggie of the white stuff in Hardy's brown Louis Vuitton wallet. 

Officials say the coke weighed in at .7 grams. 

Now, we've learned Hardy has been indicted on 1 count of felony possession of a controlled substance -- and faces up to 2 years in prison if convicted ... though it's unlikely he would get the max punishment.

Fun Fact -- during the bust, cops went through the rest of the wallet and found a Top Golf membership card issued to "Overlord Hardy Jr." ... along with memberships to multiple gun ranges. 

Jon Jones Hit With 1 Year Ban For Failed Drug Test

11/7/2016 10:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1107-jon-jones-TMZ-01Jon Jones won't be stepping into the Octagon until next year ... 'cause the UFC fighter was just slapped with a year suspension resulting from a failed drug test before UFC 200.

USADA announced the ruling Monday morning ... saying they "determined that Jones should receive the maximum one-year period of ineligibility for his anti-doping violation."

The 29-year-old superstar tested positive for clomiphene and letrozole -- anti-estrogen agents that are often used after a cycle of steroids to counter to the negative side affects

Traces of the drugs were found in a urine test from June 16, 2016 -- an out of competition test leading up to UFC 200. 

Jones was set to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 on July 9th ... but he was pulled from the card 3 days before the event due to the failed test. 

It's not all bad news for Jones. The suspension was backdated to the day the failed test was made public ... meaning Jones is eligible to return July 6th, 2017. 

Jones still faces possible punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

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