Former NFL star and ESPN analyst Hugh Douglas was arrested for the assault of a woman in Connecticut, and TMZ has the mug shot.
The alleged incident went down in a Marriott hotel in Hartford ... and the woman involved claims the former all-pro defensive end "grabbed her by the neck" and slammed her into the walls of the room several times.
Douglas - who played for the Eagles, Jets, and Jaguars during his NFL career -- was arrested on Tuesday and booked for third degree assault and second degree strangulation. He told police the alleged violence was just rough sex.
Douglas was fired from ESPN just last month for allegedly getting into a drunken confrontation with another ESPN employee.
SF 49ers Aldon Smith
Another DUI Bust
Sunday Game In Doubt
9/20/2013 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
6:03 PM PDT: Smith has been released from jail. The 49ers expect Smith to play on Sunday.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is on the defensive again -- legally ... he's been busted for DUI and pot possession.
Smith was popped after he crashed his pickup truck around 7 AM. He wasn't hurt ... but the breathalyzer almost was.
The 49ers say they're on top of it. San Francisco plays the Colts on Sunday ... Smith's status for the game is in doubt.
The All Pro linebacker works as a receiver off the field -- receiver of legal charges.
- Arrested in Miami last year for DUI -- later reduced to reckless driving.
- Stabbed during a party at his house in June 2012.
- Named in a lawsuit by a man who claims he was shot at Smith's house during a party.
Smith is currently being held on $5,250 bail.
Ex-Boxing Champ Arrested
Cabbie Told Cops ...
'That Drunk F***' Ripped Me Off
9/20/2013 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former middleweight boxing champ Kelly Pavlik was arrested today after allegedly stiffing a cab driver in Ohio -- and the police report is HILARIOUS.
The cabbie called cops immediately after Kelly allegedly bailed on his fare early Wednesday morning in Canfield, and when police arrived at the scene ... the cabbie told officers he had been "ripped off by that drunk f*** Kelly Pavlik."
According to the cabbie, he had picked Kelly up at a nearby bar and driven him home -- resulting in a $25 fare -- but Kelly didn't feel like paying, telling him, "F*** you guys. I'm not paying you. Go f*** yourselves." Pavlik then disappeared into his house.
Pavlik was eventually arrested today for failing to show up to court to answer to the cabbie's complaint.
For Pavlik's part, he reportedly said he refused to pay because the cabbie was driving like a lunatic and he feared for his safety.
We mentioned Pavlik is an ex-middleweight champ, right?
NBA Star DeAndre Liggins
In Alleged Xbox Attack On GF
9/20/2013 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NBA star DeAndre Liggins just surrendered after being charged with beating his girlfriend and throwing an Xbox at her.
Liggins allegedly ran into the bedroom he shared with his GF in Oklahoma City ... then grabbed her by the hair, pulling her out of the bed. Then, for bad measure, he allegedly punched her 11 to 12 times and then hurled an Xbox and a box fan at her head -- striking her. He then allegedly held her at bay.
What's worse ... the fight went down right in front of their 2-year-old son.
Liggins has been charged with 7 criminal offenses, including domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping.
Surrenders to Jail
in Tour Bus Assault Case
9/20/2013 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Mack Maine is facing the music ... he turned himself in to the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office early Friday morning to face a felony charge for allegedly assaulting two women on his tour bus ... TMZ has learned.
Mack was booked in Oklahoma City for aggravated assault and battery with great bodily injury -- in connection with an alleged incident that went down on August 22.
As TMZ first reported ... one of the women claims Mack stuck his hand down her shirt and grabbed her breast -- while the other woman alleges he punched her in the face ... when both women were attempting to get off the bus.
Mack is currently behind bars ... and his bond has been set at $9,000.
Justin Timberlake's Aunt
Allegedly Stole $64k from JT's Parents
9/17/2013 11:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Timberlake's got some serious family drama back home in Tennessee -- where his aunt is currently locked up after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from his parents in a check forging scheme.
According to law enforcement, Jane Harless -- whose brother Paul married Justin's mother when the singer was 5 -- was arrested in Shelby County, TN on Friday after cops say they found evidence she forged more than 100 bad checks.
Officials believe ... 53-year-old Jane was writing checks out to her herself and forging her brother's signature -- stealing more than $64,000 from JT's mom and step-dad (pictured above) from 2011 to 2013.
Jane reportedly worked for her brother before 2011 but it's unclear what she did ... or why they parted ways.
FYI -- Paul is a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies ... and a partner in Justin's Mirimichi golf course.
We reached out to JT's people for comment -- so far, no word back.
ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING
9/13/2013 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
9:20 AM PT -- Our Lohan sources tell us, Lindsay was NOT the person who picked Dina up from the station -- in fact, we're told Lindsay didn't find out about the arrest until the story broke this morning.
Dina Lohan was arrested for drunk driving in Long Island, NY last night ... and cops say her blood alcohol level was more than TWICE the legal limit.
Lindsay Lohan's 50-year-old mother was pulled over on the Northern State Parkway by New York State Police around 11 pm Thursday night ... after she was allegedly going 77mph in a 55 in her white BMW.
During the stop, cops say she appeared intoxicated -- and tested her blood alcohol level, which registered at .20 -- more than twice the legal limit of .08.
According to officials, "Lohan made an allegation that she was injured during the course of the arrest" ... but when medical personnel responded to the scene and determined she was fine, Dina "recanted her claim."
Lohan was hauled to a nearby station where she was booked on two counts of driving while intoxicated and one count of speeding.
After posing for a squinty-eyed mug shot, Lohan was released to a sober 3rd party. So far, no word on WHO picked up Lohan from the station.
Lohan is due back in court later this month.
Dina's been on a party tear this month -- TMZ obtained a photo of Lohan partying like a drunken sailor at a giant party over Labor Day weekend.
People at the party tell us she was a mess that night -- slurring her speech and zoning out.
'Austin Powers' Villain
CHARGED WITH MURDER
Death Penalty On the Table
9/12/2013 1:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who played shoe-throwing bad guy Random Task in "Austin Powers" has been charged with murder in the death of his prison cellmate, TMZ has learned ... and prosecutors could pursue the death penalty.
The guy in the cross hairs is Joe Son -- who was serving a life sentence in California's Wasco State Prison for torturing a woman -- when he allegedly killed his 50-year-old cellmate in 2011.
The victim, Thomas Graham, was serving a 2-year sentence for failing to register as a sex offender. He had previously been convicted for committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Son -- a former MMA fighter -- killed Graham with a combination of kicks and punches.
We're told the brutality of the murder will be a factor when prosecutors decide if they should pursue the death penalty.
Ted Nugent's Wife
I Brought Gun to Airport Because of Death Threats
8/30/2013 9:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ted Nugent's wife says she carried a loaded handgun through airport security this week BY ACCIDENT ... a gun she owned because of death threats she had been receiving ... this according to the police report stemming from her arrest.
TMZ broke the story ... 51-year-old Shemane Deziel was busted Thursday morning at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport for bringing a gun into the terminal.
But according to the police report, she didn't just bring the gun into the terminal ... she actually left it in her carry-on bag to bring it onto the plane ... and it was LOADED.
TSA screeners said they spotted the Smith & Wesson 38 special revolver on an x-ray monitor, and when police inspected Deziel's luggage, they noticed it was loaded with 5 rounds of ammunition with an additional 10 rounds packed in a side pocket of her bag.
Shemane said she had forgotten the gun was in her bag, but stated she had a concealed handgun license in Texas.
After Shemane was placed under arrest, she told police she began to carry the gun for protection after receiving death threats. She didn't specify where the threats were coming from or why she was receiving them. The gun and ammo were seized as evidence.
Lawrence Taylor's Son
Released from Jail After Child Molestation Arrest
8/29/2013 12:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lawrence Taylor Jr. -- the son of NFL legend Lawrence Taylor -- has just been released from jail after his July arrest for statutory rape, child molestation, and sodomy, TMZ has learned.
LTJ's mom bonded out her son moments ago in Georgia. Bond was set at $50,000. The 31-year-old will remain free until his next court date, which hasn't been scheduled yet.
TMZ broke the story ... LTJ was arrested on July 7 on 3 counts: statutory rape (felony), aggravated child molestation (felony), and statutory aggravated sodomy (felony). He remained in custody until today.
According to the warrant, a female under the age of 16 accused LTJ of forcibly performing oral sex on her (legally referred to as "sodomy" in this case). Another underage girl also accused LTJ of having sex with her multiple times last year.
If convicted of either child molestation or sodomy, LTJ faces 25 years to life in prison. The statutory rape charge carries a sentence of 1 to 20 years.
LTJ's lawyer tells us, "Mr. Taylor has some serious challenges that lay ahead of him and we are focusing on those challenges. This is a tough case, no winners here."
You'll recall, LTJ's father was infamously arrested for rape back in 2010 after having sex with an underage prostitute. LT (senior) pled guilty to one count of patronizing a prostitute and one count of sexual misconduct. He was sentenced to 6 years probation with no jail time -- and was ordered to register as a sex offender.
ATL Hawks Head Coach
FIGHTING DUI ARREST
I Was Not Driving Drunk
8/29/2013 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Atlanta Hawks head coach Michael Budenholzer says he was NOT driving drunk when he was arrested for DUI last night ... and says he has some semi-convincing proof to back his claim.
Budenholzer was arrested in Atlanta around 10:30 PM Wednesday night ... after a Georgia State Trooper noticed the NBA coach's car had a broken taillight.
During the stop, cops say they noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Budenholzer's breath -- and asked him to submit to various field sobriety tests, including a breathalyzer.
According to the incident report, obtained by TMZ, MB agreed to everything BUT the breathalyzer ... and then proceeded to perform poorly during the other field sobriety tests.
During the arrest, Budenholzer reportedly admitted to having consumed 1 glass of wine earlier in the evening. He was arrested and hauled to a nearby jail.
Budenholzer was eventually released from custody around 3:45 AM this morning (5 HOURS after the initial arrest) ... and his lawyer says the coach went directly to a local hospital where a blood test revealed his B.A.C. was less than .01.
Budenholzer has since pled not guilty to DUI -- and released a statement saying, "I apologize to the fans and to the Hawks organization for any negative attention this incident has brought upon my family and the organization while the legal process evolves and I contest these misdemeanor charges."
R&B Singer Anthony Hamilton
8/25/2013 12:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
R&B singer Anthony Hamilton was popped for a DWI early Sunday morning, TMZ has learned.
Cops pulled Anthony over around 2:30 am in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina for speeding -- but then suspected he was under the influence and arrested him on charges of driving while impaired.
He was released from jail later Sunday morning.
Anthony is famous for his 2003 hit "Comin from Where I'm From". Recently he wrote the song "Freedom" for "Django Unchained."
Calls to Anthony's rep have not been returned.
Arrested After Tour Bus Standoff
[Now with Mug Shot]
8/22/2013 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
1:35 PM PT -- 2 Chainz has just been released from jail, and flipped everyone off in the process. Being the businessman he is, he also told everyone to buy his album.
12:37 PM PT -- 2 Chainz just tweeted, "This sh*t will make u go crazy, our bus gets pulled 1 a week and they always say I smell weed I need to search ur bus. Sh* gets tiring"
12:30 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us, drugs WERE found on the bus ... but they wouldn't specify which, or how much.
Rapper 2 Chainz was on board the tour bus involved in a police standoff in Oklahoma last night ... and he's already been arrested in connection with the incident.
TMZ broke the story ... 2 Chainz' tour bus was pulled over in OKC around midnight after police noticed its taillights were out. When they approached the vehicle, cops say they noticed signs of drug use and attempted to board the bus.
But the bus driver locked the police out, insisting they obtain a warrant first.
Police did just that and eventually entered the bus hours later, where they arrested 11 passengers for "interfering with the police process," including 2 Chainz.
It's unclear if they face additional charges.