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Ex-Ravens RB

Arrested In Florida

In Alleged Check Bouncing Scam

5/6/2015 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former Baltimore Ravens running back Damien Berry -- who started for the Miami Hurricanes in 2010 -- was arrested this morning in Florida ... after allegedly bouncing more than $100k in bad checks. 

TMZ Sports has confirmed ... the 25-year-old, who was part of the Ravens 2013 Super Bowl championship team, is currently locked up in Lee County jail on a warrant from Maryland. 

We're told Berry is facing 1 count of bouncing a check over $100k and 1 count of unauthorized removal of property. 

In other words, it seems like officials believe he bought something with bad checks ... and illegally took possession of the goods. 

Berry recently came under fire in Baltimore ... after it was reported he sold his Super Bowl ring to an auction house ... reports that Berry initially denied. 

'Walking Dead' Star

Arrested for DUI, Pot, and ...

Triple Digit Speeding

5/4/2015 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Seth Gilliam Arrested For DUI

Seth Gilliam plays a priest on "The Walking Dead," but got busted for blazing like a bat out of hell down a highway, possession of marijuana, and DUI. Let us pray. 

Police in Peachtree City, GA arrested Gilliam -- who also played a cop on "The Wire" -- early Sunday morning after officers say they clocked him at 107 mph. Once he was pulled over ... cops smelled booze, and asked Gilliam if he'd been drinking. They say he admitted to having 3 beers and a shot.

According to the police report, the arresting officer also discovered a joint in a cigarette box, hidden in the arm rest.

Cops say Gilliam blew a .107 blood alcohol level. He was arrested and released after posting a $9,818 bond.

It's weird -- Seth's arrest came 2 days after his 'Wire' and 'Walking' co-star Chad L. Coleman freaked out on an NYC train. Something in the water?


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Lawrence Taylor's Son

Guilty Of Statutory Rape

... Gets 30 Years

5/4/2015 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lawrence Taylor Jr. -- the son of NFL legend Lawrence Taylor -- just plead guilty to statutory rape, child molestation, and aggravated sodomy (oral sex) ... and was sentenced to 30 years in prison ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... Taylor Jr. was arrested in Georgia after two 13-year-old girls told cops Lawrence had forced himself upon them on separate occasions.

According to Cobb County Superior Court officials, Taylor Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in jail ... but will be eligible for release in 10. 

TMZ Sports spoke with the father of one of the victims ... who says he is happy Taylor Jr. is off the streets, but feels he should have gotten MORE time for his crimes.

We reached out to the Taylor family -- so far, no comment.

FYI -- Taylor's father is also a registered sex offender ... who plead guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute in 2011 ... stemming from an incident with an underage girl.

Three 6 Mafia

Crunchy Black Pleads Guilty

In Meth Mix-Up

4/30/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former Three 6 Mafia rapper Crunchy Black will have plenty of time to study the difference between cocaine and meth -- he's gonna spend the next 7 months in jail for his Vegas drug bust.

CB was in court Wednesday and pled guilty to misdemeanor drug possession. TMZ broke the story ... Crunchy was arrested earlier this month for meth.

Crunch had the worst defense we've heard in a while. According to the police report, when an officer found the drugs on Crunchy ... he replied, "Oh damn. I was trying to buy that powder, not meth." 

The Oscar winner got 30 days for the drugs, but also had 6 months to serve for a domestic violence case he'd skipped out on -- so, he'll do the time consecutively. 

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NBA's Javaris Crittenton

Guilty In Shooting Death

... 23 Years In Prison

4/29/2015 9:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0429-javaris-crittenton-mugshot-3Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton pled guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 shooting death of a 22-year-old mother of 4 ... and was sentenced to 23 years in prison. 

As we previously reported, Crittenton -- a 1st round pick in the 2007 NBA Draft -- was initially charged with murder for killing Julian Jones in a drive-by shooting in Atlanta. 

But Crittenton struck a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to the lesser voluntary manslaughter with a weapon charge and aggravated assault with a firearm. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the murder charge and Crittenton got 23 years in the clink. 

During the hearing, Javaris apologized for the killing -- started to cry -- and said it was all a terrible mistake. 

In the past, officials said they believed Javaris was out for retaliation against a rival gang member on the day of the shooting ... but ended up shooting Jones instead, who had just put her kids to bed.   

Elton John's

Famous Glasses

RECOVERED!!!

4/29/2015 6:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Elton John Sunglasses Found
Police in Memphis did some serious "CSI" stuff to help recover Elton John's famous heart-shaped glasses ... and it worked ... they've been returned safe and sound.

The glasses were swiped last week from the Rock 'n' Soul Museum in Memphis, TN. Police took the incident so seriously, they lifted fingerprints off the glass case and managed to track the thief to Mississippi.

Police then called the guy on the phone ... and 26-year-old Matthew Colvin copped to taking them.

He was arrested for bringing stolen property into the state and for being a fugitive from justice. 

Colvin is currently in custody and being held without bail.

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Jon Jones

SURRENDERS

... After Alleged Hit & Run

4/27/2015 6:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jon Jones is officially in police custody -- finally ... with law enforcement telling TMZ Sports the UFC superstar has turned himself in after an alleged hit and run. 

Jones allegedly ran from the scene of an accident in Albuquerque early Sunday morning -- in a crash that injured a pregnant woman so badly, she had to be hospitalized. 

A warrant was issued for Jones' arrest for felony hit and run -- due to the severity of the victim's injuries. 

But now, cops say ... Jones surrendered and is in custody at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center without incident. We're told bond has been set at $2,500. 

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WNBA's Brittney Griner

Wins 'Mugshot of the Day'

... On Sheriff's Website

4/24/2015 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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WNBA superstar Brittney Griner won ANOTHER big award Thursday ... "Mugshot of the Day" ... a title bestowed upon her by the people at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. 

As we previously reported, Griner and her fiancee Glory Johnson were each arrested on Wednesday for domestic violence after an argument at their Arizona home turned violent.

The M.C.S.O. posted their mugshots on their official website -- as it does with EVERY mugshot -- where they ask users to vote for their favorite mugshot of the day.

On Thursday, Brittney won by a landslide. 

So ... congrats? 

WNBA's Brittney Griner & Fiancee

Arrested for Assault

Allegedly Attacked Each Other [Update]

4/23/2015 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar9:06 AM PT -- According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Brittney told cops the two had been fighting for days and were having serious "relationship issues."

As for the specific incident, cops say there were several people at the home when Brit and Glory began to argue -- and the fight turned physical. 

Cops say Brittney admitted to throwing a dog bowl at the wall -- and then the two began fighting.

Glory's sister eventually called police because people "couldn't get them pulled apart" and she didn't want anyone to get hurt.

When cops arrived, officers say Brittney had several cuts -- and a bite wound. Glory was bleeding from the lip.

The WNBA says it's actively investigating the incident. update-grey-gray-barWNBA superstar Brittney Griner -- and her WNBA star fiancee Glory Johnson -- were both arrested for allegedly attacking each other in Phoenix yesterday ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called to Griner's home around 4:30 PM on Wednesday -- after receiving a call about a domestic dispute between the two women. 

When cops arrived, we're told officers observed "minor physical injuries" on both Brittney and Glory. 

Both women were arrested and booked by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for assault and disorderly conduct. Griner and Johnson were released around 4 AM on Thursday. 

Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury.

The two got engaged last August and had been planning to get married next month in Phoenix. No word if the wedding is still on. 

Glory and Brittney had been gushing about each other on social media in the days before the arrest.

In fact, Brit posted a pic of the two kissing on Tuesday with the caption: "EveryDay Every Second! I fall for you like I fell way back before I had the nerves to even approach you! My Queen My Rock My Universe!"

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Warren Sapp's Escorts

He Tackled Us

... After Naked Altercation

4/21/2015 6:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The two escorts in Warren Sapp's hotel room told police ... it wasn't just a big 'ol naked dance party -- Warren was aggressive and violent ... and TACKLED the girls when they tried to leave. 

TMZ Sports obtained footage of the two escorts -- Britney Osbourne and Quying Boyd -- speaking with police moments after cops arrived to Sapp's hotel in Phoenix on Feb. 2nd. 

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Both women told cops they tried to leave the hotel room after a dispute over money -- but Sapp flipped out ... with Boyd saying, "He tackled us together. That's why my leg hurts."

Sapp denied "laying a hand" on either woman -- though he does acknowledge there was a dispute. 

Warren was later charged with two counts of assault and one count of soliciting prostitution. If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail.

Jarret Stoll Arrest

Busted Smuggling 8-Ball

... In Board Shorts

4/20/2015 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NHL star Jarret Stoll tried to smuggle an 8-ball of cocaine and 8 grams of Molly into a Vegas pool party ... by hiding them in his board shorts ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports

The L.A. Kings player was busted around 4:30 PM on Friday while going through the security area -- that EVERYONE goes through -- on the way in to the Wet Republic pool party at the MGM Grand. 

Despite the sign CLEARLY warning people that they will be patted down on the way inside, Stoll took his chances ... and a Wet Republic security guard found a pink baggie with white powder and numerous "gel-caps" with an off-white powder inside consistent with the drug "Molly." 

According to the police report ... when asked if the powder inside the baggie was coke, Stoll said, "Yes."

Cops say Stoll had 3.3 grams of coke ... and 8.1 grams of Molly. 

Stoll -- who's famously dating "Dancing with the Stars" co-host Erin Andrews -- was transported to a nearby jail ... where he was booked for drug possession

He was eventually released after posting $5,000 bond. 

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Migos Drug Bust

And Then There Was One ...

Held Without Bail

4/20/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0420-migos-mug-shots-FACEBOOK-02Migos' latest performance was in front of a judge Monday morning -- and while 2 members of the rap trio can now be sprung ... another will stay behind bars after their weekend drug bust.

Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset were in a Georgia courtroom for their bail hearing. The judge set Quavo and Takeoff's bond at $10,000 each ... although neither has posted the amount yet.

Offset is a convicted felon, and the judge denied his release due to his prior issues. 

TMZ broke the story ... cops yanked Migos off stage during their performance at Georgia Southern University Saturday night. All 3 were booked for felony drug possesion, felony possession of loaded guns, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Calls to the group's rep have not been returned.

NHL's Jarret Stoll

Erin Andrews' BF

Busted for Coke & Ecstasy

4/17/2015 9:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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L.A. Kings superstar Jarret Stoll -- boyfriend of Erin Andrews -- was arrested in Vegas on suspicion on drug possession ... for allegedly bringing cocaine and ecstasy to a Vegas pool party.

According to local reports, 32-year-old Stoll was busted Friday at the Wet Republic pool party at the MGM Grand.

Stoll was reportedly taken into custody by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. Unclear if Andrews was with him at the time.

Stoll was taken to Clark County Detention Center -- where he was booked. He was released on a $5,000 bail.

Stoll was clearly in Vegas to unwind after the Kings were eliminated from contention from the NHL playoffs. 

The Kings have issued a statement saying, "We are aware of police reports out of Clark County, Nevada regarding Jarret Stoll."

"Our organization is concerned and has begun conducting a thorough internal investigation. While we continue to actively gather facts, we are withholding further comment at this time."

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