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Johnny Manziel It's 'Comeback Season' ... For My Swag!!!

1/22/2018 4:14 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Johnny Manziel and his hot fiancee have a message for all the Johnny Football lovers (and haters) out there -- IT'S COMEBACK SEASON!!!

No, Manziel hasn't finalized his deal with the CFL ... but him and Bre Tiesi are out flaunting his "ComebackSZN" gear as he waits on word from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Johnny and Bre weren't too chatty when we got 'em leaving Delilah in L.A. over the weekend ... but they were happy to show off a sample of Manziel's new signature swag.

M I D N I G H T #ComebackSZN

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And if hoodies aren't your thing ... they also got t-shirts with Johnny's face on a $2 bill and "lost in the sauce" dad hats!!

Never change, Johnny. 

NFL Legend Cortez Kennedy Donates Brain to CTE Research ... Autopsy Reveals

1/22/2018 2:10 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy donated his brain to the most famous CTE research center in the world when he passed away in May ... this according to the autopsy obtained by TMZ Sports

Kennedy's body was discovered by a friend on May 23, 2017. At the time, it was unclear how the 48-year-old passed away

But according to the autopsy report, the official cause of death is hypertensive heart disease -- a heart condition caused by high blood pressure, according to Healthline.com. 

The medical examiner also lists pneumonia and diabetes as a contributing factor to Kennedy's death. He's listed in the autopsy as 6'1" and 265 lbs. 

As we previously reported, Kennedy was hospitalized for swollen legs just days before he died. 

The report shows Kennedy's family requested the ex-NFL star's brain be sent to the Boston University CTE Center for further examination. 

BU is widely regarded as the leader in CTE research -- they've studied the brains of several deceased NFL stars including Aaron Hernandez and Dave Duerson

Kennedy played 11 seasons for the Seattle Seahawks ... and was an 8x Pro Bowler. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

Oakland Raiders To Sean Smith Accuser: Don't Blame Us for Alleged Beatdown

1/22/2018 10:43 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Oakland Raiders are firing back at the man who sued the NFL team over an alleged attack at the hands of star cornerback Sean Smith ... claiming the team has NOTHING to do with the incident. 

The accuser is Christopher Woods -- who claims Smith beat the hell out of him on July 4, 2017 outside of a bar in Pasadena, CA. 

Wood not only sued Smith -- but also went after the Raiders claiming the team's aggressive strength and conditioning programs turned Smith into a human-wrecking machine. Wood also claimed Smith was in town as part of a team-sponsored promotional and marketing trip. 

But the Raiders are calling B.S. -- claiming "the alleged assault has no conceivable nexus to the Raiders or Smith's employment with the Raiders." 

The team essentially says in new docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court ... if the allegations are true, Smith acted on his own -- your beef is with him, not us. 

As we previously reported, Wood claims Smith stomped on his face during the incident -- causing multiple facial fractures that required surgery. Wood claims he suffered brain damage. 

The Raiders are asking the judge to toss the suit against the team. There's a hearing on the matter in February. 

Terrell Owens to Dak Prescott: Watch Your Back In Dallas

1/22/2018 9:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Terrell Owens says the Dallas Cowboys have a long history of turning on superstar players and running them out of town ... and he doesn't want Dak Prescott to be the next victim. 

Owens was at LAX when we asked about his weekend Twitter comments ... when he argued that Dallas' disappointing 9-7 record was not Dak's fault. He also argued that Dak is NOT trying to turn the locker room against Dez Bryant, who also had a disappointing season.  

Instead, Owens seemed to argue that the Cowboys coaching staff and other execs are pushing the negative narratives to create a fall guy ... so they can then fire that guy and look like heroes. 

Case in point ... Terrell Owens (according to Terrell Owens). 

T.O. says that's exactly what happened to him back when he sported the star -- claiming Tony Romo and then-offensive coordinator Jason Garrett teamed up to force him out to save face.  

"Everybody knows what went down," Owens says ... insisting there are multiple witnesses from the Cowboys who will attest that he was done dirty in Big D. 

"I just didn't like the way they were trying to say Dak is the problem or Dak is putting the blame or turning people against Dez. That's not fair to Dak."

Philadelphia Eagles Post-Beatdown Get Down ... To Chief Keef & Meek Mill

1/22/2018 7:57 AM PST
Breaking News

Here's video of the Philadelphia Eagles dancing their damn faces off after destroying the Minnesota Vikings ... and we gotta say, the guys look like they could've gone another two quarters.

Moments after the game was over, WR Alshon Jeffery took his celebration to IG live and got live with his teammates ... while Chief Keef and Meek Mill blasted in the background.

Highlights included Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie getting into the act, but the guy who stole the show was CB Jalen Mills, who broke it down with a Macarena-style turn up we've never seen before.

Good luck in the Super Bowl guys ... you're probably going to need it.

Philadelphia PD Only 6 Arrests Despite Pre-Game, Post-Game Insanity

1/22/2018 6:15 AM PST
Exclusive Details

There was blood before the game ... and fires afterward -- but the Philadelphia PD tells us only 6 PEOPLE were arrested on Sunday in connection to the NFC Championship madness. 

One person was arrested for assault on a police officer -- we're told the incident took place in the parking lot at Lincoln Financial Field before the game. 

2 more people were arrested for disorderly conduct -- and 3 others were busted for counterfeit ticket sales. 

All in all ... seems like a win considering the videos and photos that surfaced showing police on horseback taking control during the pregame tailgates. 

Afterward, fans went crazy in the streets -- but according to police, it wasn't as bad as social media made it look. 

Congrats! 

Karl-Anthony Towns Fly Eagles, Fly! ... Bring On the Patriots!

1/22/2018 6:01 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

He plays for Minnesota, but NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns was ALL ABOUT PHILLY on Sunday -- decked out in Eagles gear ... and celebrating after the victory!

The Timberwolves star (who's in town to play the Clippers) hit up Craig's -- in a very good mood -- reveling in his team's NFC Championship victory over the Minnesota Vikings. 

FYI, KAT grew up in Edison, NJ -- about 60 miles from Philly.

So, how does he feel about the Eagles' chances against Tom Brady?

He likes it. A lot. 

Bengals' Pacman Jones Marvin Lewis 'Saved My Life' ... PUMPED He's Back!

1/22/2018 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Pacman Jones is going to bat for Marvin Lewis on the heels of his head-scratching contract extension ... telling TMZ Sports he couldn't be happier about the Bengals coach getting 2 more years.

Pacman wasn't kidding -- saying the team's struggles are the players' fault, 100%, and calling Lewis "one of the best coaches that's EVER been in the game."

Jones even claims Marvin "saved my life" ... probably 'cause he gave him a shot when no other NFL teams would touch him. 

Pacman also heaped a ton of praise on Joe Mixon and A.J. McCarron ... and generally seemed to be in great spirits even though his season ended early. 

New year, new #squadgoals, right??

Vikings vs. Eagles City of Hubba-Ly Love!!! NFC Championship WAGS Face Off in Philly

1/21/2018 12:25 AM PST

No cold front expected when the Minnesota Vikings travel to play the Philadelphia Eagles for a shot at Super Bowl LII ... and you can blame these HOTTIES!!!

Though the Vikings are led by a QB that went undrafted and the Eagles' man waited until Pick No. 88 to get off the board ... these smoke shows no doubt are No. 1 pick material.

To the left is Ally Courtnall ... Vikings LB Eric Kendricks' girlfriend. To the right is Viviana Volpicelli who is dating Eagles WR Nelson Agholor. Doesn't end there ... we also have the WAGS of Adam Thielen, Andrew Sendejo and Patrick Elflein reppin' SKOL nation and also the ladies of Lane Johnson, Brandon Graham and Jordan Hicks for the Bleeding Green.

Don't say we never did anything for ya ... 

Troy Brown Relax Pats Fans ... Brady 'Injury' Ain't Nothin'

1/19/2018 8:57 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tom Brady's finger won't stop him from being his terrific self on Sunday ... so says his ex-teammate, Troy Brown, who's telling Pats fans to CHIIIIILLL, 'cause Brady is tough as nails.

Brady suffered a mystery injury during practice this week -- and it's unclear how serious (or not serious) the injury really is. Some are speculating he badly dislocated a finger. 

We talked to Troy Brown, Brady's teammate for 7 years -- winning 3 Super Bowls -- who COMPLETELY brushed off the idea that TB would be affected by the setback.

"The guy's tough as nails, I think the last time he missed a game it was an ACL tear. Regardless of what's going on with his hand, his finger, whatever it is, relax people Tom Brady's gonna be fine on Sunday."

Now everyone in Boston can breathe easy, and everyone outside of Boston can be pissed.

Bill Belichick Regrets Jimmy G Trade? Coach Gives Reporter Death Stare

1/19/2018 7:01 AM PST
Breaking News

With Tom Brady nursing a mysterious hand injury just days before the AFC Championship, a reporter asked Bill Belichick if he regrets trading away Jimmy Garoppolo

Holy God, does Bill look angry. 

Belichick was at the podium talking to the media Friday morning ... when he was asked multiple questions about how the Patriots are preparing for Sunday with regard to Tom's injury. 

Bill wasn't having any of it ... especially when the Jimmy G question came up. 

Of course, Tom's super talented backup QB was traded away to the 49ers toward the end of the season. Now, Brady's #2 is Brian Hoyer -- who's just not Garoppolo. 

Watch the clip ... think Belichick actually does have regrets? 

Ex-NYG Star Derrick Ward Accused of Brutality Against Wife

1/18/2018 4:16 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Former New York Giants running back Derrick Ward threatened to kill his wife and physically attacked her ... so she claims in new legal docs.

Naomi Lee Allen-Ward just got a restraining order, claiming Derrick has been verbally, emotionally and physically abusive toward her.

She gives several instances in her docs, including one where she says he was schooling her daughter about scuffed shoes and she chimed in to help calm down the situation. She says he responded, "You always have to f***ing say something! I hate you! I'll kill you! I don't care if I go to jail."

In another instance, during an argument in October of last year, she says he lunged toward her, poked her in the face and put his hands around her throat, saying, "You're so f***ing stupid."

She says she's been on the receiving end of monthly outbursts since their relationship began 9 years ago, but he became physically abusive over the last year. She says he shoves her, punches walls, breaks objects ... all in front of their children.

The restraining order requires Derrick to stay 100 yards away from his wife and children. 

We reached out to Ward ... so far, no word back.

Eli Roth 'Cancel the Super Bowl' ... Nobody Beats Brady

1/18/2018 2:48 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Eli Roth's got a grand idea for the NFL -- CANCEL THE DAMN SUPER BOWL ... 'cause no squad's got a chance in hell of overthrowing Tom Brady and the Patriots dynasty. 

"It's over! Just give him the title! Brady's the GOAT," Eli told TMZ Sports outside Craig's in L.A.

The horror film guru clearly ain't impressed by the Eagles, Vikings and Jaguars -- who his Pats play this weekend -- so why waste time delaying the inevitable??

Hey, he said it, not us.

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