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Dolphins Fan Suffers Gruesome Toe Injury In Freak Stadium Accident

9/30/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

This is really, really, REALLY gross. 

A Miami Dolphins fan left Hard Rock Stadium last weekend without part of his toe -- when it was SMASHED TO BEJESUS in a freak accident during the game. 

Jean Michaud was hanging out at a bar area inside the stadium while the Fins were taking on the Oakland Raiders when a heavy piece of marble slab fell off the bar and smashed his foot. 

Michaud says he took off his shoe and noticed his big toe looked like a smashed grape ... and immediately called for help. 

Paramedics raced to the scene and began to treat Michaud on the spot. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery. The big toe was partially amputated. He was discharged the next day. 

It's unclear how the slab fell off the bar and onto Michaud's foot -- but he claims he wasn't leaning on it or messing with it in any way. He's since hired a lawyer and is weighing his legal options. 

We reached out to the stadium and the Dolphins for comment, but haven't heard back from either party. 

Danny Amendola & Olivia Culpo Bikini Football Workout ... Before Pats Game!

9/25/2018 1:55 PM PDT
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How's Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola preparing to face off against his old Patriots squad this weekend? 

BEACH FOOTBALL WITH HIS SMOKIN' HOT MODEL GIRLFRIEND!!!

Amendola and Olivia Culpo -- Miss Universe 2012 -- hit the sand in South Beach on Tuesday armed with a pigskin and some very small bathing suits. 

The two played some catch -- Olivia showed off her rocket arm -- and then they took things to the water ... where Danny gave his GF a piggyback ride around the ocean. 

Danny played for the Patriots from 2013 to 2017 -- and won two Super Bowls during his run with Tom Brady and pals. 

Amendola signed a 2-year, $12 million contract with the Dolphins during the off-season -- and now, the Fish are 3-0 and have a chance to really make a statement with a victory over New England. 

The bad news for Danny ... the Dolphins are 7.5-point underdogs going into Sunday's game.

The good for Danny ... LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS!!!!!!

#Winning. 

Bob Griese Stoked for Undefeated Dolphins ... But I Hope They Lose!

9/25/2018 6:47 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dolphins legend Bob Griese says he still pops champagne every time the last undefeated NFL team racks up its first L ... and he'll do it again this year, even if the last 0 standing belongs to Miami.  

Remember, Griese was the star QB during that legendary 1972 Dolphins season -- when they ran the table and won the Super Bowl ... the ONLY team to make it through the regular season and playoffs without a loss. 

Griese notes that the Patriots got close back in 2007 -- but couldn't close the deal in the Super Bowl ... losing to Eli Manning's New York Giants in one of the greatest upsets ever. 

Right now, the Dolphins are 3-0 and playing Tom Brady this weekend -- so, does Bob think his squad has what it takes to make history again? 

"No."

"They can play well," Bob told us at the Buoniconti Fund’s 33rd annual Great Sports Legends Dinner Monday night ... "but they can't do the unexpected."

"I think everybody's gonna get beat."

Get the champagne ready ... 

NFL Week 1 Players Kneel in Protest ... Get Thanks from Kaepernick

9/9/2018 12:56 PM PDT
Breaking News

12:45 PM PT -- Colin Kaepernick has expressed support for Stills and Wilson, tweeting "My Brothers @kstills and @ithinkisee12 continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed! They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward! 'Love is at the root of our resistance!'"

Not a ton of players took a knee in protest during the NFL's fist week of regular season games ... but the first to do so were from The Miami Dolphins

Miami wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson quietly took a knee during the anthem of Sunday's contest against the Tennessee Titans. Their teammate, Robert Quinn raised a fist during the song. 

You'll remember ... prior to the season, NFL owners approved a rule that required players to either stand or wait in the locker room while the anthem was played. The rule was put on hold after significant backlash from the players. 

Both Still and Wilson also took a knee during the preseason and stated they'd continue to do so during the regular season. 

President Trump took a shot at the NFL and player protests before Sunday's games, saying, "Wow, NFL first game ratings are way down over an already really bad last year comparison. Viewership declined 13%, the lowest in over a decade. If the players stood proudly for our Flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast, maybe ratings could come back? Otherwise worse!"

As we reported -- Nike named Colin Kaepernick the face of the "Just Do It" campaign's 30th anniversary -- a move hit with a ton of praise and controversy too.

Originally published -- 10:49 AM PT

 

Donald Trump Furious After More NFL Players Take a Knee

8/10/2018 5:56 AM PDT
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Donald Trump is pissed off at two Miami Dolphins receivers who continued the "take a knee" demonstration into the 2018 NFL season ... and now he's calling for them to be suspended. 

Both Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee during the national anthem at the Miami Dolphins pre-season opener versus the Tampa Bay Bucs on Thursday. Other players raised their fists.

Enter Trump ... who tweeted first thing Friday morning -- calling for swift action against the players.

"The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem," Trump said.

"Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their 'outrage' at something that most of them are unable to define."

"They make a fortune doing what they love. Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest."

"Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!"

On the other hand, the players were praised by Colin Kaepernick -- who started the demonstration. He offered the following message to the players -- "Stay strong brothers."

Colin Kaepernick Praises Kenny Stills ... For Taking a Knee

8/10/2018 6:10 AM PDT
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Trump hated it ... but, Colin Kaepernick had nothing but love for Kenny Stills and other NFL players who demonstrated during the national anthem on Thursday night. 

Stills -- along with his Miami Dolphins teammate, Albert Wilson -- took a knee before their preseason game against the Bucs on Thursday night. Kaep was watching and approved.  

"My brother [Kenny Stills] continued his protest of systemic oppression tonight by taking a knee," Kaep wrote. 

"Albert Wilson joined him in protest. Stay strong brothers!"

Kaep added this note about Stills -- "[He] was awarded the Miami Dolphins’ community service awards the last two years. He participates in a number of youth organizations and was a team captain last year."

As we reported, Donald Trump hated the protest -- and railed against the players on Twitter, calling the league to suspend them. 

Danny Amendola Shades Belichick ... He Was Like A Principal

7/19/2018 9:42 AM PDT
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Seems Danny Amendola hated playing for Bill Belichick ... 'cause he called the Patriots coach a "principal" with a "principal's office" -- and even insinuated he didn't want to play hard for him.

It all went down on the Barstool Sports' "Comeback SZN" Podcast ... when the Dolphins wideout was trying to compare his new coach, Adam Gase, to B.B. -- and he couldn't find enough differences.

"It's almost like coach Gase is one of the guys, one of the boys," Amendola says.

"And you want to fight hard for your boys. Back in New England, it's almost like you got a principal and a principal's office and sh*t like that."

Amendola's railing against Belichick -- a coach he played under for five seasons -- didn't stop there.

"[Gase] is our head coach, but he's also our boy. So, it's cool. It's refreshing to have that kind of relationship with a coach, something I haven't had in a long time."

FYI ... the Dolphins play the Pats twice next season, with the first matchup coming Sept. 30.

Can't wait.

Kristin Cavallari Clowns Jay Cutler What The Hell Do You Do All Day?!

7/3/2018 9:55 AM PDT
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Kristin Cavallari put Jay Cutler on the hot seat -- asking him straight-up ... now that you're not playing football, what exactly do you DO all day long?!

It's all part of their new E! reality show, "Very Cavallari" -- which follows KC as a working mom and Jay Cutler ... as a non-working mom. 

No, really ... Cutler even jokes about how his life revolves around picking up their kids from school and beating "all the other moms there."

At one point, Kristin turns to Jay and says, "Like honestly, what do you do all day?"

Kristin also lectures Jay about it's time for her career as a jewelry designer to get priority -- saying, "You have to realize how many sacrifices I've had to make over 8 football seasons that we've been together."

For the record, Jay's 12-year NFL career earned more than $120 MILLION for their family. 

And he might not be done yet ... telling Kristin he's not 100% retired from the NFL and won't know until Sept. 

Kristin Cavallari Jay Cutler Has Real Offers ... But I Think He's Retired

4/3/2018 2:49 PM PDT
Breaking News

He's not "officially" retired ... but Kristin Cavallari says she's pretty convinced her husband Jay Cutler is finished in the NFL. 

"I think he's done," Kristin said on SiriusXM's "The Jenny McCarthy Show" ... "It's not official. But yeah."

Kristin says 34-year-old Jay is still trying to figure out his professional future and noted he has "a few offers on the table" ... but she didn't say if those offers were from NFL teams or media outlets looking for a broadcaster. 

Of course, Jay signed a 1-year deal with the Miami Dolphins in 2017 to take over after starting QB Ryan Tannehill went down with a knee injury. Cutler threw for 2,666 yards with 19 TDs and 14 interceptions ... not terrible.

Cavallari has said she supports Jay no matter what decision he makes -- but it's obvious she's ready for the QB to hang up his cleats already

In fact, she talks about how Jay has been working weekends as an NFL player for years and she's ready for him to spend ALL of his Sundays with their kids. 

Stay tuned ... 

Danny Amendola Gives Super Chill Answer On Olivia Culpo Split

4/2/2018 3:24 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NFL star Danny Amendola isn't ready to open up about his breakup with Olivia Culpo yet -- but he's handling the split pretty well based on the way he answered our questions. 

We spotted the WR at Gjusta in Venice Beach ... and asked him how he was doing in the week after the news of the split went public

You gotta watch the clip ... Amendola says he's doing OK and seemed to be in a good mood -- but busted out the ol' "no comment" when we asked if the two were on good terms. 

FYI, Danny and Olivia had been dating for several years and seemed to be doing well during the NFL playoffs ... when she famously jumped into his arms for a celebratory kiss after the AFC Championship. 

There's more ... we also spoke with Danny about his new squad, the Miami Dolphins -- and if he's bonding with his QB, Ryan Tannehill

But, D.A. was MOST excited for Johnny Manziel ... telling us, "I'm ready for Johnny Manziel's comeback!"

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

4/2/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

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.

Ex-Dolphins Coach Used Cocaine 8-9 Straight Days ... Before Snorting Video

1/11/2018 11:57 AM PST
Breaking News

The Miami Dolphins assistant coach caught blowing lines is coming clean on his addiction -- admitting he was hooked on coke before his snorting video ... and vowing to stay sober.

In an interview with NFL.com, Chris Foerster says he was introduced to cocaine in 2015 ... and was using "eight or nine consecutive days" before filming the video he sent to Kijuana Nige -- a woman Foerster met in September.

Kijuana released the video on Oct. 9 -- forcing Foerster to resign from the Dolphins on the same day.

But the ex-coach says he's glad he was forced to confront his demons ... 'cause it led him to a 60-day intensive rehab program.

"I knew this s**t was out of control," Foerster said. "It's what I needed."

Foerster says he hasn't used since the video ... and is open to making a return to coaching.  

Dolphins' T.J. McDonald Probation Revoked ... In DUI Case

1/10/2018 11:37 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Miami Dolphins safety T.J. McDonald has big problems ... his probation has been revoked in his 2016 DUI case ... and now he could go to jail. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... McDonald was arrested in May 2016 after he crashed into a parked car and cops believed he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time. He was initially charged with misdemeanor DUI. 

He later cut a deal with prosecutors in which he pled guilty to a lesser charge and in exchange he got 3 years probation and was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service, complete a 3-month alcohol program and attend Narcotics Anonymous. 

But the problem, according to court docs ... McDonald is wayyy behind on his community service and didn't complete his alcohol program, so the court revoked his probation.

He's due back in court in March ... and if the judge wants to throw the book at him, he could be sent to jail.

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