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Ex-Penn State Prez Guilty of Child Endangerment

3/24/2017 1:50 PM PDT
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Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier was just found guilty of felony child endangerment stemming from the way he handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse incidents.

Officials say Spanier was alerted of a 2001 incident of Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy in a Penn State shower ... but for some reason, Spanier did NOT report it to police. 

Instead, officials say he and other Penn State officials simply told Sandusky he couldn't bring boys to campus anymore. Prosecutors argued he put the school and their own interests ahead of protecting the child.

Spanier argued his actions did not put any child in danger.

The jury felt differently -- and after 12 hours of deliberations found the 68-year-old guilty of felony child endangerment.

Brett Favre I Know I Can Play At NFL Level But I Don't Wanna Get Hit Anymore!

3/23/2017 11:52 AM PDT

47-year-old Brett Favre says he KNOWS he still has the arm to compete in the NFL ... but he just doesn't wanna get hit anymore.

The ex-NFL star says he's flattered by ATL Falcons CB Robert Alford -- who strongly feels Favre could make a comeback after their workout in Louisiana this week ... but it ain't happening.

"I could still make the throws," Favre tells TMZ Sports ... "If they promise they won't hit me, I'll play."

There's more ... Favre says he's far more concerned about the longterm effects of concussions and is invested in multiple companies -- including Prevacus and Brock USA -- in the hopes of preventing and treating brain injuries.

Favre says he feels it's his "duty" to try and make the game better and safer for future NFL players and he's touring around with Sqor Sports in hopes of doing just that.

But, when it comes to his own family members playing the game he loves, Brett says he would "strongly discourage" his grandsons from playing football based on the medical information he has today.

"Yeah, you may make a good salary ... but what happens in the end if you have enough concussions? It may be a tragic end."

Ex-Baylor Tight End Arrested for 2013 Alleged Gang Rape

3/23/2017 6:58 AM PDT
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0323-TreVon-Armstead-gettyEx-Baylor football player Tre'Von Armstead has been arrested in Texas for sexual assault 4 years after he was accused of gang raping a woman ... officials say.

Armstead was named in a rape investigation in 2013 ... but Baylor reportedly failed to take action for roughly 2 years. Armstead was eventually dismissed from the team in 2015 for a "violation of team rules."

The 22-year-old has always denied any wrongdoing in the 2013 incident.

But now, McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna says there's "newly discovered evidence" implicating Armstead ... and he was arrested Wednesday for 3 felony counts of sexual assault. 

His bail was set at $150k.

It's the SECOND time Armstead has been arrested this month -- as we first reported, he was busted in Vegas for allegedly roughing up a woman and then going berserk on a cop car. 


Brett Favre Trains With ATL Falcons Corner 'He Could Play In NFL Right Now'

3/22/2017 4:20 PM PDT

Brett Favre fired up his laser rocket arm for a training session with Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford Wednesday ... and the guy tells us Favre STILL has the tools to play in the NFL. 

Alford -- who famously picked off Tom Brady for a TD in the Super Bowl -- tells TMZ Sports he was at the Traction Sports Performance center in Louisiana when Brett stopped by. 

Alford says Favre didn't even warm up ... he just grabbed a ball and started rifling away -- "throwing lasers on the dot."

Alford says he's 100% convinced the 47-year-old could seriously compete in the NFL -- as long as he had an offensive line that could allow him to sit back and sling it. 

He even has a message for all the teams still looking for a QB ... "GO GET [FAVRE]."

Colin Kaepernick Will Play In NFL Again ... Says Matt Millen

3/21/2017 3:25 PM PDT

Colin Kaepernick's days in the NFL are NOT over ... so says ex-Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen who tells TMZ Sports he's convinced the guy will sign a contract before the season begins.

Long story short ... Millen is convinced Kaepernick still has the talent to play winning football and says NFL teams know it.

Millen also says teams are also weighing Kaep's off-the-field controversies when considering the QB -- but he's certain there are teams that will take a chance on him anyway.

Marshawn Lynch 'Over the Hill' and Bad Fit ... Says Ex-Raiders Star

3/17/2017 11:34 AM PDT

Ex-Raiders star Lincoln Kennedy says bringing Marshawn Lynch to Oakland is a bad idea.

Kennedy was a 3-time Pro Bowler with the Silver and Black -- and he's currently a broadcaster for the Raiders organization.

Lincoln says he likes and respects what Lynch has done in his career -- but says Beast Mode is an "Over the hill running back who hasn't played in a couple years."

Bringing him back now would be a huge mistake, Kennedy says ... especially with guys like Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles still available. 

Todd Marinovich 8 Months Sober ... Avoids Jail In Naked Drug Case

3/15/2017 12:25 AM PDT

0314_Todd-Marinovich_gettyEx-NFL quarterback Todd Marinovich has been sentenced in his bizarre drug case and will avoid jail if he plays his cards right ... but the good news is he's been sober for 8 months! 

As we previously reported, the former USC star was arrested back in August after cops say they found him naked in a stranger's backyard. Police say he also ditched a bag of drugs near the property.

According to court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Marinovich pled guilty to 5 misdemeanor charges, including meth possession, unlawful public nudity and trespassing. Prosecutors dropped a weed charge.

The judge gave him 90 days in jail, but he won't have to serve any time behind bars if he completes a 6-month outpatient rehab program. 

Marinovich was also sentenced to 3 years probation. 

His lawyer, Adam Cole, tells us the ex-QB has been sober and in a treatment program since his arrest and is in "super good spirits." We're told he's planning on doing community outreach for other at-risk people.

Ex-Baylor Football Player Smiling Mug Shot After Crazy Dom. Violence Arrest

3/14/2017 10:39 AM PDT


For some reason, ex-Baylor football player Tre'Von Armstead was all smiles after his arrest Monday morning ... despite allegedly roughing up a woman and kicking out a police car window. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the 22-year-old former Baylor tight end was arrested in front of The Cromwell Hotel around 4 AM after cops say they watched him push a female on the street. 

During the arrest, 6'6", 280 pound Armstead allegedly kicked out the back window of a police squad car.  

We've confirmed Armstead is out of police custody -- but he's still in all sorts of hot water having been booked for battery domestic violence, resisting arrest and damaging a police car.

Ex-Baylor Football Player Attacks Woman ... Goes Berserk on Cops

3/13/2017 1:14 PM PDT


An ex-Baylor football player was arrested in Vegas this morning after cops say he roughed up a woman and then went CRAZY on police ... kicking out the back window of a squad car. 

The man facing the allegations is 22-year-old Tre'Von Armstead -- who was infamously linked to the Baylor University football cover up scandal. 

FYI, Armstead was named in a rape investigation in 2013 ... but Baylor reportedly failed to take action for roughly 2 years. Armstead was eventually dismissed from the team in 2015 for a "violation of team rules."

Armstead has denied any wrongdoing in the 2013 incident. 

But Monday morning in Vegas, Armstead found himself in trouble again ... when police officers say they watched the 6'6", 280 pound tight end push a woman in front of The Cromwell Hotel. 

Law enforcement sources tell us officers confronted Armstead and tried to arrest him but he resisted. 

When they finally put him into the police car, we're told he kicked out the back window. 

He's currently being booked for battery domestic violence, resisting arrest and damaging a police car. 

Ezekiel Elliott Exposes Woman's Bare Breast ... at St. Patty's Party (Update)

3/13/2017 12:04 PM PDT

Ezekiel Elliott pulled a woman's shirt down -- exposing her bare breast -- during a St. Patrick's Day party in Dallas ... but a rep for Zeke says it was all in good fun.

Zeke was drinking a beer next to a group of people while on the roof of a Dallas bar to watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Greenville Ave.

The woman is playing to paradegoers and motions at her breasts -- then points to Zeke. Next thing you know, he reaches over and pulls her top down, exposing her bare breast. She scrambles to cover up. 

We spoke with Elliott's rep who told us the woman wasn't upset ... and actually hung out with Zeke and a group of friends after the parade ended.

Nonetheless ...

update_graphic_red_bar12:00 PM -- We just obtained more video of Zeke from the parade. We're told this was taken moments after the breast exposure.

Elliott reaches in a second time and she slaps him away before flashing her cleavage to the crowd below.

Falcons Coach Dan Quinn Super Bowl Regrets? Let's Talk 4th Quarter Playcalling

3/12/2017 12:45 AM PST

Why did the Falcons call PASSING PLAYS in the final minutes of the Super Bowl instead of running the ball and kicking a FG that would have put the game out of reach?!?! 

That's exactly what we asked ATL head coach Dan Quinn

Coach Quinn -- who couldn't have been nicer -- essentially says that drive is NOT why they lost the game. They blew other chances to ice the Patriots, too. 

The good news ... he's staying positive and says, "Hopefully we get a chance to battle for one again. We'll be ready." 


Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield ROCKED By Cops ... In Arrest Video

3/10/2017 3:29 PM PST
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Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield got BLOWN UP by cops when he tried to run during a drunken Feb. incident in Arkansas ... and it's all on video. 

As we previously reported, Mayfield was arrested on Feb. 25th when cops tried to confront the QB about a violent incident earlier in the evening. 

That's when Baker tried to run ... but a linebacker-esque officer quickly launched at Mayfield, rocking him into a wall and taking him down to the ground. 

Mayfield yelled back at the officers -- but they eventually subdued him and arrested him for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing.

Mayfield later apologized for the incident -- saying he embarrassed his family, friends, teammates and fans. 


Vince Young Has a Message For the Haters

3/9/2017 3:43 PM PST

Vince Young says he isn't playing football again to be a backup QB -- telling TMZ Sports he's gunning for the starting job ... and vows to turn his haters into VY believers. 

The newest member of the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders knows there are skeptics who think he'll fail ... but when we spoke with the 33-year-old, he had a strong message for the doubters. 

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