TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

NFL's Trevone Boykin Investigated For Domestic Violence ... Allegedly Broke GF's Jaw

3/27/2018 9:34 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

12:15 PM PT -- Boykin released the following statement:

"I understand the Seahawks decision to release me. The story that was reported casts a bad light on the organization and on me.

I want to be clear that the story is false. The police have taken statements from the accuser, another witness and me. All of these statements confirm that I was not involved in the physical altercation.

This woman has lied about me and it has cost me my job. I know guilt by association is real. This person has fabricated a story and I am suffering the consequences.

I will let the legal system run its course and I know I will be vindicated."

10:23 AM PT -- The Seahawks just announced they've cut Trevone Boykin.

Trevone Boykin is being investigated by police for allegedly breaking his girlfriend's jaw ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Cops in Mansfield, Texas tell us they are investigating Boykin, 24, for allegedly severely injuring his longtime girlfriend, Shabrika Bailey, during a physical altercation last week.

The Seahawks QB and Bailey have dated for years.

Bailey talked to WFAA in Texas ... telling them her and Boykin were arguing over a text message when he started to choke her. She says she lost consciousness ... before waking up in a pool of her blood.

She says Boykin eventually took her to a hospital ... but fled the scene when the hospital staff questioned her about the injuries.

Law enforcement sources tell us they expect Boykin to be charged with aggravated assault -- a felony. however, there is not currently a warrant out for his arrest.

This isn't Boykin's first time in trouble with the law ... he was charged with assault after getting in a bar fight in 2015 -- 2 days before he was supposed to play in the Alamo Bowl. 

He ended up getting a year probation in that case.

We've reached out to Boykin's rep ... so far, no word back.

XXXTentacion Old Video of Him Hitting a Girl ... Under Review in DV Case

3/27/2018 1:00 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

XXXTentacion's demons are coming back to haunt him in a resurfaced video of him smacking a girl in the head ... this just on the heels of him being released from house arrest. 

An old video of XXX is making the rounds online, which shows him dancing behind a girl filming herself ... and then hitting her on the side of her head before the camera cuts out.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, prosecutors in XXX's domestic violence case are reviewing the video -- which appears to be old based on his hair style. It's unclear how it might affect his case in light of a judge recently letting him out of the house to tour.

As for XXX ... his attorney, Jaclyn Broudy, tells us it's clear from the video that her client and the girl are friends and "the video was taken completely in jest." She also points out the footage is dated ... and that XXX is a changed person, even though some people are still trying to harm him by releasing an old video that she says shows nothing.

The lesson here, in our minds, anyway ... don't hit girls, even "in jest." Agreed?

Lil Wayne & Birdman Father-Son Status Restored!!!

3/26/2018 10:02 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Birdman's back to doing something with Lil Wayne he hasn't done in a long time ... calling him his son.

The two hung out at LIV on Sunday again. It's the second weekend in a row they bumped into each other at the Miami club, but this time Weezy chilled in Birdman's section for 40 minutes. 

We're told there was no talk of Wayne's $51 million lawsuit against Birdman. Instead, they laughed and joked around, talked about the old times -- and when it was all said and done ... Birdman posted a pic with the caption "Me and my SON." 

As for that legal issue, we're told both have instructed their lawyers to hash out a plan that ends the legal feud, and releasing "Tha Carter V" would be part of that agreement.

Albert Belle Exposed Himself To Minors ... Cops Say

3/26/2018 10:58 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Albert Belle exposed himself to 2 minors and 2 adults before getting arrested on Saturday in Arizona, according to cops ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Belle, 51, was arrested after cops got a call around 9:20 PM reporting a man had exposed himself to a group of people at the Phoenix Rising Soccer Club stadium -- where a game had been played.

It's unclear if the alleged incident occurred inside or outside the stadium.

When cops arrived, they say they located Belle in a vehicle ... attempting to leave the soccer stadium parking lot.

After investigating, Salt River PD determined there was enough probable cause to arrest Belle -- and another adult male.

Belle's charges include 3 counts of indecent exposure and DUI.

The case is being submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for possible prosecution.

Bella Thorne Drops Big $$$ on Ring ... But, Not That Finger

3/25/2018 12:30 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Bella Thorne and her musician boyfriend went ring shopping together ... but it's not what you think.

Bella and Mod Sun -- who've been super close lately -- hit up Pristine Jewelers in NYC Thursday to get her a custom ring for the premiere of her new movie with Patrick Schwarzenegger, "Midnight Sun."

We're told the owners, Avi and Ofir -- celeb jewelers to the stars -- helped her pick out a ring with 7.5 karats in yellow diamonds ... surrounding a huge 15-karat emerald.

Bella's BF didn't leave empty-handed either -- he ended up walking out with a custom heart pendant with 22 karats in colorful stones.

We're told the 2 dropped over $100k total on their new bling ... which they happily flaunted at the premiere.

'Chicago Fire' Actress DuShon Monique Brown Dead at 49

3/23/2018 4:15 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

5:01 PM PT -- Chicago Fire producer Dick Wolf released a statement on Brown's death. He says, "The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own. Our thought and prayers are with DuShon's family and we will all miss her."

5:25 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us Brown was at home Friday morning when her family called paramedics because she was feeling ill. We're told she was taken to the hospital, where she died around noon. Her death is now being investigated by the medical examiner."Chicago Fire" actress DuShon Monique Brown has died after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Production sources tell us Brown admitted herself to a Chicago hospital a few days ago after suffering chest pains, we're told she went through tests but was released a short time later.

Things apparently took a turn for the worse Friday ... our sources say Brown died at home after some type of cardiac episode.

DuShon -- a Chicago native -- has been on "Chicago Fire" since the show started in 2012. She played Connie, the assistant to Chief Boden. She was also on "Prison Break" from 2005 to 2007.

DuShon has a background in social work and a Masters in Counseling and once worked as a counselor at a local high school.

Brown also starred in a made for TV movie titled "Public Housing Unit" about Chicago cops ... the project is set to premiere later this year. 

She leaves behind a daughter.

RIP

Meek Mill Even Governor Says ... Let Him Out on Bail!!!

3/23/2018 2:50 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Meek Mill now has the Governor of Pennsylvania in his corner, adding a pretty powerful voice to the big push to get him out of prison ASAP -- but Meek's team is frustrated with the lack of progress.

Governor Tom Wolf says he's in full support of the Philly D.A.'s stance that Meek should be released on bail while a decision is made on several motions ... including whether Judge Genece Brinkley should be removed from the case, and whether Meek's 2-4 year prison sentence should be overturned.

TMZ broke the story ... Meek's team filed docs demanding his release, citing the police corruption scandal involving his arresting officer. Prosecutors also filed docs saying they would NOT stand in the way of his release on bail.

Meek's attorney, Joe Tacopina, tells TMZ ... they're grateful for Gov. Wolf's support, and can't understand why Judge Brinkley has yet to rule on their motions.

Tacopina adds, "Never in my career have I ever seen a Governor and District Attorney publicly state that a defendant should be granted bail, yet Meek still remains wrongfully imprisoned.”

The Game Slovenian Fan Creeps in for Selfie ... Doesn't End Well

3/23/2018 12:40 AM PDT
Exclusive Video

One of The Game's fans tried to take a selfie with him while the rapper was mid-song during a concert in Slovenia, and it was the exact opposite of Justin Timberlake's feel-good Super Bowl moment.

Game's currently in Europe on a 45 city tour, which stopped in the land of Melania Trump last week -- and it looked fully lit. This video shows a ton of fans onstage with Game, but one Slovenian took things a little too far.

The dude invaded Game's personal space for a selfie. Ballsy move, and one that did NOT end well for the fan. Either Game's gonna get ya, or his security will.

Or, in this case, both.

Nick Gordon Arrested Again ... For Spending the Night with Girlfriend

3/20/2018 6:24 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

11:55AM PT -- Nick has been released on his own recognizance.

7:25 AM PT -- TMZ has obtained the police report which says Laura actually went to Nick's place ... not the other way around. Nick claims he was asleep when she let herself in using a front door code. He told cops she made her way into his bedroom and was "just hanging out with him."

The report says Laura confirmed Nick's story and told cops she didn't fear for her safety.

Nick Gordon has been arrested again ... this time for violating the no contact order following his domestic violence arrest.

Sheriff's deputies got a heads-up from someone informing them Nick was sleeping over at the home of girlfriend Laura Leal, this according to the Daily Mail, whom he was accused of beating last week.  

Laura had a change of heart and even begged the judge to lift the no contact order, saying the fight that led to his arrest was her fault because she was bipolar and out of control. The judge didn't buy it and kept the stay away order in place.

Nick's arrest last week triggered renewed interest in the investigation into the death of Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Nick has been a person of interest for years, and there was suspicion she was the victim of physical abuse at the hands of Nick.

Gordon is currently in custody. 

Kevin Hart & Ex-Wife Join Forces to Throw Daughter Epic Bday Bash!!!

3/19/2018 5:17 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Kevin Hart and his ex-wife, Torrei, called a truce for their daughter's 13th birthday ... and it led to a baller soiree no "Black Panther" fan will ever top.

Kevin and Torrei (as you might know) had been publicly beefing about him cheating on her, but put those differences aside for Heaven's sake birthday bash over the weekend at Sky Zone Trampoline Park in the San Fernando Valley. 

We're told they rented the entire joint and gave "Wakanda Forever" a whole new meaning, with "Black Panther" as the theme, though other Marvel characters like Captain America and Hulk also made their presence known.

The party details, planned by bDASHd events, were pretty sweet ... 'BP' cake and even African musicians dressed as superheroes performing several numbers. Rae Sremmurd, Heaven's favorite group, also performed.

Kevin's wife, Eniko, was there ... and we're told she and Torrei were very cool with each other despite their history. As we reported ... Torrei called Eniko a homewrecker, to which Kevin took offense.

Happy birthday, Heaven! 

Jonathan Martin Charged w/ Gun Possession & Criminal Threats

3/19/2018 4:15 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Jonathan Martin was charged with carrying a loaded weapon and making criminal threats ... after allegedly posting a threat to former NFL teammates and classmates on Instagram.

The L.A. County D.A. hit Martin with 5 charges ... 4 counts of making criminal threats and 1 count of possessing a loaded firearm.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... cops say Martin had a cache of weapons in his possession -- an ax, a large knife, and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun -- when he was arrested on February 23 ... only hours after allegedly posting a cryptic message on social media.

The Instagram post -- a photo of a shotgun with shells -- said ... "When you're a bully victim & a coward your options are suicide, or revenge." 

Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey -- 2 of JM's Dolphin teammates during the '13 bullying scandal -- were tagged in the photo.

We've learned there is currently a warrant out for Martin's arrest.

Mark Salling Autopsy Reveals Booze, No Drugs At Time of Suicide

3/19/2018 1:53 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Mark Salling had alcohol in his system when he hanged himself, and apparently took steps to evade authorities just prior to the suicide ... TMZ has learned.

According to the results of Salling's autopsy ... he had at least a 0.08% BAC -- which means he was just at the point of legal intoxication. The toxicology report also shows he was not on any other drugs.

The report describes the death scene -- Salling was hanging by a nylon rope which was tied to a branch a little over 6 feet above the ground. The coroner says it was wrapped around his neck five times.

The autopsy also notes Salling had attempted to kill himself months prior by cutting his wrists. His wrist incisions were about 2.5 centimeters and 6.5 centimeters on each hand, according to the coroner.

The last time the former "Glee" star was seen alive was with his father watching television at their family home at around 11:30 PM. His mother discovered he was missing right after midnight. Salling had ditched his ankle monitor and left it down the street from his house. 

He was scheduled to meet with the probation officer in his child porn case the day he died.

Joel Embiid Drops $12K on Booze ... at 24th Bday Bash!!

3/19/2018 11:51 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Joel Embiid turned up in a BIG way for his 24th birthday -- dropping 12 RACKS on alcohol and partying the night away with smokin' hot models and 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin!!

The boozy bday bash went down at LIV Nightclub at Fontainebleau Saturday in Miami Beach ... where we're told the NBA star bought out the bar -- coppin' Magnum bottles of Dom Perignon for all his thirsty friends in attendance.

Other than Rubin, the celeb guest list included Nick Cannon (who was DJ'ing), Diddy's son Justin Combs, Victoria Secret model Jasmine Tookes and IG smokeshow Jocelyn Chew -- who did her best Marilyn Monroe impression and popped out of a cake! 

FYI, the Sixers were off the entire weekend -- so we're pretty sure Embiid had all the clubbers trusting the process til early Sunday morning.

Happy bday!!

Around the Web