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'Game of Thrones' Creator Happy Retirement D'Brickashaw Ferguson

4/24/2016 10:44 AM PDT

George RR Martin, the brain behind "Game of Thrones" is a New York Jets mega-fan and has a special retirement message for D'Brickashaw Ferguson.

Ferguson announced earlier this month he'll be hanging up his cleats ... and Martin calls the offensive tackle's ten years without missing a game "incredible." 

If anyone knows a thing or two about success, it's Martin ... GOT's sixth season premieres Sunday night. 

Brandon Marshall Jets Gotta Keep Fitzpatrick ... I'll Raise The Money!!!

4/21/2016 1:45 PM PDT

Brandon Marshall is desperate to keep Ryan Fitzpatrick as the Jets starting QB ... so desperate he says he's willing to solve the Jets vs Fitzpatrick contract dispute ... by raising the damn money himself.

With the Jets and Fitzpatrick reportedly "far apart" on a new contract ... we had to ask Marshall what he thought it was going to take to get the two sides to agree to a deal.

He's got a huge stake in this ... dude had a monster season last year with Fitzpatrick, grabbing 109 passes and hauling in a career best 14 touchdowns.

Check out the clip -- Marshall's obviously willing to do what it takes to keep RF in NY ... including taking the hat in hand method.

Can you say GoFundMe?

Jets Ryan Fitzpatrick He's Still Elite QB Despite 3 INTs ...Says College Coach

1/4/2016 11:05 AM PST

N.Y. Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is still one of the best in the NFL ... is NOT what Jets fans are saying Monday, but his college coach still has his back. 

Fitzpatrick threw 3 interceptions in Sunday's do-or-die game against the Bills, but Harvard coach Tim Murphy tells TMZ Sports he believes "Fitzy is one of the top 15 Quarterbacks on the planet" ... and yesterday's game did NOTHING to change his mind.

His evidence? "Teams Quarterbacked by Tom Brady, Aaron Rogers and Ryan Fitzpatrick did not have a great day yesterday." 

Of course the only difference is those other guys have rings and are locks for the Hall of Fame. We'll see if Fitzy bounces back ... next year.

Darrelle Revis My Favorite Island Is ...

12/31/2015 12:45 AM PST

It's a silly question ... asking Darrelle Revis (aka "Revis Island") what his favorite island is ... but boy did the man come up with a very clever answer.

Our photog rode along with Revis as we were inducted into something called the "Ride of Fame" ... which honored the New York Jets star for his work on the field and for his charitable work with the Revis Island Foundation.

Revis not only had a great answer for the island question, he also settled a lifelong debate about childhood football toys.

NFL's Sheldon Richardson I Know I Screwed Up ... But I've Changed

12/16/2015 9:59 AM PST

NY Jets stud defensive end Sheldon Richardson says he's not the same guy who was arrested earlier this season ... claiming he's seen the error in his ways and is now dedicated to helping others.

The former Pro Bowler took the mic at "Kevin Powell's 15th Annual Holiday Party And Clothing Drive" Tuesday night -- an event he put on with the former congressional candidate -- and opened up about his tumultuous summer.

"I was negative in the community ... I'm gonna change."

If you remember ... Richardson was arrested back in July for allegedly driving 143 mph in his Bentley and was also suspended for the first 4 games of this season for weed in a separate incident. 

Check out the clip ... Sheldon says he's dedicated to putting all that behind him now ... and even pledged $5,000 to help homeless people in NYC. 

"I'm trying to do better for myself and my community."

NFL's Sheldon Richardson Image Makeover Continues

12/15/2015 5:31 PM PST

NY Jets player Sheldon Richardson is trying to make everyone forget his TERRIBLE summer ... by putting on a clothing drive in NYC with a former Congressional candidate.

Richardson is hooking up with Kevin Powell for his 15th Annual Holiday Party and Clothing Drive Tuesday night.

Sheldon needs some positive vibes -- this summer he was hammered with a 4 game suspension from the NFL for doping, then arrested for driving 143 MPH with a 12-year-old kid in the car ... and a gun.

Admission to the party is free as long as you donate a piece of clothing to the homeless. Good stuff.

Geno Smith Teammate Calls BS On Fight Claim ... IK Punch Was About Money

11/12/2015 11:51 AM PST

Geno Smith's claim that IK Enemkpali's jaw punch WASN'T about money is a LIE ... that's according to a NY Jets player who witnessed the attack ... and says he heard IK talk about the cash.

Smith recently spoke out about the incident ... saying the idea the fight was about $600 he owed IK after flaking on a football camp appearance is "the biggest misconception in America."

TMZ Sports talked with a respected Jets veteran on the condition of anonymity ... and he says Geno's statement simply doesn't jive with what he saw and heard that day.

"Geno just saying that sh*t 'cause he don't wanna look bad."

Our source says IK was fuming about Geno's no-show even before the fight ... and personally heard him mention the money as the two men were being separated.

"IK was clearly upset about him not showing up to the camp. IK was talking it up to everyone at the camp that Geno was gonna be there."

Here's the blow-by-blow: 

"So IK approached Geno about it in the locker room. he was clearly frustrated, and they were yelling at each other. And Geno said he didn't wanna talk about it, and kinda turned around, and that's when IK sucker punched him. Then we were pulling them apart, and then IK was like, 'You owe me money!'"

By the way, if Geno is lying ... it wouldn't be the first time -- remember the plane incident of 2014?

NFL's Nick Mangold The 911 Call That Took Down Burglary Spree

9/8/2015 12:30 AM PDT

TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made by New York Jets lineman Nick Mangold that seems to have brought down a major NJ crime spree ... and you can hear, Nick made all the RIGHT moves. 

We broke the story ... Mangold's home was targeted by burglars last month -- only, he heard the bad guys trying to get into his car and immediately called for help. 

During the call, Mangold remains calm and quiet and smartly DOES NOT try to confront the suspects. 

Cops raced to the scene and eventually arrested 5 suspects. Cops believe the ring may have been responsible for nearly 50 burglaries in the area.

Props to Nick.

NFL's Sheldon Richardson Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged Bentley Chase

8/31/2015 10:48 AM PDT
Breaking News

Sheldon Richardson's digging in his cleats ... pleading NOT GUILTY to resisting arrest stemming from an incident where he allegedly led cops on a high speed chase in his Bentley.

Cops say the NY Jets defensive lineman was clocked at 143 MPH and blew through a red light while racing another car in St. Louis on July 14th ... with a 12-year-old child in the backseat of his ride ... with a gun in the car.  

Richardson -- who's currently suspended from the Jets for a failed drug test -- was ultimately charged with resisting arrest, failure to have license plate lights, excessive speeding, running a red light and following too closely. He pled not guilty to everything. 

If convicted, Richardson could face time in county jail ... plus fines. He's due back in court October 5th.

NY Jets' Nick Mangold Pro Bowl Citizen ... Helps Take Down Car Burglary Ring

8/28/2015 12:45 AM PDT

NY Jets stud Nick Mangold is an All-Pro level crime stopper after playing a crucial part in cops busting a roving pack of teenagers, turned alleged car burglars.  

Here's how it went down ... cops say Nick was awakened early Sunday morning at his Chatham, NJ home when his car alarm started blaring. Nick ran to his garage and found the door was open ... so he immediately dialed 911.

Cops rushed to the 'hood and tracked down 5 suspects, just one mile from Mangold's crib. An 18 and a 19-year-old were arrested, along with 3 juveniles -- and the J-E-T-S center might have hit the jackpot with that phone call.

We're told there's been a string of more than 40 car burglaries in the area recently!

So far the suspects have each been charged with 5 counts of burglary, 3 counts of theft and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime.

Darrelle Revis No More Fists In Jets Locker Room

8/18/2015 7:52 AM PDT
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Darrelle Revis is giving the "ALL CLEAR" on fights between Jets players ... one week after his QB Geno Smith got sucker punched by backup linebacker IK Enemkpali.

We stepped onto Revis Island -- on the island of Manhattan -- after he made a coffee run, and asked if the dust had settled in Gang Green's locker room.

DR did his best to calm the nerves of Jets fans everywhere, but he had less luck calming down a persistent autograph seeker.

Watch the clip ... now Revis knows how NFL receivers feel lining up against him.

Geno Smith 'Can't Feel My Face' ... After Lions Jab

8/14/2015 9:40 AM PDT

Geno Smith literally got punched in the face by his old teammate ... and now he's figuratively taking it on the chin during a preseason game against the Detroit Lions.

Lions announcers took a swipe at the injured Jets QB during player intros prior to the game … playing “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd during his introduction … clearly making fun of his broken jaw.

TMZ Sports broke the story -- IK Enemkpali broke Geno's jaw in a dispute over money.

BSO pointed out the Motor City jab … which we're sure Geno isn’t finding all that funny.

Shawne Merriman Rex Ryan Is Trolling the Jets

8/13/2015 10:46 AM PDT

Rex Ryan is 100% sticking it to his old team by signing the player who broke Geno Smith's jaw ... according to former NFL stud Shawne Merriman.

IK Enemkpali was signed by the Buffalo Bills yesterday -- 24 hours after the Jets booted him for tuning up Smith, and when we got former Bills star Merriman at LAX ... he said it's totally gamesmanship on Rex's part.

Check out the clip -- Merriman says Rex fired a "direct shot" to put the Jets on notice.

Tip for Matt Cassel and E.J. Manuel -- guard your grills.

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