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Kevin Hart

I'm Glad I Roasted Jameis

... 'He's a Good Kid'

11/21/2014 6:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

112114_kevin_hart_launchYou only roast the ones you love ... this according to Kevin Hart who says he actually LIKES Jameis Winston ... and that's why he grilled the FSU star to his face last week.

The "Wedding Ringer" star was leaving The Nice Guy restaurant on La Cienega last night when he defended the Florida State quarterback. 

"He's a good guy. He's a good kid. He's a great athlete," Hart said. 

When asked if he went a little too hard on the guy by teasing him about the crab theft incident in front of all of his FSU teammates, Hart shot that down too.  

Jameis didn't seem happy about the grilling at the time ... but clearly, Hart is confident the two are on good terms. 


USC's Josh Shaw

Teammates PISSED

He's Back from Suspension

11/19/2014 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Josh Shaw Reinstated USC FootballUSC cornerback Josh Shaw -- who got busted lying about being a hero -- is back from suspension, but some of his Trojan teammates tell TMZ Sports they're not happy he's putting on the pads again.

Shaw was reinstated by the team Tuesday after he was suspended back in September for concocting a fake story about saving a drowning child to cover up how he injured himself.

We spoke to several Trojans who say they were "speechless" when they heard Shaw was rejoining the team -- because they don't think he deserves to start over players who didn't get in trouble and have been playing all season.

The team has 2 big games left this season -- UCLA and Notre Dame -- and although Shaw is not yet listed as a starter, many players think it's only a matter of time.

Don't expect any mutiny, though -- the players say they won't bitch to coaches because, as one player put it, "We don't have to be happy with it ... just gotta roll with it."

Snoop Dogg

High Praise for Le'Veon Bell

You Deserve a Blunt!

11/18/2014 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

111814_snoop_dogg_launchBurn the Titans. Burn with Snoop ... that seems to be the rapper's motto because he just offered up a fat victory blunt to Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell

Snoop -- a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan -- was so impressed with the running back's record-setting performance last night, he offered Bell a smokeable reward to enjoy the next time they get together. 

He's calling it a "LeGarrette BLUNT" ... get it? 

Might not be the best idea, considering Bell (and coincidentally LeGarrette Blount) were arrested for weed possession in Pittsburgh earlier this year.

Then again, maybe he's got glaucoma.

'Cleveland Show' Star

Kevin Hart Needs To Lay Off Jameis

... He's Just A Kid

11/18/2014 11:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

111714_corey_holcomb_launchKevin Hart shouldn't have called out Jameis Winston ... so says one of the stars of "The Cleveland Show" who says the QB isn't a bad guy -- just a "bonehead kid."

TMZ Sports spoke with Corey Holcomb -- the comic who voiced Robert on the sitcom -- who tells us Hart was too hard on the guy this weekend when he told him to stop "doing dumb s**t."

"He's an immature kid," Corey said. "He's in college ... he's supposed to have fun."

Corey says most people do "bonehead stuff" in college ... and Jameis is no exception. He just needs to grow out of it. 

Still, Corey does have some advice for the Heisman winner. Check out the clip ...


Florida State Coach

It's Not My Job To Investigate Jameis Winston

11/10/2014 2:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1110_jamies_winston_gettyFlorida State University head football coach Jimbo Fisher just addressed questions about the NCAA investigation into Jameis Winston -- saying it's completely out of his hands.

Fisher just spoke with the Orlando Sentinel ... and when asked about the NCAA's probe into allegations Winston was involved in a point shaving scheme to help a high school buddy win a bet, here's what he said: 

"How many reports do we get on guys all the time? We send it to the proper channels and they handle it and you move on."

Fisher did not specify what the proper channels are ... or what information he gave them. 

When the Sentinel again pushed about the NCAA investigation, Jimbo reiterated ... "I just send it to the proper channels."

We called FSU for comment -- but they hung up on us. 

Jameis Winston

Teammates Call BS

... He's No Point-Shaver

11/7/2014 10:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0924-jameis-winston-getty-02Jameis Winston's teammates are rallying around the QB -- telling TMZ Sports there's NO WAY Winston was shaving points during the Louisville game ... saying, "He cares about winning too much."

We spoke to FSU football players who didn't want to be named who told us ... Jameis was playing as hard and as intense as he always does when he took the field on October 30th.

We're told the team has been buzzing about the report that Jameis allegedly point-shaved in the 1st half to help his friend win a bet ... but the overwhelming opinion in the locker room is that it's complete B.S.

As one source put it ... "They're just trying to hate on that man. Not one time would he EVER cheat."

Jameis Winston

Allegations of Point Shaving

Reportedly Tanked During Louisville Game

11/7/2014 6:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1107_jameis-winston_gettyNew reports have surfaced alleging Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was involved in a point shaving scheme to help an old high school teammate win a $5,000 bet. 

According to the report, Winston tanked the 1st half of the FSU vs. Louisville game on October 30th ... after his buddy Chris Rabb allegedly placed a bet for Louisville to be winning at halftime. 

Winston's play in the 1st half was atrocious ... and FSU was down 21-7.

FSU eventually came back and won the game -- but according to the report, the final score had no bearing on Rabb's bet.

FYI -- point shaving is illegal and punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

So far, it's unclear if law enforcement is investigating -- but we're working to find out if that's the case.
7:55 AM PT -- We spoke with a rep for the FBI who tells us, "We are the agency that would investigate these claims."

However, when we asked if there was an active investigation into Jameis ... the FBI told us, "I can neither confirm nor deny that we are investigating allegations of point shaving."

Notre Dame WR

No Punishment

For Dating Porn Star

10/28/2014 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Notre Dame may not want its players banging before marriage, but it will NOT suspend Justin Brent for "dating" porn star Lisa Ann ... TMZ Sports has learned.

A Notre Dame football spokesman says the freshman wide receiver will escape any punishment -- and will suit up for the Navy game this weekend. He added Coach Brian Kelly met with Brent when he got back to campus ... and it's no longer an issue.

It may sound strange, but sources connected with the university tell us Brent did nothing wrong. The official university stance is that students "may be subject" to punishment if they have premarital sex ... but there's no public proof Brent and the legendary "Nailin' Palin" star banged.

We're told administrators did question Brent about a leaked photo (rated PG) of him in bed with LA ... but since he had nothing to do with it getting out, there's no issue. ND officials merely warned Brent to be careful because he represents the university -- a.k.a. be smart about what you post on social media.


Notre Dame WR

Everyone Should Bang a Porn Star

... Says Young Jeezy

10/28/2014 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

102814_young_jezzy_launchThe Notre Dame WR who's dating a famous porn star is getting some pretty major support from a big celebrity -- with rapper Young Jeezy telling us, "More power to him!"

Jeezy was out in NYC when we asked him about 19-year-old freshman Justin Brent -- who went on very public date with "Nailin' Pailin" star Lisa Ann last week ... leaving many to wonder how ND officials felt about a student at a Catholic school keeping XXX company.

"If he enjoys it, ain't nothing wrong with it," Jeezy says.

In fact, Jeezy says everyone should try dating a sex professional!

Brent has kept a pretty low profile since the date pics surfaced -- but according to Jeezy, dude's got NOTHING to be ashamed of.

Florida State

Starting RB Under Investigation

... Domestic Battery

10/27/2014 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1027-karlos-williams-getty-01More drama for Florida State University ... starting running back Karlos Williams is now being investigated by police for alleged domestic battery.

According to the Tallahassee PD, Williams -- a senior and the team's leading rusher -- is being investigated for an October 25th incident. 

Officials say the case has been assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. 

We're told Tallahassee PD was initially contacted by FSU officials, who reported the alleged incident ... but so far, details have not been released. 

It's just the latest in a string of off-the-field incidents involving FSU players -- most of which involve QB Jameis Winston.

Lane Kiffin

No Special Police Protection

... For Tennessee Return

10/23/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1022-lane-kiffen-getty-01Lane Kiffin will NOT receive any special protection from the University of Tennessee PD when he returns to UT this weekend -- despite the fact everyone in the state hates his guts. 

Kiffin -- who's now an offensive coordinator for Alabama -- is still despised in the Volunteer state for ditching the school in 2009 for USC after less than a year in the job. 

But when he returns to TN for the first time this weekend, the UT Police Department tells TMZ Sports there will NOT be a special unit assigned to protect Lane or his family. Translation -- they don't feel Lane's safety is in any real danger.  

Weird considering the UT student body hung Lane in effigy when he left the school -- and his own mother says she's extremely concerned for his safety in Knoxville this weekend. 

Still, one law enforcement source tells us ... "He'll get what every typical coach would get."

Yeah, problem is ... not every "typical coach" has a wife who's actively TROLLING the UT fanbase on Twitter with Volunteer-themed jokes. 

Here's one Layla Kiffin posted on Wednesday -- "Knock-knock. Who's there? #Orange. Orange who? Or'ange you glad we're coming back to Knoxville?"

We called Alabama to find out if the school would be providing extra protection to the Kiffin family -- but so far, radio silence from Tuscaloosa.

Harvey's NFL Fantasy Picks

Have Faith In The Short Man

9/26/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


It's that time of the season ... the point where your Fantasy Football team is either going to rise to the top -- or plummet into the losers bracket. But worry not, Harvey Levin is here to help. 

Our tiny fearless leader has teamed up with Draftkings to dish out his Fantasy Football picks of the week -- so you can save your squad!! So without further ado ... take it away Haaaaarv! 

Fantasy Musts:

Tom Brady -- "I've thought pretty long and hard about this. And I gotta say ... Tom Brady is my guy. I gotta feeling he's gonna be strong after uniting with Bob Kraft over the high-five fail. People haven't high-fived me my entire life and I turned out OK."

Darren Sproles -- "He's short. I'm short. United we stand."

Fantasy Bust:

Aaron Rodgers -- "I'm worried about Aaron Rodgers because I think he gets psyched out by the media. And I think all those stories about Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson are probably messing with his mind. And the more he thinks about it, the more it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

"He should be focusing on the Bears ... not Olivia Munn."

Remember, head to Draftkings to get a shot to win $10k by participating in this week's $100k Play-Action Pool. Draftkings offers 1-week fantasy football contests where you can pick a new team every week.

Good luck!!!

'Right In the P***y' Creators


... He's a Hero!

9/17/2014 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guys who created the "F**k Her Right in the P***y" craze tell TMZ Sports ... they're PROUD of Jameis Winston for spreading their message to the masses and hope his teammates follow suit. 

We spoke with John Cain and his pal Fred -- who first posted videos screaming the phrase on the Internet earlier this year -- and it's clear they're upset Jameis is being punished for the incident. 

In fact, when we asked Fred (the guy in the hood) how he felt about FSU ... he couldn't have been more clear -- "F**k THEM right in the p***y."

The guys are now calling for the entire student body at Florida State to rally around Winston with a NEW war cry at this weekend's game ... can you guess what it is??


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