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Aaron Donald Hits 495-Pound Bench Press ... No Help Needed

6/21/2018 7:06 AM PDT
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At least the Rams know Aaron Donald's staying in shape during his contract holdout ...

The L.A. star hit the weight room Wednesday decked out in camo with XXXTentacion's "Look At Me!" blasting ... and bench pressed 495 pounds -- with zero help from his spotter!!

It's so impressive ... for fun, here's a list of things that weigh right around what Donald just pushed off his chest:

-- Two washing machines (400 lbs)

-- A Grizzly Bear (800 lbs)

-- A Ducati Scrambler motorcycle (410 lbs)

-- A Sumatran Tiger (300 lbs) 

Yeah, Rams ... probably time to pay that man his money.

Todd Gurley Hey, Dez Bryant ... 'Come to the Rams!'

4/13/2018 10:32 AM PDT
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Todd Gurley ain't wasting any time recruiting the newest top WR in free agency -- sending a message to Dez Bryant, "Come to the Rams!"

"I'd love to have Dez, man," Gurley told us at LAX moments after Bryant was released from the Dallas Cowboys ... "He's a beast!"

Fun Fact: Gurley and Bryant have the Jay-Z connection, they're both repped by ROC NATION Sports and who knows ... it could pay off in a big way for the Rams. 

This clip is awesome ... you gotta see when Gurley spots a fan rocking his #30 jersey in the terminal and stops dead in his tracks to dap the guy up. It's pretty great. 

Plus, Gurley also weighs in on Colin Kaepernick ... saying he hopes the QB gets another shot in the league. 

There's more ... Gurley has some advice for Saquon Barkley and also tells us why he's excited to host his youth football camp in North Carolina this weekend. 

Rams' Ethan Westbrooks Gets Probation In Stolen Loaded Gun Case

4/9/2018 9:59 AM PDT
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The Rams player who was arrested for driving around with a loaded handgun that was allegedly stolen has struck a plea deal with prosecutors ... and he'll be on thin ice for the next 3 years. 

Ethan Westbrooks -- a defensive tackle who played in all 16 games in 2017 -- was arrested back in September after he was pulled over in Kern County, CA for speeding and cops found the gun in the car. 

Officials had previously said the gun -- which had been reported stolen in 2009 -- was loaded with 13 rounds of ammo. He was initially booked with 5 felonies including carrying a loaded firearm and possessing a high-capacity magazine. 

But now, court records show Westbrooks made a deal in which he agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanor carrying a loaded firearm ... and in exchange, the rest of the charges were dropped. 

27-year-old Westbrooks has been sentenced to 1 day in jail -- and got credit for time served, so he ain't going back. 

He also got 3 years probation and some fines. 

Ex-NFL RB Isaiah Pead Gunnin' for Paralympic Gold ... After Losing Leg

4/2/2018 12:30 AM PDT
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Former NFL running back Isaiah Pead ain't gonna let a life-changing accident rob him of his athletic dreams ... telling TMZ Sports he's now on a quest for Paralympic gold!! 

We spoke to Isaiah 16 months after he lost most of his left leg in a car crash ... and he told us he's planning on hittin' the track in hopes of crushing the 2020, 2024 and 2028 Summer Paralympics.

"If they let me on the track, I'm goin' for the gold, period."

Pead says he's still in the early stages -- getting a prosthesis and sponsorship -- but he's confident everything will come together.

If and when it does, the ex-Rams and Dolphins RB says he's gunnin' for the podium in the 400 -- an event he dominated back when he was a high school sprinter.

As for his long-term goals -- "3 gold medals, 3 Paralympics. God willing, that's a hell of a career right there."

Amen.

Atlanta Falcons We Had Male Cheerleaders ... in 1987!!

3/29/2018 9:55 AM PDT
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It turns out the L.A. Rams aren't the first NFL team to have male cheerleaders ... 'cause the Atlanta Falcons had dancin' dudes on the squad 30 YEARS AGO.

ICYMI -- reports earlier this week claimed the Rams made history when they announced Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies would be joining the squad as the NFL's first male cheerleaders.

But back in 1987, the Falcons had a co-ed squad consisting of 12 women and 12 men ... and we're told they weren't alone. Billy Quercia -- a member of the '87 Falcons cheer team -- tells us the K.C. Chiefs also had a co-ed squad around that same time.

Quercia says they were real-deal cheerleaders -- not just stuntmen -- and were included in all the dance routines.

Quercia says he's not upset about being left out of the conversation. He says it's a "fabulous" move by the Rams to finally add men to the cheer team after all this time ... and hopes more teams follow their lead.

Willie McGinest Aaron Donald & Ndamukong Suh 1 of Best Tandems Ever!

3/28/2018 11:02 AM PDT
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Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh will be one of the most feared twosomes in the history of professional freakin' football ... former NFL star Willie McGinest tells TMZ Sports.

We saw McGinest -- a 3x Super Bowl Champ -- at LAX on Tuesday ... and asked him about the Rams' latest addition ... 5x Pro Bowler Ndamukong Suh.

"That's a scary combination."

Best ever?

"I can't go through history, but that's one of the best as far as interior defensive lineman playing together. That's definitely one of the most feared twosome you're gonna have," Willie told us.

Suh ain't the only stud joining L.A. -- who already had a good D -- as Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters also recently came over.

"They got a monster squad. It's gonna be exciting to see how it all comes together."

September can't come soon enough ...

Eric Dickerson Suh to Rams: Fearsome Foursome All Over Again!!

3/26/2018 7:50 AM PDT
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If Ndamukong Suh signs with the Rams, L.A. could rival one of the most-feared defensive lines in NFL history ... this according to Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson.

TMZ Sports spoke with E.D. about the team's current recruitment of the 5-time Pro Bowler ... and he says adding Suh to an already-stacked d-line would be a "great fit" for the Rams.

FYI -- the Rams have orchestrated what are considered some of the most dominant defensive lines in the history of the game ... helping lead L.A. to 7-straight division titles in the '70s.

Dickerson says adding Suh to a line with Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers can return the Rams to the days of Jack Youngblood and Merlin Olsen.

E.D. says the Rams need to jump on Suh ASAP 'cause he knows the All-Pro tackle is a hot item this off-season ... but remains confident he'll end up in La La Land.

Sean McVay Suh To Rams Not A Done Deal ... But We're Hopeful

3/23/2018 9:54 AM PDT
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Sean McVay says anyone thinking Ndamukong Suh to the Rams is a done deal should pump their brakes ... telling TMZ Sports the deal is anything but done yet.

There was some speculation that Suh had settled on the Rams because after meeting with L.A. he canceled scheduled meetings with some other teams.

We got McVay out at LAX and asked the head man in L.A. if the Suh era in Tinseltown was a forgone conclusion, and Sean was cautiously optimistic at best.

"We'll see, excited about Marcus and Aquib, and if we're able to make that other move that'd be good for us, but we'll see. He's got a lot of other teams that want him."

Coach is totally Hollywood now ... he's mastered the cliffhanger.

Rams Coach Sean McVay Insanely Hot GF Hits Maui In Bikini ... You're Welcome

1/27/2018 12:45 AM PST

Sean McVay had a GREAT first season with the Rams. 

He's having an even better off-season. 

The 32-year-old wonder coach flew to Hawaii for a little R&R with his insanely smokin' hot girlfriend Veronika Khomyn ... and the vacation photos are excellent. 

Seems the two are just blowing off some steam in Maui after a long NFL season -- and it's well deserved. McVay led the Rams to an 11-5 record, 1st in the NFC West. 

As for Veronika ... she's 28, she's from Ukraine and she met McVay when he was just a lowly tight end coach for the Washington Redskins back in the day.

Good move ... on both their parts!

Todd Gurley Hits Water Cooler Flip Challenge ... Players Go Crazy!

1/24/2018 12:16 PM PST

Forget the water bottle flip challenge ... Todd Gurley just crushed the GATORADE COOLER FLIP CHALLENGE!!! 

The Rams superstar was hanging' out at the NFL Pro Bowl practice in Orlando on Wednesday when he saw the cooler on a table and decided he needed to flip that bitch!!!

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram caught the whole thing on video (not sure Gurley even knew he was being recorded) ... and when he hit the flip, everyone went nuts!!!!

Gotta love Pro Bowl week.

Bonus: Remember when LeBron James pulled the water bottle flip off during a game? Good times. 

Rams' Sean McVay: Jon Gruden's My Mentor Sucks We'll Have to Play Him!

1/10/2018 6:12 AM PST
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L.A. Rams head coach Sean McVay says he's flattered by comparisons to Jon Gruden -- saying Chucky is a "mentor of mine" ... but he ain't lookin' forward to playing against him next season! 

McVay was at Poppy in West Hollywood on Tuesday -- hours after Gruden was officially announced as the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders. So, we had to ask about Jared Goff previously referring to McVay as "Mini-Gruden."

"That's a compliment, man," McVay said ... "I respect him. He's a mentor of mine, so I'll take that as a compliment."

Fun Fact: McVay started his NFL coaching career as a staffer under Gruden on the Tampa Bay Bucs back in 2008. 

All we know about a Rams vs. Raiders matchup is it's on the 2018 schedule ... but no date has been announced. 

Should be a good one though! 

Todd Gurley Wins When He Loses Parties w/ Chicks Hours After Playoff Exit

1/8/2018 6:43 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

No sulking for Todd Gurley -- because hours after his Rams were bounced from the NFL playoffs, the running back was bouncing to a Hollywood hot spot with some smokeshows in tow. 

Gurley and some friends (including 2 hot ladies) rolled into Delilah in West Hollywood on Saturday evening ... following the 26-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. 

Look, it's clear from the video it wasn't a celebratory outing ... Todd doesn't look super happy ... but what else is he gonna do, sit at home and be mad?

Props on a solid season. 

Kurt Warner Future NFL Coach? ... Ain't Ruling It Out

1/7/2018 12:05 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

With Jon Gruden signing a $100 MILLION contract ... we had to ask Kurt Warner -- would you ever leave the broadcast booth for an NFL coaching gig? 

Guess what ... he didn't say no. 

Besides having a Hall of Fame career on the field, Warner's had a 2nd life as an analyst on NFL Network and in the broadcast booth for Westwood One Radio.

There's only one thing holding him back from taking a job on the sidelines ... and it's a pretty solid reason. 

Kurt also has some playoff advice for Jared Goff -- and he might wanna listen ... Kurt's the only QB to ever win a Super Bowl for the Rams. 

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