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NFL Pro Bowlers Harrison Is Lying He Knew Kaepernick Was Mixed

8/30/2016 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rodney Harrison is FULL OF CRAP when he says he didn't know Colin Kaepernick was mixed race ... so say NFL Pro Bowlers Brendon Ayanbadejo & Robert Smith ... who ain't buying Harrison's excuse.

Robert and Brendon came on the "TMZ Sports" TV show and talked about Harrison's comments on Kaepernick, and the apology in which Rodney said he had no clue Kaepernick was mixed.

The two stars ... both mixed themselves ... totally called BS on Harrison's excuse with Robert saying "I'm not buying that" and Brendon going even further saying Harrison's explanation was an "escape plan."

Check out the clip ... the two men are really fired up ...  and peep the full interview Tuesday on TMZ Sports at 11:30PM ET/8:30PM PT on FS1.

Rodney Harrison No Punishment From NBC After Controversial Kaepernick Comments

8/30/2016 1:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0830_rodney-harrison_nbc_sports_gettyRodney Harrison WILL NOT BE DISCIPLINED for his controversial comments about Colin Kaepernick ... a rep for NBC Sports tells TMZ Sports.

Harrison made the shocking comments during a radio interview Tuesday morning saying, "I'm a black man and Colin Kaepernick ... he's not black."

Harrison later apologized and backtracked ... explaining he "never even knew [Kaepernick] was mixed."

Still, many anticipated Rodney would be punished by NBC ... or even FIRED for his comments.

However, a rep for NBC Sports tells us Rodney will face NO punishment or discipline ... and is expected to be on the air for "Football Night in America" on September 11th.

NFL's Rodney Harrison Colin Kaepernick Is Not Black ... Mixed Race Doesn't Count

8/30/2016 8:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar10:37 AM PT -- Harrison just issued a statement on Twitter saying, "I apologize to anyone that I offended, wasn't meant to be hurtful to anyone. God bless."

However, we spoke with him on the phone and he didn't back down -- essentially saying the comments he made on the radio show were his real feelings and he stood by them. update-grey-gray-barColin Kaepernick is not a TRUE black man ... because he's mixed race ... so says ex-NFL star Rodney Harrison. 

The former Patriots safety went on SportsTalk 790 in Houston -- and not only blasted Kaepernick for his National Anthem protest, but says he doesn't REALLY understand the plight of black Americans because his birth mother is white. 

"I'll tell you this," Harrison said ... "I'm a black man and Colin Kaepernick ... he's NOT BLACK."

"He cannot understand what I face and what other black men and black people face on a every single [day] basis."

Check out the audio ... Harrison essentially says there's a scale that measures blackness ... and Kaep doesn't measure up. 

[H/T BSO

UFC's Alistair Overeem Brock Lesnar Will Never Return to UFC

8/30/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Brock Lesnar is DONE in the UFC -- and will never fight in the Octagon ever again, despite his hopes for a comeback ... so says Alistair Overeem.

Overeem is one of the few guys who actually beat Lesnar during his MMA career -- so when we saw him at LAX, we asked if there was a chance we'd ever see a rematch.

Problem is ... according to Alistair, we'll never see another Brock match, period -- following the drug allegations surrounding UFC 200.

You can see in the video Alistair has A LOT more he wants to say ... but bites his tongue.

It's interesting considering we just got Brock out earlier this month and he told us a UFC return was still a possibility

We'll see ...

Iggy Azalea French Gave Me a Major Ride ... FOR $60,000!!

8/29/2016 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-french-montana-iggy-azalea-instagram-02Iggy Azalea seems to be over Nick Young -- 'cause she's found herself a new guy in French Montana ... maybe. 

Sources close to both rappers tell TMZ ... French dropped $60k for a private jet and flew Iggy and some friends to Cabo over the weekend. We're also told Iggy and French shared a room in the oceanfront home they rented. 

0829-french-montana-iggy-azalea-instagramFrench and Iggy have been kickin' it nonstop since hanging out in Vegas last month, where they reportedly cut a new track together. Sources say they've also been going on a few dates in L.A. 

We're told they're not officially a couple yet, but Iggy's got a track record with dudes on boats. 

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Drake & Rihanna Up All Night Making Us Wonder

8/29/2016 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Drake and Rihanna -- are they bangin' or is it just a figment of our imagination?

Drizzy and RiRi played followed the leader at Up & Down in NYC where they probably had lots to talk about after Drake straight-up said at the VMAs he's been in love with Rihanna since he was 22.

Just do it already.

Bill Goldberg 'Wheels In Motion' For WWE Return

8/29/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0826_goldberg_wweGet ready for a snowball in hell ... 'cause sources tell TMZ Sports pro wrestling legend Bill Goldberg is in talks with WWE honchos about a possible return to the squared circle. 

It's huge news considering Goldberg HATED Vince McMahon when he left WWE back in 2004 -- and repeatedly vowed to never work for the company ever again.  

But Goldberg recently struck a deal to appear in the WWE 2K17 video game -- and sources tell us the two sides are now talking about expanding their working relationship. 

In fact, when we shot Goldberg out last week ... we noticed that his anti-WWE stance has softened in a big way ... and said he would even entertain an offer if company officials wanted to make a deal. 

"Life's too short to dwell upon past differences," Goldberg told us ... who also pointed out that he's 49 years old and the "clock's ticking."

One plugged in source tells us Goldberg's people have been in touch with the WWE about a return and "the wheels are in motion."

We reached out to Goldberg's rep, Uncle Louie, but he had no comment. 

Stay tuned ... 

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WWE Star Enzo I Body Slammed Victor Cruz ... In HS Football Game

8/28/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

What happens when a future NFL star meets a future WWE star on a high school football field?

According to WWE star Enzo, an NFL player took a ring-style body slam ... and he claims he delivered one of those to none other than NY Giants WR Victor Cruz.

We got Enzo -- and his tag team partner, Cass -- out in NYC and asked him to tell us about one of the proudest moments in his athletic career ... the time he claims he took it to VC.

Check out the clip -- Enzo is an absolute character ... and gives the most hilariously disrespectful play-by-play we've ever heard.

BTW -- the tackle in question is ON VIDEO ... watch below and see if it lives up to the hype.

Justin Bieber I Got Yer Footlong Right Here, Sofia

8/26/2016 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber is one helluva a multitasker ... dancing, chowing down on a sub and getting some QT with Sofia Richie ... and he did it all in front of the TMZ Celebrity Tour bus.

Sofia and the Biebs were cruising down Sunset Blvd in WeHo Thursday during rush hour when they ended up stopped next to our bus.

We tried to get some intel on JB's sandwich of choice, but all he was giving up was his dance moves. Fans on the bus and on Sunset Blvd. seemed more than satisfied.

 

Demi Lovato Dating UFC's Luke Rockhold ... We're Cool for the Summer

8/26/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0826_demi_lovato_luke_rockhold_tmz_instagramSecret's out ... Demi Lovato is dating UFC superstar Luke Rockhold -- and TMZ Sports has learned it's a romance that's been blooming for a couple months.

Our sources tell us ... the 24-year-old singer hit it off with the 31-year-old former UFC middleweight champ earlier this year while training at Unbreakable gym in Los Angeles.

Long story short ... we're told the two clicked right away -- and have even sent some secret inside messages to each other on social media ... including a back and forth with smiley face art on their fingers.

Congrats!

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Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Talking Again ... So, You're Telling Me There's a Chance

8/26/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0825_casper_smart_in_nyc_splash-3Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez are talking again and on friendly terms ... the only difference is J Lo broke up with him and he's in denial.

Casper flew to NYC to be with Lopez, who's there for 4 months shooting her TV show, "Shades of Blue." Sources close to both of them tell TMZ, their relationship is "amicable" and they are still great friends with a lot of affection and history ... but J Lo has made it clear ... they are no longer a couple.

As for Casper, we're told he is not accepting the breakup and is in strong denial. As we reported, the last straw in the relationship was Saturday night, when Casper blew off a big fundraising event in the Hamptons -- an event where J Lo wanted Casper to accompany her -- to attend UFC 202.

Casper thinks it's just another fight, but J Lo is resolute -- the relationship is over.

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'Bachelor in Paradise' Exes You're Now Free to Kiss & Make Up Around the Cabin

8/26/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0825-izzy-vinny-tmz-01"Bachelor in Paradise" stars Izzy Goodkind and Vinny Ventiera are making the quantum leap from epic TV breakup to real-life PDA ... at 30,000 feet.

We got a pic of Izzy and Vinny getting cozy Wednesday during their L.A. to NYC flight, and they didn't seem too concerned with any spoiler alerts. Passengers say they couldn't keep their hands off each other ... and Izzy eventually fell asleep in his lap.

Worth noting: Vinny took a center seat to sit next to her. THAT's gotta be love.

As of Tuesday night's 'BiP' this seemed totally improbable -- Vinny left the island after a blowout fight with Izzy. So, what changed between taping the show and now?

Our photog got them at LAX right before they boarded the flight. They tried peddling that ole "just friends" bit ... until Izzy blew their cover. Check it out. 

Jason Momoa Somethin' Brewin' ... With 'GoT' Creators

8/26/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0825-jason-momoa-guinness-beer-INSTAGRAm-04Jason Momoa hyped up "Game of Thrones" fans by hanging with the show's creators in Northern Ireland -- where they're about to roll on season 7 -- but it's not what you think.

Momoa captioned the pic with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss "ALOHA DROGO," and fans immediately speculated Khal Drogo was coming back from the dead.

The real story ... Jason just loves to party, and happened to be about an hour away from his bros. Our sources tell us he was in Dublin touring the Guinness Brewery, where they gave him his own custom "Mano Brew," 'cause ... look at the handsome bastard.

We're told Momoa's absolutely not filming NOW ... but never say never.

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