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3-Time Super Bowl Champ 15 Months Prison ... for Dealing Hard Drugs

7/6/2017 8:38 AM PDT
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Ex-NFL running back Derek Loville was sentenced to 15 months prison on Wednesday ... five months after pleading guilty to dealing ecstasy and oxycodone for an international drug ring.

Loville got his supply from an offshore gambling and drug trafficking empire known as ODOG -- an operation run by his friend and former USC football player Owen Hanson, as reported by the San Diego Union Tribune.

The three-time Super Bowl champ was a small-time dealer, mainly distributing to personal friends ... though one claims to have purchased 100 pills at a time from Loville.

The former 49ers starter says he didn't know the extent of Hanson's network until he was arrested ... and has lost "all my respect" through his involvement with the crime boss.

Loville says he had an addiction to prescription pain pills before getting wrapped up with ODOG ... stemming from 20-plus concussions sustained during his nine-year career with the Niners, Broncos and Seahawks.

Lawrence Taylor DUI Video NFL Star Bombs Sobriety Tests ... Before Medical Emergency

7/5/2017 12:30 AM PDT

TMZ Sports has obtained the Lawrence Taylor DUI video from the night he crashed into a cop car on a Florida highway ... and it shows the NFL legend was wobbly and confused before having a medical emergency while in handcuffs.

Taylor was detained by cops in Sept. in Palm Beach after he slammed his Bentley into a police cruiser and a trailer around 5:30 PM.

Officers put Taylor through multiple field sobriety tests -- including walk the line and balance on one foot. You can see in the video ... it did not go well for LT.

Taylor was arrested on the spot for DUI -- but while in custody, he started to breath heavy and wail in pain. Cops called an ambulance and LT was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

He recovered and later pled guilty to 1 count of DUI causing injury to person or property. LT was sentenced to 1 year probation and ordered to stay completely sober from drugs and alcohol during that time.

Tiger Woods Completes 'Intensive Program' ... For Rx Pill Issue

7/3/2017 3:11 PM PDT
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Tiger Woods is out of the woods for his issues with prescription pills ... at least that's what he's claiming now.

Tiger posted a message Monday saying he completed an out of state "private intensive program" to deal with his medication problem that got him busted for DUI in May.

He goes on to say he'll continue to tackle his problem with the help of his doctors, family and friends. 

We broke the story ... Tiger was found by cops asleep at the wheel while driving in Florida. He failed a field sobriety test that was captured on video, and later blew zeros on a breathalyzer ... meaning he was not intoxicated with alcohol. 

Tiger blamed the DUI on a bad mix of prescription pills ... for which he said he'd be getting "professional help." Seems like the job's all done.

Shooter McGavin Post-DUI Advice For Tiger Woods ... You Can Bounce Back, I Did

7/2/2017 12:30 AM PDT

One of the greatest (fictional) golfers ever says he still believes in Tiger Woods ... and is giving TW some game on how to bounce back from his DUI ... 'cause he's been there too. 

We talked to Christopher McDonald, the actor who played legendary golfer Shooter McGavin in "Happy Gilmore" (classic) and asked him about Tiger's very real problems.

McDonald is the right guy to ask ... he was popped for DWI back in 2013, and has since cleaned his life up, something he believes Tiger Woods can -- and will -- do.

"I went through it myself, I got off. He'll get off."

As far as Tiger's legacy ... McDonald says arrest or no arrest Tiger's legacy is secured.

"He's been a hero of mine and a hero of America for a long time. One of the greatest golfers ever."

Chanel West Coast Hey, Charlamagne ... My Green Room Requests Ain't Too Wack

7/1/2017 12:30 AM PDT

Chanel West Coast reached her boiling point with Charlamagne tha God, but she's keeping things room temp, and VERY boozy at her Saturday night performance.

We got a copy of Chanel's backstage demands for her opening gig at Ty Dolla Sign's show at The Pressroom in Phoenix. Pretty simple as celeb needs go -- 73 on the thermostat and the following beverages: 

1 bottle of Patron
1 bottle of vodka
1 bottle of champagne
8  water bottles
6 sugar free Red Bulls

Mind you, she's only doing a 30 minute set. That leaves lots of time to polish off the liquor, and not much food to soak it up. Chanel only wants 1 veggie platter and some pita with hummus. 

Charlamagne still might call it wack ... sounds like a party to us.

Nick Diaz Smokes Fatty Joint Hours After USADA Suspension

6/30/2017 2:20 PM PDT
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How did Nick Diaz respond Thursday after getting provisionally suspended by the UFC's drug-testing organization??? 


Diaz fired up a fat joint with some friends in Vegas and didn't seem to have a care in the world after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Nick accumulated 3 whereabouts failures over the last 12 months.

In other words, when USADA comes calling, you have to check in -- and Diaz didn't. Three times.

No word yet on how long the ban's gonna last ... but it's not lookin' good for Diaz -- who was suspended 18 months after a third failed drug test in 2015 (all for weed). 

Diaz has 14 days to contest the violation ... if he wants to.

The last time we spoke with Dana White, he didn't seem too confident that either Diaz brother would ever fight again. 

Jackie Warner I Tossed My Ambien ... It Almost Killed Me!

6/29/2017 2:22 PM PDT

Jackie Warner says she's torn up her Ambien prescriptions and gotten off all sleep medications, and she's healthier and safer now because of it.

The former Bravo fitness show star tells TMZ her DUI case was a wake-up call that she's used as a motivator to take responsibility in her life. She also gives props to her attorney, Shawn Holley, who helped her strike an amazing plea deal where she dodged jail time.

She knows though, after seeing video of herself nearly driving into a cop during her arrest ... she might be dead if her skin color was different.

Jackie Warner Cops Plea Deal in DUI/Ambien Case

6/28/2017 10:59 AM PDT

Jackie Warner, who starred in a Bravo fitness show, struck an amazing plea bargain which amounts to a slap on the wrist compared to the punishment she could have received for driving drunk and attacking a cop.

Jackie's lawyer, Shawn Holley, was in court Wednesday morning and got all the charges dismissed -- 2 counts of DUI, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of hit and run.

TMZ broke the story ... Jackie was arrested back in February for DUI, but not before she hit a telephone pole, fled the scene, was apprehended by cops and then backed into a police car which forced a cop to jump out of harm's way.

Jackie says she was essentially sleep driving ... the result of an Ambien she took a few hours before when she was at home. To prove she was not conscious, Holley notes Jackie was not wearing pants and would not have left her home in that state.

Jackie initially insisted she only had one drink earlier in the day during a luncheon, but her blood alcohol level was .11 ... over the legal limit. We've learned when she was released, she went home and found empty beer cans in the fridge ... again, she says she has no recollection of chugging them.

Holley's best argument may involve ice cream. Before getting arrested Jackie had walked into a 7-Eleven without pants and bought an ice cream sandwich ... something most people would never do in their right mind.

Jackie pled no contest to a new charge ... commonly known as "wet reckless" ... a much lesser offense than DUI. She'll be on informal probation for 2 years, attend a 12 hour alcohol ed course and pay a fine.

Good work, Holley.

Lamar Odom Rob Kardashian Cut Me Out of His Life ... I Miss Him

6/28/2017 7:21 AM PDT

Lamar Odom says he really misses his former BFF, Rob Kardashian -- and thinks he's being punished because "maybe I hurt his sister too much."

The ex-NBA star appeared on "The Wendy Williams Show" and opened up about how Rob hasn't spoken to Lamar in a while ... with Odom saying, "I haven't met his child yet."

Lamar and Rob were super tight back in the day -- especially when Rob lived with Khloe and Lamar for a 2-year span. Lamar considered Rob his "brother."

You can see Odom is emotional about the situation -- but admits, "If she was my [sister], I'd have a problem with me too."

As we previously reported, Khloe tried to save her marriage to Lamar -- but he was too consumed by his drug addiction. Lamar has since apologized and said the drugs made him forget who he was.

Odom has been through rehab and says he's clean, sober and back to the old Lamar.

Khloe, of course, has moved on ... she's now with NBA star Tristan Thompson.

And there was also this bizarre exchange about the brothel that almost killed Lamar. He does NOT remember things the way cops and doctors do.

'Bachelor in Paradise' Reboot 2 Drink Max Per Hour

6/27/2017 6:31 AM PDT

"Bachelor in Paradise" producers aren't taking any chances of drunken, nonconsensual sex ... because they've imposed new drinking rules on the cast.

Production sources tell us there is now a 2 drink max per hour. We're told the crew is monitoring drinking levels among the cast and the bartenders are also responsible for keeping tabs.

Producers have also made a point of providing food at all times during the shoots ... presumably to absorb the alcohol.

We're told the cast got a talkin' to over the whole Corinne/DeMario situation, both on and off camera, and drinking was a big talking point.

We're told they're a few days in, and so far, nothing too crazy ... which is not necessarily a good thing on 'BIP.'

Michael Floyd Violated House Arrest ... Gets 1 Day In Jail

6/26/2017 1:37 PM PDT
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A judge has ordered Michael Floyd back to jail because he drank alcohol and violated the terms of his house arrest.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Floyd tested positive for alcohol several times on June 11, and claims it was because he drank too much kombucha.

The Minnesota Vikings WR wasn't allowed to have a drop of alcohol while on house arrest stemming from a December DUI arrest.

According to ESPN's Josh Weinfuss, a judge found that Floyd was in violation, and sentenced him to 1 day in jail and 5 more days of house arrest.

The Vikings wrote a letter to the judge in support of Floyd, and said they had kombucha on tap at the team facility. Floyd said that he didn't realize there was alcohol in the fermented tea.

'Bachelor in Paradise' New Policy ... Checking Luggage for Illegal Drugs

6/24/2017 1:00 AM PDT

"Bachelor in Paradise" contestants will have to ante up all drugs -- both legal and not -- when they land in Mexico for the relaunched version this weekend.

TMZ has obtained an email sent by producers to contestants, which informs them of some of the "new procedures" that have been initiated in the wake of the Corinne Olympios/DeMario Jackson scandal.

The email reads in part, "Upon your arrival, your bags will be inventoried specifically for any over the counter and prescription drugs that are not prescribed to you." Any prescription/illegal drugs will be confiscated."

The email goes on ... "All drugs, over the counter and prescribed, must be submitted to the Nurse to keep and dispense accordingly for your stay in Mexico."

Our production sources say the drug policy is NOT related to Corinne's claim she blacked out during a sexual encounter with DeMario in a swimming pool. We broke the story, Warner Bros. investigated and after reviewing the video concluded she was alert and fully engaged throughout. There is no evidence she was on drugs.

The new policy is part of a broader effort by producers to keep a tighter reign on the activities of contestants.

Lamar Odom Blasts Stephen A. How Dare You Mock Crack Addiction?!

6/23/2017 4:24 PM PDT
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Lamar Odom is FURIOUS at Stephen A. Smith -- and unleashed his lawyer to tear the ESPN star a new one for mocking his crack addiction on the air.

Odom's pissed at a segment from Wednesday's "First Take" -- when Smith was ripping NY Knicks president Phil Jackson for running the team into the ground and brought up the time he signed Odom. 

"His very first move as executive was to sign Lamar Odom ... WHO WAS ON CRACK," Smith said on air. The clip went viral. 

Now, Odom's attorney, Saam Zangeneh, has fired off a letter to ESPN saying, "Mr. Smith chose to jokingly disparage Lamar for a having a disease."

"Mr. Smith chose to shout out the fact that Lamar was sick, and to use his disease as the butt of a joke."

"To say that his conduct was outrageous and unacceptable does not scratch the surface."

"Imagine the effect this grotesque statement would have on any young athlete who is privately fighting this disease. To become the punch line of a vulgar joke."

Zangeneh continued, "We hope those at ESPN will actively voice their disdain for Mr. Smith's inappropriate statement and take the proper action to support those that are fighting this disease."

"We should hope that your network would use this situation as an opportunity to become more actively involved in this cause."

Stephen A. Smith released the following statement through ESPN:

"Because of my personal affection for Lamar Odom -- and only for that reason -- I want to return to my comments about something I've repeated quite often over the last few days: the flagrant ineptitude that I feel has been on continual display by New York Knick's President Phil Jackson. 

My comments were NOT to put any more focus on Lamar Odom's much publicized drug use and addiction. He was not the target of my ire.
The sole focus of my comments were directed at the unmitigated disaster that Phil Jackson has created since he's arrived in New York. In my opinion, he simply couldn't leave soon enough.

Lamar Odom is simply one of the nicest athletes any of us have encountered, and has always been a gentlemen to everyone in NBA circles -- including me -- which is something I've repeated throughout the years. 

That's why it's worth repeating: Lamar Odom was not the focus of my ire. My comments were entirely, totally, meant for Phil Jackson. Anyone who loves the NY Knicks, who've witnessed what has been transpiring over the last three years, know exactly who I was directing my comments to.

And Why!"

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