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Dolphins Lineman Ted Larsen Kenyan Drake Made A Great Play ... But I Wanted To Score!!

12/10/2018 3:50 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Dolphins had one of the most EPIC walk off winning touchdowns in NFL history ... and Miami guard Ted Larsen laid out the block that made the TD possible.

But, how could the play have been even better?

WITH A FAT GUY TOUCHDOWN!!!

At least, that's what Larsen's saying ... 'cause the Dolphins OL tells TMZ Sports that while Kenyan Drake's play was amazing -- he says it coulda been even better if he got the rock.

"Obviously we scored and we won -- I would have selfishly liked if they had pitched me the ball or something like that!"

Larsen, sadly, didn't get the ball in the epic play ... but he DID throw the key block that sprung Drake for the final yards of the game-winner.

As for if he DID happen to get the ball ... Larsen says nobody else was gonna touch it, 'cause, "I was going to try to take it right to the end zone myself!"

And, when it comes to the celebration -- Larsen says he woulda done the exact same thing that Drake did!!!!

Which, as it turns out, Kenyan is REALLY regretting today ...

Kenyan Drake I Screwed Up In 'Miami Miracle' ... I Need That Ball Back!

12/10/2018 2:11 PM PST
Breaking News

Kenyan Drake is admitting he REALLY screwed up in the "Miami Miracle" on Sunday ... 'cause of the historic football he threw into the stands -- he says he needs that thing back!

After the Dolphins RB pulled off the most improbable TD of the season -- completing a 69-yard game-winning score with no time left against the Pats -- Drake threw the ball about 30 rows up into the stands.

Turns out ... the Miami superstar and his team would kinda like to have that thing back.

"Yesterday was one of the most amazing moments of my life and I was glad to share it with all you guys," Drake says.

"But, I have a PSA. I threw the ball in the stands, and I would love to have it back."

So, what's Drake offering up in return for the piece of history??

Kenyan says cleats, gloves, a jersey and even tickets!!

Begs the question ... is the pigskin worth that -- or should Kenyan be offering up even more????

NFL's Rey Maualuga Gets Anger Management In Nightclub Battery Case

11/26/2018 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

NFL linebacker Rey Maualuga dodged a bullet ... 'cause he ain't gonna spend a single minute behind bars for allegedly grabbing a club employee by the throat -- as long as he stays outta trouble.

As we previously reported, Maualuga -- who spent 9 seasons in the NFL with the Bengals and Dolphins -- was arrested in Miami in Nov. 2017 after officials say he got into a physical altercation over a $40 bar tab. He's accused of shoving and grabbing a bar employee by the throat.

31-year-old Maualuga was initially charged with misdemeanor battery and faced up to a year in jail if convicted. 

But, TMZ Sports learned, the former USC Trojan cut a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to complete a pretrial diversion program and, in exchange, the charge will be dropped. 

The program requires Rey to attend two 6-hour anger management courses -- designed to teach conflict resolution and impulse control ... and he's gotta stay away from the club.

Seems like a good deal to us. 

Rey -- who was cut by the Dolphins after his arrest -- is currently a free agent.

Dolphins' Kenyan Drake Turkey Dinners At Hard Rock Stadium ... For Underprivileged Kids

11/18/2018 12:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kenyan Drake's doing his best Martha Stewart impression Sunday ... throwing a Thanksgiving bash for underprivileged kids -- and it's all going down at the Dolphins' stadium!!

Miami's on a bye this week ... so Drake's taking advantage of the empty Hard Rock Stadium by having a feast with 50 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County -- TMZ Sports has learned.

We're told most of the kids have never had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner ... so the star running back is really providing a special treat.

In addition to the turkey, gravy and all the fixins... Drake is also handing out gift baskets (filled with food for the kids' families) and autographed cards.

We're told Drake was very involved in the Boys & Girls Club as a kid in Atlanta ... so the cause is super special to the ex-Alabama star.

Drake ain't the only NFL stud puttin' in this kinda work -- as we previously reported, Cam Newton is set to feed 1,200 kids at his annual "Cam's Thanksgiving Jam" next week.

Props to all!

Ex-NFL Star Mario Williams Unloading Miami Mansion ... Waterfront Property, Baby!

11/11/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Wanna live like the #1 overall pick in the NFL Draft?? Got about $1.7 mil laying around? 

Great, then you can pick up the baller pad Mario Williams owned during his stint with the Miami Dolphins! 

Williams -- who made more than $120 MILLION during his NFL career -- has moved on from MIA and put his 6,969 square foot waterfront pad on the market. 

The place is pretty sweet ... 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a pool with a sick view of the water, according to No Limit Real Estate's Jordan Fischer

AND, it's around 20 miles away from Hard Rock Stadium.

Williams had a pretty solid NFL career -- he was a 4-time Pro Bowler, 1st team All pro in 2014, and finished his career with 399 tackles and 97.5 sacks!!!

Plus, he scored a TD once!!! Big guy, TD's rule!!!

Dolphins Fan Sues Team Over Stadium Accident ... You Screwed Up My Toe Forever!

11/11/2018 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Dolphins fan who had his big toe crushed like a grape in a freak accident at the team's stadium is now suing the Fins ... saying his foot is jacked up forever!!

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Jean Michaud was at a bar area inside Hard Rock Stadium during a Dolphins game in September, when he says a giant piece of marble slab fell off the bar and smashed his foot.

Michaud says, when he took off his shoe ... he was missing part of his big toe!!

Now, 6 weeks removed from surgery to fix it all ... Jean tells us he's still sufferin' from the accident -- and has filed a lawsuit against the team AND the stadium for his troubles.

Jean tells us he still can't run ... has trouble walking ... and will have issues with his right foot for the rest of his life.

"There's things that I have to deal with for the rest of my life due to their negligence. That's pretty much what [this lawsuit] came down to."

For their part ... the Dolphins DID send Jean a get well soon fruit basket ... but Michaud says for as much as he appreciated the gesture -- that ain't enough.

Jean's suing for an undisclosed amount ... explaining to us, "The pain that I've had to deal with, the inconveniences to my normal life ... and just the future repercussions that'll come from this as well" have led him to this point.

Danny Amendola Hangin' with Olivia Culpo Look-alike

10/28/2018 10:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Miami Dolphins star Danny Amendola has the weekend off -- so he hit the beach with a hot chick in a bikini.

The girl in the photos isn't Danny's girlfriend, Olivia Culpo -- she was in L.A. the day before these were taken. Look, it's not like they're hooking up here ... they're just talking close and having fun. 

We don't know who this other woman is. Maybe they're just friends and nothing's going on here. Either way ... she's definitely a cutie.

Remember ... Olivia and Danny just got back together earlier this summer after breaking up a few months before that. They've been on-and-off (but mostly on) these past 2 years.

Things seemed to be going great for the recently reconciled couple these past few months, as Olivia's been posting tons of photos and videos of the two of them together on social media. They even hit up a beach hand-in-hand last month very similar to this one.

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
Breaking News

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
Breaking News

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
Breaking News

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. 

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