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L.A. Rams' T.J. McDonald Pleads Not Guilty To DUI ... Must Attend AA Meetings

10/14/2016 3:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1014-tj-mcdonald-GETTY-01L.A. Rams player T.J. McDonald has pled not guilty to his DUI charge stemming from his arrest back in May ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the 25-year-old safety was busted for a non-alcohol related DUI in Los Angeles on May 10th after he crashed into a parked car. 

This week, McDonald's attorney appeared in court and pled not guilty on his behalf. 

The judge ordered McDonald to attend two AA meetings a week until his next hearing -- and said he can only attend one meeting per day. 

He's due back in court at the end of the month.

Boxer Victor Ortiz The DUI Mug Shot

9/29/2016 9:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929_victor-ortiz-booking-photo_WMTMZ Sports has obtained the mug shot for ex-boxing champ Victor Ortiz -- taken right after he was arrested for DUI on Saturday. 

We broke the story ... the 29-year-old former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant was pulled over in California for expired tags on his BMW -- and during the stop, cops suspected he was drunk. 

Ortiz -- who is on probation stemming from a 2015 battery conviction -- was arrested and taken to a nearby station where he was booked for driving under the influence. 

He has since been released. So far, no comment from his camp. 

Ex-'Dancing' Contestant Busted for DUI

9/28/2016 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0928-victor-ortiz-tmz-01More legal trouble for ex-boxing champ Victor Ortiz -- who was arrested for DUI in California over the weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We've confirmed ... the 29-year-old movie star and former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant was arrested on Saturday evening. 

Law enforcement sources say Ortiz was pulled over in a BMW around 7 PM for expired registration tags -- and when the officer approached the car, they suspected Ortiz was hammered. 

He then bombed field sobriety tests and was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. 

He was booked and has since been released. We reached out to Ortiz, but so far no official comment. 

Here's the real problem for Ortiz -- he's already on probation stemming from a 2015 battery at a Kenny Chesney concert at the Rose Bowl.

If Ortiz's probation is revoked because of the DUI -- the judge could have him locked up. 

Lawrence Taylor Charges Elevated In DUI Case ... Faces More Jail Time

9/27/2016 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0927_lawrence-taylor_TMZLawrence Taylor's DUI case just went from bad to worse -- because he was just hit with more severe charges ... and now faces QUADRUPLE the jail time ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Taylor was arrested on Sept. 2nd in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida after crashing into a mobile home and a police cruiser while allegedly drunkenly driving his Bentley. 

0903-main-sbs-lawrence-taylor-wreck-tmz-01Following the arrest, Taylor pled not guilty to 1 count of DUI -- which carried a max sentence of 6 months in jail. 

Now, TMZ Sports has obtained court docs which show prosecutors have substituted the charge with 2 counts of "DUI causing or contributing to injury to person or property."

Each count carries a max sentence of 1 year behind bars. 

LT is due back in court next month. 


Austin Seferian-Jenkins Dash Cam Talked Himself Into DUI Arrest 'I Gotta Take A Huge S***'

9/23/2016 11:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ Sports has obtained the dash cam footage from Austin Seferian-Jenkins' DUI arrest -- and he ALMOST got off scot free ... until he started running his drunken mouth.

The ex-Bucs tight end was pulled over for an improper lane change after cutting off a cop -- and moments after the stop, the officer was going to let ASJ off with a warning.

Then Austin started talking ... and slurring ... and the cop quickly realized the 23-year-old was wasted.  

Austin begged the cop to let him go to his QB's house to watch 'American Horror Story' ... but the cop shot that down. 

Once Austin was arrested, he told the cop he needed to take a "huge s***" -- the cop begged him not to do it in his brand new squad car. 

He was booked for DUI and violation of an ignition interlock device restriction -- stemming from a 2013 DUI. The Bucs have since cut him from the team. 


NFL's Austin Seferian-Jenkins Arrested For DUI Allegedly Weaving, Cut Off Cop

9/23/2016 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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11:10 AM PT -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly informed Austin Seferian-Jenkins that they will cut him from the team.


Tampa Bay Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested in Tampa early Friday morning after cops say he was drunkenly weaving through traffic and driving at a high rate of speed.

Seferian-Jenkins was stopped by Florida Highway Patrol around 4 AM after cops say he was driving 25 MPH over the speed limit ... and cut off one of their officers.

According to the arrest report, ASJ was agitated, reeked of booze and had glassy eyes and slurred speech. He also refused to take a blood alcohol test.

He was arrested for driving under the influence and was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail. His bail is set $750.

This isn't ASJ's first time arrested for driving drunk ... he was busted for DUI in March 2013.

Heisman Winner Troy Smith Sentenced in Drunk Driving Case ... Avoids Jail

9/21/2016 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0921_troy-smith_gettyEx-NFL QB Troy Smith has struck a plea deal in his drunk driving case, but won't serve any time behind bars ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The former Ohio State star was busted for OVI (operating vehicle while impaired) and weed possession on April 3rd after cops pulled him over and realized he was hammered

According to court records, Smith pled guilty to willful or wanton disregard and, in exchange, the other charges were dismissed. 

He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended. We spoke to Smith's lawyer, who said he is going to complete a 3 day driver intervention program instead of going to jail. 

The judge also sentenced him to a year of probation and suspended his license for 6 months. He's not allowed to drink any alcohol while on probation.

Iman Shumpert Hit With DUI & Weed Possession Charges

9/16/2016 5:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0916_Iman-Shumpert_gettyCleveland Cavs star Iman Shumpert has been hit with charges stemming from his arrest last month in Georgia ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the 26-year-old guard was pulled over outside of Atlanta on August 10th for a lane change violation. 

Police say they did a field sobriety test and determined Shumpert was high. Cops also found a mason jar of marijuana in the car. 

According to court records, obtained by TMZ Sports, Shumpert was charged with DUI (drugs), marijuana possession (less than an ounce) and failure to maintain lane -- all misdemeanors. He was also hit with a few traffic citations. 

The marijuana charge alone carries up to a year in jail.

L.A. Rams' T.J. McDonald Charged with DUI

9/16/2016 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0912-tj-mcdonald-GETTY-01L.A. Rams safety T.J. McDonald just took a hit ... the L.A. City Attorney's Office is charging him with non-alcohol related DUI ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the 25-year-old was arrested on May 10th after crashing into a parked car. Law enforcement sources tell us they believe medication was involved.

The City Attorney charged McDonald with one count of driving under the influence of drugs. Still no word on what the drug or drugs.

He's facing up to 6 months jail time if convicted -- but it's extremely rare for a first-time DUI offender, like McDonald, to get locked up.

Neither the NFL nor the Rams have disciplined him yet.


Abby Wambach Bombshells Divorcing Wife ... Reveals Rx Abuse

9/12/2016 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0912-abby-wambach-divorce-sarah-huffman-TMZ-TWITTER-01Abby Wambach says she's divorcing her wife Sarah Huffman -- the woman she famously kissed after winning the 2015 World Cup. 

Wambach and Huffman were married in 2013. Huffman is a former soccer player who played on a pro team with Wambach. 

0912-abby-wambach-wife-kiss-2015-GETTY-01Wambach says their marriage had been on the rocks since at least April ... when Abby was arrested for drunk driving

In related news, Wambach is also opening up about her struggles with alcohol and prescription pill abuse -- saying she's been abusing Vicodin, Adderall and Ambien for years. 

"I was stubborn and I was in denial," Wambach told the AP.

"That night getting arrested was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Because if I don't get so publicly shamed and publicly humiliated, I don't think I wake up."

Wambach was arrested for DUI in Portland, Oregon on April 3rd. She later pled guilty in the case and has been sober ever since. 


Iman Shumpert Arrested for DUI Marijuana ... Possession of Weed

9/9/2016 7:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cleveland Cavs star Iman Shumpert was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana back in August ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

According to the police report, Shumpert was pulled over outside of Atlanta on August 10th around 11:37 PM for a lane change violation and because his taillights weren't on in his rented Audi A3. 

During the stop, the officer says Shumpert reeked of weed -- and his eyes were bloodshot. 

Shumpert told the cop he had just come from his "homegirl's house" and was going to pick up his father from the airport. 

The cop administered a field sobriety test and determined Shumpert was high. Shumpert also admitted he had smoked weed before leaving his friend's house. 

Cops searched the car and found a mason jar with marijuana. 

Cops wanted to perform a blood test on Shumpert but he refused -- claiming, "people would recognize him and it would cause a scene."

Shumpert was handcuffed and arrested for DUI marijuana and possession of weed (less than an ounce). He was also cited for failure to maintain his lane. 

The Cavs issued a statement saying they have discussed the situation with Iman and "will monitor the progression of the pending case."

"A court date has not been set at this point, and neither Iman or the team will have any additional comments while the matter progresses through the legal process."


Lawrence Taylor Pleads Not Guilty to DUI ... In Cop Car Crash

9/8/2016 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0907-lawrence-taylor-gettyLawrence Taylor isn't going down without a fight -- pleading NOT GUILTY to DUI in an incident where he allegedly sideswiped a cop car ... despite the fact cops say he essentially confessed at the scene. 

As we previously reported, LT was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday evening after a lane change gone bad -- allegedly hitting a motor home and a cop car in the process. 

During Taylor's arrest, cops say they asked how much he had to drink and he replied, "Apparently too much."

Cops also say LT reeked of booze and blew a .084 on a breathalyzer taken 5 hours after the crash. 

But despite all of that ... LT's attorney went to court Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea on the NFL legend's behalf to 2 charges -- DUI and not carrying a driver's license. 

No word on when Taylor's due back in court. 

Drake Bell Got His Clark Kent On for Jail Time

9/7/2016 4:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


When Drake Bell checked into jail to do his time for DUI, he must have been thinking -- those inmates wouldn't hit a guy with glasses, would they?

We got the former "Drake & Josh" star's mug shot ... taken when he checked into L.A. County lockup last Friday night as part of his DUI plea deal. His clean cut look screams life behind bars just ain't his thing.

Thankfully for Drake, as we reported ... he was in the can for less than 2 days due to good behavior and jail overcrowding.

Check out his original mug shot from the DUI arrest. He's come a long way, baby.



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