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Drake

Dissed By Texans Cheerleaders

... Back to the Bottom?!

5/8/2015 4:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Drake got absolutely NO LOVE from the Houston Texans cheerleading squad ... and apparently won't be getting any in the future either ... 'cause the WHOLE TEAM said he's completely undateable. 

The cheer squad stopped by "H-Town Live" on 104.1 KRBE in Houston on Friday to talk music and pop culture ... when the host put them through a fun rapid question and answer sesh. 

But you have to watch the reaction when he asks if any of them would ever date Drake -- a guy who spends A LOT of time in Houston.

It's a mass rejection. 

Question is ... do you actually believe them???

Texans Cheerleading Team

You Like Twins?

Well, We Got Em!

4/21/2015 11:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0421_houston_texans_cheerleaders_twins_launchThe Houston Texans have somehow found a way to combine two things guys love -- football and twins -- and they've done it in the best possible way.

The Houston Texans Cheerleading Team is about to head out on location to shoot their new calendar in Puerto Rico, so naturally they snapped a few photos of the girls to get ready. 

The team did a photo shoot of the 13 girls chosen for the 12 months, with one lucky month getting extra attention in the form of a pair of redheads who are new to the team. 

It's safe to say they made a doubly good impression.

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Hot Hopefuls Twerk It Out

... For Spot On The Squad

3/30/2015 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0330_dallas_cowboys_cheerleaders_tryouts_launchRoughly 1,000 of the hottest chicks in Texas went down to Houston this weekend ... to try out for a spot on the Texans cheerleading squad ... and TMZ Sports has pics from the smokin' hot audition. 

There are 35 spots on the squad -- and EVERYONE needs to tryout ... including members of last year's team. 

Right now, we're told the team has cut the roster down to 50 ... with final cuts coming in the next few days. 

Meantime, take a look at the pics -- they're all winners to us. 

J.J. Watt

Slips On Box Jump

... Takes Out Spotter

3/18/2015 7:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0318-justin-james-instagramHere's 6'5", 290 pound NFL superstar J.J. Watt trying to land a box jump during a recent training session. 

The tiny man behind him was tasked with catching Watt in the event he slipped and fell during the jump. 

Poor guy. 

Watt tried to make the leap by jumping more than 5-feet onto the mats ... but missed -- sending himself and the spotter crashing to the ground.

Maybe Wesley Snipes was right ... 

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NFL's D.J. Swearinger

Out of the Dog House

... In Alleged Truck Theft

3/10/2015 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The case of "D.J. Swearinger Steals His Own Truck" is officially closed ... after the NFL star forked over a HUGE check to the people who pimped it out ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... cops launched an investigation into the Houston Texans safety after he allegedly ordered $20k worth of upgrades to his 2013 F250 from a customizer in Texas ... and then drove it off the lot without paying

The upgrades were pretty awesome -- matte black paint with a Batman logo, speakers, new wheels, custom grill, train horn, etc. 

Now, the Harris County Sheriff's Office tells us .... they've been in touch with the customizers who say the debt has since been paid off in full. 

Translation -- case closed. 

It's been a bad month for Swearinger -- his pit bull dog also bit his Texans teammate Jadeveon Clowney. Fortunately, Clowney only suffered minor injuries in the attack. 

Jadeveon Clowney

Bit By Teammate's Pit Bull

... Hospitalized

3/10/2015 8:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0310-jadeveon-clowney-dog-bite-Document-Launch-Templateupdate_graphic_red_bar10:27 AM PT -- Swearinger just issued a statement saying ... "For the record.....my dog and clowney were just playing and it wasnt a serious bite."

"They were only playing....cool out on all that. #thanks."update-grey-gray-barHouston Texans star Jadeveon Clowney was HOSPITALIZED after the former #1 draft pick was reportedly bit in the arm by his teammate's pit bull. 

According to police records obtained by SportsRadio 610, the dog -- owned by Texans safety D.J. Swearinger -- got Clowney in the right arm ... piercing the skin. 

Clowney was taken to a nearby emergency room where he was treated -- and officials determined the dog had all of his shots. 

The pit bull was ordered to be on home quarantine -- and we're told Swearinger agreed..

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Houston Texans Star

Allegedly Steals Own Truck

... Cops Investigating [Update]

3/5/2015 8:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar3:29 PM PT -- A rep for Swearinger tells TMZ Sports ... "This incident was an unfortunate misunderstanding, and we are working on resolving the issue."

The rep adds, "DJ is just focused right now on his off-season training and looking forward to the upcoming season."update-grey-gray-barHouston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger is under investigation in Texas ... after the 23-year-old allegedly stole his own truck from a customizer without paying for $20k in upgrades ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

It's a bizarre story, but here's how it breaks down: 

According to a police report filed in Houston, Swearinger took his 2013 F250 truck to Espi Motors to get his ride pimped out like a boss -- matte black paint with a Batman logo, speakers, new wheels, custom grill, train horn, etc. 

But according to Espi, when he came to pick up the whip, he got sticker shock ... and drove it off the lot WITHOUT paying for the work. 

Espi tried to track down Swearinger to get the cash, but D.J. went M.I.A. so Espi filed a police report.  

Law enforcement sources tell us cops are investigating the situation. 

We reached out to Swearinger, his agent and the Texans for comment -- so far, radio silence. 

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J.J. Watt

Mystery Cabin Revealed

AND IT'S FREAKIN' SICK!

3/2/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Just because J.J. Watt bought a cabin in the middle of nowhere, doesn't mean he's gotta rough it -- 'cause TMZ Sports has the first pic of J.J.'s new Wisconsin pad ... and it's AWESOME!

Watt bought the digs last month as a private getaway for secluded off-season training purposes, describing the home as "really minimalistic" and a way to totally commit to his regimen. 

Well, when you have a $100 million contract "minimalistic" runs around  $800,000 and features 4,500 square feet of living space ... with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and oh yeah ... an elevator.

The property is just outside Milwaukee -- and sits on 35 acres of midwestern wilderness, perfect for "Rocky IV" style Arctic level training.

Word is he plans to transform the barn on the property into a home gym ... just in case chopping down trees gets too easy.

Arian Foster

Settles Baby Mama Drama

2/18/2015 3:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Houston Texans star Arian Foster is putting his nasty baby mama feud behind him by settling their child custody and support battle ... before it went to trial.

According to court records, Foster and Brittany Norwood decided they didn't want to take the case to trial and have come to an agreement on their own. The two were supposed to appear in a Houston court next week, but that's been cancelled.

As TMZ Sports first reported, Norwood filed court docs last year claiming when she got pregnant with Foster's kid ... he harassed her to get an abortion. She gave birth to a boy last summer.

Foster responded by claiming she was lying about him in public to shake him down for cash. The judge eventually placed a gag order on both of them.

Attorneys for Arian and Brittany refused to comment about the settlement ... due to the gag order.

JJ Watt

I Know How to Spend My Fortune ...

MAN-CATION!!!

2/9/2015 10:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0209-jj-watt-twitter-01You know when you're a kid and you promise your friends all sorts of cool stuff if you ever get super rich?

Well, J.J. Watt is making it happen. 

The Houston Texans star -- who signed a $100 million contract last year and then Googled, "What do rich people buy?" -- finally figured out how to spend his cash ... beach trips with his homies. 

Watt just posted a pic from some fancy beach resort and wrote, "One weekend a year, 10 best friends from high school. Always remember where you came from & who helped get you here."

#ItsGoodToBeRich

JaVale McGee & D.J. Swearinger

NBA Star and NFL Star Unite

To CRUSH L.A. Strip Club

1/28/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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What do a 7'0" center for the Denver Nuggets and a 5'10" safety for the Houston Texans have in common?

A love of dat ass ...

Cause JaVale McGee (the center) and D.J. Swearinger (the safety) were both at a L.A. strip club this past Monday CRUSHING it ... showing more than $16K on some of the hard working ladies.

The two stars hit up Ace Of Diamonds in L.A. -- the hottest new shake spot in the city -- and from what we're told the two went BANANAS inside the joint, spending some serious green on the ta-ta talent.

For those keeping count, our booty club sources say JaVale -- who makes about $12 mil-a-year -- dropped around $10K while D.J. -- who "only" banks about $800K a year -- precipitated an impressive $6K.

It ain't trickin' if you got it ...

J.J. Watt

Returning the Favor

to Awesome Kid Fan

12/16/2014 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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received an awesome gift from the coolest 7-year-old on the planet ... and TMZ Sports has learned little Anthony Tarantelli can expect something in the mail from #99 real soon. 

Tarantelli captured the hearts of every sports fan when he sent Watt an autographed jersey (not the other way around) and included a letter saying he was "the most feared rusher in my league this year."

Anthony's dad Joe tells TMZ it took a little luck to get the delivery to Watt. Joe says he posted about it on Facebook ... and a friend came forward saying he knew Watt's agent. 

Lauren Tarantelli, Anthony's mom, tells TMZ Sports ... J.J. reached out to Anthony after getting the package and sent along a video message ... in which he said Anthony can "expect something in the mail."

Mama Tarantelli -- who was a college tennis player herself -- says Anthony's love of J.J. came about all on his own (his dad's a Bills fan) and that he's so feared in his league ... he once had the referee tell him to go easy.

Perhaps NFL refs should try that approach with J.J. 

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Arian Foster

Rips Anheuser-Busch

'Selling Poison On That High Horse'

9/16/2014 3:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Arian Foster is GOING OFF on Anheuser-Busch for daring to criticize the league's handling of the domestic violence crisis -- saying the beer giant is, "Selling poison on that high horse."

The Houston Texans running back's blood was clearly boiling when he read AB's statement ... which said it was "not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code."

Foster's response -- "Lol ok, alcohol company."

"Selling poison on that high horse," he wrote ... adding, "Domestic violence and alcohol damn near synonymous."

Foster was challenged on Twitter, with someone saying, "Finally a BIG time company taking a public stance AGAINST and you rip them? Huh?" 

His response? "You need a company to tell you dv is wrong?"

"Everybody is just riding the media wave. There has been tons of dv cases throughout the years where was all this support then? Its political."

"Anytime it's starts to tinkering with their bottom line, then they act. Now they're concerned."

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