Two Texas A&M football players were arrested over the weekend -- a blue chip recruit was detained -- after allegedly making a series of incredibly stupid decisions ... involving weed, booze and parking in a handicap space.
Here's what happened, according to cops.
Isaiah Golden (DL), Darian Claiborne (LB) and Devante Noil (WR) were all inside of a silver Infiniti parked in a handicap space at an apartment complex in College Station around midnight.
According to the police report, an officer approached the car ... and smelled weed. He detained all 3 players, along with another man, and proceeded to search the car.
The cop says he found weed along with a bottle of brandy ... which is a problem since all of the men are under 21.
But during the incident, the officer says Claiborne "became very loud ... complaining that this was going to ruin [his] college football career."
FYI -- Claiborne was recently arrested for allegedly hiding weed and pills in an oversized Hershey's kiss ornament.
The officer says he continued to yell and began "interfering with the investigation" -- so he was arrested for a "noise violation."
Golden was eventually arrested for the weed (cops say he was in possession of 1.9 grams).
As for Noil -- considered one of the top wide receiver recruits in the country -- he was let go.
We called A&M for comment -- and a rep essentially said the players who were arrested will be suspended ... telling us, "In accordance to Texas A&M athletics department policy, anytime a student-athlete is arrested he or she is immediately suspended from all athletic activities."
NOT BREAKING UP
Because They Owe, They Owe ...
2/23/2014 11:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One Direction is NOT breaking up -- despite reports to the contrary -- in fact, TMZ has learned, the group still has to complete 3 more albums under their contract.
Reports have been circulating that 1D is splintering -- especially after Liam Payne said he hadn't seen the other guys in months at the Brit Awards this week -- but sources tell us, the D is remaining a package deal.
We're told the group's been writing songs separately ... but the solo writing is just part of the process -- and the guys eventually compare notes with each other to come up with final versions.
And they better do a lot of that ... we're told 1D still owes the label 3 records before they can even think about calling it quits. So, a break-up just isn't on the table.
Earlier today ... Harry Styles told the UK Sun a similar story -- saying the group was just taking time to visit family and will be rehearsing again soon.
The Wanted fans -- sorry, you're still S.O.L.
Life Is Complicated with Baby
2/22/2014 10:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell was sent packing Friday ... just days after his baby was born, but not because Lauren Silverman threw him out -- because a judge laid down the law in her complicated custody case.
As we previously reported ... Lauren's nasty divorce from Andrew Silverman ended with a custody arrangement for their 7-year-old son Adam, which required Lauren to keep Simon away from the kid for a year. Adam stayed with Lauren over the last few days, which meant Simon needed to skedaddle.
Simon moved into the swanky St. Regis Hotel in NYC ... but we're told he moved back with Lauren when Adam left.
As for the immediate future ... we're told Simon will stay in NYC for 4 to 5 weeks, until their baby is allowed to fly. The new family will then go to London for "X Factor" auditions. They'll be in the UK for around 3 weeks and then return to NYC.
Our Simon sources say he and Lauren will split their time between NYC and London, and since he has a plane it's no big deal.
It comes as a sacrifice. Simon won't be spending much time in Bev Hills ... which he loves. Instead he'll be in NYC a lot -- a place he doesn't love.
WWE Superstar The Miz
My Wedding Was Awesome!
2/22/2014 8:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former WWE Champ The Miz tied the knot this week in the Bahamas ... marrying his longtime girlfriend/former Diva Maryse Ouellet -- and it sounds like the whole event was pretty baller.
TMZ Sports obtained photos of their nuptials -- which took place Thursday at the One and Only Ocean Club -- where they said "I Do" in a garden overlooking the ocean and filled with 12th century ruins.
We're told a private party was held for the newlyweds afterward at the Atlantis resort ... and they were surrounded by giant aquariums filled with sea life.
WWE Superstar Zack Ryder was on hand for the special occasion (pictured below) ... as well as former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly.
'Teen Mom 2' Star
Rescued From Fiery Car Crash
2/22/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Adam Lind -- who appeared on MTV's "Teen Mom 2" -- was pulled from the mangled wreckage of his Corvette Friday ... just moments before it exploded in flames.
Law enforcement tells us ... Lind was driving his 2001Corvette Z06 really, really fast in Sioux Falls, SD when he collided with a Lincoln Town Car. Cops say the Lincoln was driven by an 87-year-old woman, who had a 94-year-old passenger.
Some VERY good Samaritans saw the crash and ran to the mangled vehicles, pulling everyone out seconds before the Corvette lit up like a torch.
We're told Lind and the elderly couple were taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Lind is the ex-boyfriend of "Teen Mom 2" star Chelsea Houska. They have a 4-year old daughter, Aubree.
Jason Biggs' Wife
Wanna See My Placenta?
2/21/2014 1:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jason Biggs' wife just dished out a healthy dose of reality to potential parents ... by tweeting a pic of her placenta in all its bloody glory.
Biggs' wife Jenny Mollen popped out Sid Biggs Saturday afternoon ... and then shared the placenta photo with the caption, "Hope I'm not 'over sharing' but there's no denying my placenta looks super hot and thin in this pic."
The new mom says she wanted to turn her nutrition sac into a pill ... but docs advised against it -- so now she's saving it for a cake topper on Sid's 1st b-day.
... and you thought your mom was embarrassing.
Alleged Anti-Gay Comments
... Fan Now Says He Faked Them
2/21/2014 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Major flip-flopping after a gay fan publicly accused Rihanna of saying he was going to hell for his homosexuality -- he has now changed his story ... insisting he was LYING the whole time ... and actually Photoshopped the Instagram image going around the Internet.
Benvoy Seals posted the above image on Instagram last night -- showing a back and forth between him and Rihanna on her comments section.
Benvoy writes, "Rihanna u going to hell girl" -- and, in the image, Rihanna responds, "Arnt you gay? ... Nuff said blah!"
The exchange was shocking, especially because Rihanna voiced her support for gay rights in Russia less than a week ago -- posting a photo of herself wearing a hat embroidered with "P6," which stands for Principle 6 ... a campaign against Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.
But now, Benvoy tells TMZ, he Photoshopped the picture for no reason ... "I lied. I don't know why. I just did." He also said he received thousands of death threats and hate messages.
Benvoy has since deleted the original Instagram image and posted a retraction in its place, claiming, "Rihanna would never say something like that."
We reached out to Rihanna's camp for comment -- so far, no word back.
'Modern Family' Star
Boob Grabber Charged
2/20/2014 1:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The perv fan who groped "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland's chest in Australia this week has been charged with assault with an act of indecency, TMZ has learned.
The 29-year-old man was arrested Tuesday outside a "Modern Family" after-party in Sydney. Hyland was posing with fans when he allegedly grabbed her breast.
23-year-old Hyland immediately left the event in tears while her security handled the creep.
Hyland was remorseful about bailing on the event, saying sorry to all the fans she, "didn't get to say hi to but I had to leave due to an inappropriate touch of a fan."
Beat Sexual Assault Allegations in Miami in 2011
2/20/2014 8:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
9:27 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained the police report filed when the allegations were made in 2011.
According to the report, one of the women claims she fell asleep on Sharper's couch -- and woke up around 6am with either Darren or his brother "exposing his penis and attempting to bring it close to her face."
The woman says she told the man to leave her alone, but fell back asleep.
When she woke up again, she claims either Sharper or his brother was trying to lift her dress, but she slapped his hand away.
Eventually, the women got up to leave the condo and noticed that their panties were "missing." They later found the underwear laying on the floor by the couch.
Both women went to a nearby rape center, but doctors found no evidence of sexual battery.
Darren Sharper was investigated for an alleged sexual battery in 2011 -- but the case was closed due to lack of evidence ... cops say.
The alleged victims are two Georgia women who claim they were in Miami for spring break.
According to NBC Miami, the women told police they fell asleep at Sharper's condo -- and woke up to find either Sharper or his brother "behaving inappropriately and exposing himself."
The women were reportedly taken to a rape treatment center -- but the case was closed because officials found no evidence of sexual battery.
Sharper still faces allegations of raping 7 other women in 4 states ... including California. In fact, he's due in court TODAY to face charges he raped 2 women in Los Angeles.
'My Big Black Angel'
NBA Star Comes to Rescue After Bike Crash
2/20/2014 8:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
NBA star Serge Ibaka sprung into HERO MODE last night when he saw some dude on a bike wipe out in a mall parking lot ... and according to the victim, Serge was nothing short of a "big black angel."
The guy who ate pavement is Grant -- who works in the Penn Square Mall in OKC. Grant tells TMZ Sports he was biking home when he lost control, flipped the bike and landed on his face ... chipping his tooth and opening a gash on his chin.
Grant says as soon as he went down, someone rushed over to see if he was OK ... someone who happened to be Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka.
Grant says he was disoriented after the crash ... but Serge helped him up, brought him inside the mall, got him water and helped clean off his wounds.
"He was so nice, really nice," Grant says ... "He really didn't need to take time to do that, but it's awesome that he did."
Poses Problems for Prosecutors
2/20/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Surveillance video has surfaced in the Darren Sharper rape investigation that could blow a huge hole in the case for Arizona prosecutors -- and it's all because of what the footage DOESN'T show ... TMZ Sports has learned.
According to the police report ... Sharper's accusers claim they partied with the NFL star at a bar called The Mint for roughly 10 to 15 minutes in the hours before he allegedly drugged and raped the 2 women.
Problem is, multiple sources tell TMZ Sports ... Sharper is nowhere to be seen in security footage taken from The Mint on the night of the alleged attacks.
In addition ... multiple staff members also told cops they never saw Sharper inside their bar that night.
Clearly, this presents a big problem for prosecutors because it could undermine the accusers' credibility.
For his part, Sharper denies any wrongdoing ... not just in AZ, but in all 4 states where he's been accused of raping women.
Arrested for DUI
... Her Pit Bull Goes to Pokey Too
2/19/2014 8:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bree freed her pup Petey after she got out of jail. We're told she had to pay $100 to get him out of Animal Control custody.
Bree Walker, a famous 80s news anchor and reporter ... was busted for DUI in Orange County, CA -- and her poor dog was also taken into custody ... TMZ has learned.
Anaheim police arrested Walker around 12:30 AM Wednesday after she was initially pulled over for running a red light.
Police smelled booze ... put her through a field sobriety test -- which they say she failed -- and 61-year-old Walker was taken to jail.
Law enforcement sources tell us Walker's pit bull Petey was in the car with her, but since Bree lives in L.A. County ... no one was available to pickup the dog. We're told animal control took custody of Petey.
Walker -- who was once married to famed sportscaster Jim Lampley -- was booked for misdemeanor DUI, and released a few hours later ... aka once she sobered up.
Unclear at this point if she sprung Petey yet.
Walker worked local news in New York, L.A., and San Diego -- and did a stint in rehab for booze a few years ago.
Born with a congenital condition called syndactylism -- a fusing of fingers and/or toes -- Walker was also a famous advocate for the disabled.
Arrested In Atlanta
Over Bad Window Tint
2/18/2014 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was arrested in Atlanta this morning ... and it's all because the guy was rollin' around town with tinted windows.
Law enforcement tells TMZ Sports ... cops pulled over White's Audi A8 for speeding around 3:16 AM ... and during the stop, they noticed a warrant out for Roddy's arrest.
Turns out ... in February 2013, White was cited for having non-transparent tinting on his car window -- and he was required to appear in court the following month.
But officials say White blew off his court date -- so a judge issued a warrant.
The 32-year-old was arrested and hauled to a nearby station -- where he was booked and posed for a smiling mug shot.
Law enforcement tells us Roddy was very cooperative and couldn't have been nicer during the situation.
He was eventually released on $168 bond.