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Scumbag Patriots Fan ID'd By Cops ... Will Be Prosecuted

10/15/2018 1:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1:14 PM PT -- The Foxborough Police Dept. has identified the suspect as a 21-year-old man from Massachusetts. 

Cops say the man will be charged with 2 crimes -- disorderly conduct and "throw object at sporting event."

A court date will be set. 

Cops say they were able to ID the suspect using surveillance video from the stadium. 

12:39 PM PT -- Tyreek Hill wants the fan who threw beer at him to be arrested and charged, according to Hill's agent, Drew Rosenhaus ... who spoke to Adam Schefter.

“Players have to be protected. We want that fan to be prosecuted.”

10:44 AM PT -- The Patriots say the fan has been identified and has now been BANNED FOR LIFE from attending Patriots games at Gillette Stadium. 

The Patriots add, "The matter has been turned over to local law enforcement and the fan will be sent a letter of disinvite to all future events at Gillette Stadium.”

The Foxborough Police Dept. is investigating the embarrassing moment at Gillette Stadium on Sunday when a Patriots fan doused a Kansas City Chiefs player with beer after a TD ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Cameras were rolling as Tyreek Hill scored a 75-yard touchdown with 3:03 left in the 4th quarter and then came face-to-face with a pack of Pats fans who were flipping him off and shouting insults. 

One of the people in the group -- who appears to be wearing a Pats jersey -- threw his Bud Lite at Hill's face. Terrible moment, but props to Hill for not fighting back (you know he wanted to). 

Now, the Foxborough PD tells us ... they're looking into the incident and would like to speak with the fan to find out what happened. 

Hopefully, they track this scumbag down and ban him from the stadium for life -- because players shouldn't have to deal with this crap. 

In fact, Reggie Bush has already spoken out about it on Twitter, saying, "Now if he smacked the piss out of one of you clowns you would be all over social media crying ready to sue him!"

"Fans need to chill before somebody get hurt! You don’t have to like the opposing team but you need to show respect or don’t go!"

True. 

We reached out to the Patriots for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Originally Published -- 10/15/2018 10:43 AM PDT

Greg Hardy Tom Brady Needs Me ... I Can Help Patriots Win

10/7/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Greg Hardy believes he can be a 2-sport athlete -- and says he's convinced he's exactly what the New England Patriots defense needs to get back to the Super Bowl. 

In fact, Hardy -- who's been dominating in MMA -- is making his case to Bill Belichick as to why the organization should take a chance on him. 

"Mr. Belichick, I would be under your regime, boss man. Following orders, doing whatever you need me to do, baby. I'm the ultimate team guy!!"

Hardy's NFL career was sidelined after his 2014 domestic violence case. His conviction was overturned but many people believe he got off on a technicality. Hardy has maintained his innocence. 

He hasn't played in the NFL since the 2015 season -- but insists he's ready to go RIGHT NOW. 

30-year-old Hardy says he's had a major impact on every team he's played for -- and he'd do the same exact thing for the Pats. 

He also believes Tom Brady could use the help on the other side of the ball -- and wants to prove he's worthy of another shot in the league. 

Tim Tebow Greatest NFL Player Ever? ... Probably Tom Brady

9/30/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Is Tom Brady the greatest NFL player of all time? Tim Tebow thinks so ... but this clip just set off a firestorm in the TMZ office. 

Jim Brown. Joe Montana. Jerry Rice. Lawrence Taylor

You could make a case for all of 'em -- but some people feel TB12's resume is the most impressive. 

5 Super Bowl rings. 8 AFC championships. 3 NFL MVPs. 4 Super Bowl MVP. 13 Pro Bowls. 

Jim Brown posted 12,312 yards in just 9 seasons -- and remember, the NFL season was significantly shorter back when he played. He was a 3-time MVP and made the Pro Bowl every year he played. He was an 8-time All-Pro. 

Lawrence Taylor was a monster who changed the game forever. He was also the last defensive player to win the NFL MVP award (1986). 

Jerry Rice is easily the greatest WR of all time. He still holds the record for all-time receiving yards and TDs ... and he leads the TD category by a mile. 

So, who's the #1 greatest NFL player of all time? 

Tony Gonzalez Sorry, Peyton ... Mahomes Will Own Your TD Record!!

9/29/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Peyton Manning's single-season passing TD record is TOAST ... 'cause Patrick Mahomes is driving his Chiefs bus straight through it -- so says K.C. legend Tony Gonzalez.

Mahomes has lit up the league so far ... chucking 13 TDs in 3 games -- and Gonzalez tells TMZ Sports he thinks Pat will catch Manning's all-time mark of 55 in a single season.

"Right now, I'm looking at it, yeah," Tony tells us. "He's on his way!"

In fact ... the legendary tight end's been so impressed with Mahomes -- he's got him as MVP of the league for now ... with two other hot QBs right in the hunt.

By the way ... Tony also shared his thoughts on another Tony -- saying there's no way in hell Romo should make a comeback to the league.

"He's right where he should be," Gonzalez says.

Tom Brady Ass-Droppin' Dance Moves ... At Patriots Practice

9/28/2018 11:06 AM PDT

You've seen Tom Brady's dad bod ... but have you seen his dad dance moves?!?!

Well -- here they are ... straight from the stretch line at New England Patriots practice Friday.

There's some wrist rolls, a little body wiggle, some ass droppin' ... and then it's all capped with a pose-off with backup QB Brian Hoyer.

The song?? Migos' "Handsome and Wealthy" ... the perfect TB12 tune.

Not too sure what the occasion for the turn up is ... Tom's squad is off to a 1-2 start and has a HUGE game with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

But, we ain't here to rain on the dance party. Get down with your bad self Tom!!!

Rob Gronkowski My Bro Doesn't Speak For Me ... No Beef with the Pats

9/26/2018 3:26 PM PDT
Breaking News

Rob Gronkowski says he's ain't mad at his big bro for stirring up drama with the Patriots -- claiming Chris Gronkowski just got caught up in the moment when he shaded Rob's team on the radio. 

Backstory ... Chris appeared on "Kirk & Callahan" on WEEI this week and told the guys Rob had issues with the team during the offseason that seemed to center on his contract.

Essentially, Chris said Rob wanted more freedom, more respect ... and more money! 

"He wanted to get what he deserved. He was being paid like he was just a mediocre tight end, and just wanted to get some respect on that end."

Enter Rob, who faced the media Wednesday and was asked if what Chris said was true. Short answer ... no. 

"He doesn't speak for myself and he knows he doesn't. He probably just got caught up a little bit," Rob said. 

"To tell you the truth, I feel like he probably was going on for a promotion thing for his ice shaker. No lie."

It's true ... Chris' ice shaker business is kind of a big deal -- Rob pointed out he's even been featured on "Shark Tank" with Alex Rodriguez

"So, I guess buy his ice shaker is what he was trying to get to ... and he probably got caught up in all that nonsense."

Gronk says he'll forgive his brother for the confusion ... as long as he sends him a few shakers.

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 ... 

Martellus Bennett Black People Could Make Quidditch ... Bigger Than NFL

9/24/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The NFL. MLB. The NBA ... Quidditch

Hey, it's possible for the "Harry Potter" inspired sport to join those massive leagues -- but only if black people start playing ... at least according to Martellus Bennett

FYI, Quidditch is a fast-paced field game that's been described as part rugby, part dodgeball ... and involves putting a ball through 3 different rings while running with a broom between your legs. 

We know what you're thinking ... but Marty B gave the sport a try recently (destroying his opponents) and told TMZ Sports it's actually super fun! 

In fact, Bennett says the game has real mass appeal -- "If they took it to the urban community it would be [a national sport]."

He also notes the upside is huge because "there's more Harry Potter fans than there are NFL fans."

He may have a point, the NFL is primarily an American thing. Harry Potter is a global sensation. 

There's more ...

Since Bennett won a Super Bowl with the Patriots, we asked if he thought New England could be a good landing spot for Colin Kaepernick ... since Colin's attorney recently suggested the Pats had an interest.

And ... if you wanted Martellus' take on Baker Mayfield -- he gave us that too!!

Bill Belichick Praises Josh Gordon ... 'Smart Kid, Works Hard'

9/21/2018 8:54 AM PDT
Breaking News

Josh Gordon seems to be making a good impression on his new boss -- with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick saying the WR is a "smart kid" who's been busting his ass. 

Gordon was traded to the Pats on Monday after a rocky 6-year stint with the Cleveland Browns that included multiple suspensions stemming from substance abuse. The last straw for CLE was when Gordon said he injured himself last week during a promo shoot. 

So, how's it going for Josh in New England? Not bad, according to Belichick. 

"Josh is a smart kid. He's worked hard. He's picked up a lot," Bill said during Friday's press conference. 

Bill noted Josh hasn't been in town for very long -- but noted that he's "done about as much as [he] can in the few days [he's] been here."

Gordon's definitely under the microscope in New England -- in fact, they gave him the locker right next to Tom Brady ... so the QB can keep a close eye on him. 

Kaepernick's Attorney Hints Raiders and Pats Interested ... 'Stay Tuned'

9/20/2018 6:34 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Colin Kaepernick and Tom Brady ... on the same team???

That seems to be the suggestion coming from Colin's attorney, Mark Geragos -- who's teasing to TMZ Sports that two NFL teams could be interested in signing the QB. 

"I would just say, 'Stay tuned' ... that next week there may be some news."

Our guy pushed to get more information -- and Geragos started dropping hints about the 2 teams. 

The first clue obviously points to the Oakland Raiders. 

"I'll say this ... if Al Davis was still alive."

The interesting part of that comment -- Al's son, Mark Davis, took over the Raiders when his father passed away ... and Mark recently told us he thought it was a good idea for Nike to sign Kaep. 

The other clue was a little more abstruse, but he suggests Patriots owner Robert Kraft could be interested in Colin. 

There's more to the clip ... Geragos also says Colin and his girlfriend, Nessa, are NOT boycotting the NFL. They're watching games (they're fans) and they're supporting players like Kenny Stills

Geragos also clears up some misinformation about Colin's deal with Nike -- confirming what TMZ Sports already told you ... he is FOR SURE getting his own shoe as part of his deal with the Swoosh.

Vince Wilfork Josh Gordon Can Be Patriots' Next Moss ... Here's How!

9/19/2018 9:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If Josh Gordon wants to be the next Randy Moss in New England ... Vince Wilfork is giving TMZ Sports the blueprint J.G. NEEDS to follow.

FYI ... Vince played 11 seasons under Bill Belichick -- including the three years Moss revived his career in N.E. -- so he's the perfect man for the ex-Browns superstar to listen to.

So ... what's the sage advice the Pats legend is offering Gordon for how to be the next Moss??

"Come there ready to work every day, play your role and do your job!" Wilfork tells us.

OK, not exactly chin-scratching wisdom ... but Vince says it's just simply that easy to succeed with The Hoodie and Tom Brady in Foxborough.

"The No. 1 motto that we always had was, 'Do your job,'" Vince says.

"It sounds so simple, but people make it complicated. All you gotta do is just do your job, and you'll be OK."

By the way ... remember that sweet outfit Wilfork rocked on "Hard Knocks" back in the day??

Well, he wore the same getup for us Tuesday ... and, yeah, dude's still got it.

Brady & Belichick Will Keep Josh Gordon in Line ... Says Sen. Warren

9/19/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The biggest Patriots fan on the Hill is straight-up PUMPED for Josh Gordon in Foxborough ... and tells TMZ Sports having Tom Brady and Bill Belichick around will help keep the troubled WR in check.

We spoke with Senator Elizabeth Warren about the Pats' newest addition ... and to say she's stoked would be an understatement, even though some fans are cautious with all his off-field issues.

But, Sen. Warren ain't sweatin' it one bit ... saying having TB12 and coach in a players' corner has worked wonders for players in the past ... and Gordon won't be any different.

We also asked Sen. Warren about Eric Dickerson and fellow Hall of Famers threatening to boycott future induction ceremonies until they get fair pension and a yearly salary ... and she's siding with the players!!

'Shark Tank' Star Rips Patriots 'Can't Watch That Sh*t Anymore!'

9/18/2018 6:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Patriots got rocked by the Jaguars on Sunday ... and for that reason, Kevin O'Leary is OUT on them -- at least, that's what the "Shark Tank" star is telling TMZ Sports.

ICYMI -- the Pats got demolished by a team in the regular season for the first time in a long time, laying an egg in Jacksonville, 31-20.

Well ... O'Leary -- who's a huge New England fan -- sat through that whole loss ... and wasn't happy with ANYTHING he saw.

"Tom, listen to me buddy," O'Leary said of his message to the Pats Hall of Fame QB. "Pull it together, man. We can't watch that sh*t anymore. That's bad."

It wasn't just the G.O.A.T. that drew O'Leary's ire ... 'cause the businessman also had something to say about the defense Blake Bortles shredded for four quarters.

"Defense, you guys sucked!" Kevin says. "Pull it together!"

New England plays Detroit next on Sunday Night Football ... and seems they're gonna need a much better pitch then to get O'Leary back in.

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