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Jessie James Decker

2nd Baby Wasn't Planned

... Pleasant Surprise!

4/14/2015 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

It's tough to cover NY Jets receiver Eric Decker

Apparently, it's even tougher to cover his penis ... 'cause his wife is pregnant with Baby #2 ... and she tells us the kid wasn't exactly planned. 

We got country superstar Jessie James Decker out in NYC this morning ... who's due in September BTW ... and she told us a 2nd kid was always in the cards, but didn't expect it so soon! 

Sort of a pleasant surprise kind of a thing. 

Question is ... do you ever tell that to the kid? We asked Jessie ... she had a pretty good explanation. 

Congrats! 

Antonio Cromartie

I Could Totally Win 'Hell's Kitchen'

... Holla At Me Gordon!

3/23/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0320-chef-cro-TMZSPORTS-01Antonio Cromartie burns in the NFL and the kitchen ... so much so that the NY Jets superstar tells TMZ Sports he wants to be on Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" ... and he thinks he could win.

We spoke to Cromartie -- or "Chef Cro" -- and turns out he takes his smoke game so seriously he's willing to show the world he can out-cook the masses on the hit FOX competition cooking show.

"I want to be on Hell's Kitchen and I think I could win."

Cromartie isn't talking about tossing some fish sticks in the oven either ... it turns out the Pro Bowler's culinary arsenal includes dishes like lemon herb chicken, pork chops, and of course, the staple spaghetti. 

While he normally cooks with a cute little sous chef -- his four-year-old daughter Jersey -- Cromartie says he'd be willing to give up the help and do it alone for the show.

"If Gordon Ramsay ever gave me a shot I would surprise him."

Be careful Antonio ... if you think Rex Ryan was a hard-ass you ain't seen nothing yet.

Brandon Marshall

Racing for His Number

... But With a Catch

3/12/2015 1:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Brandon Marshall has accepted a challenge to race his new teammate for jersey #15, but the veteran wideout has thrown a few conditions on top ... sensing a straight race is not in his favor.

Marshall was recently traded to the New York Jets, where he quickly learned his #15 already belonged to fellow WR Saalim Hakim

Hakim made a video with a challenge: they race, and if Marshall beats him, he can have the number for free. If Hakim wins, Marshall can still wear the number ... but he's gotta fork over $25,000 for it. 

We quickly pause to present you a Tale of the Tape:

Marshall:
 Ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in 2006. He's 30-years-old.
Hakim: Reportedly ran a 4.23 40-yard dash and is just 25-years-old.

You see where we're going here ... and apparently so did Marshall.

Saalim tells TMZ Sports that Marshall has accepted the challenge, but Marshall wants to race AND compete in another challenge of his choosing ... which is to remain a mystery. 

Saalim says, "This is all in fun. I've been watching Brandon since I was a kid. I just wanna make him work a little for the number."

NFL's Eric Decker

'I'm Workin' On My Skills'

... For Wife's Music Video

3/6/2015 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

You haven't seen the last of Eric Decker playing fake guitar in his wife's music videos ... at least according to Jessie James who tells us she's all about giving her hubby EVEN MORE screen time. 

Just one problem ... the NY Jets receiver KNOWS he was less than impressive with his air guitar skills in Jessie's last video -- but tells us he vows to get better. 

There's more ... we also talked to the couple about their brand new fetus (kid #2) ... and whether or not we'll ever see one of their spawn on a football field ... or in a country music video. 

Check out the clip. 

NFL's Eric Decker

I Knocked Up My Famous Wife

... Again!

3/2/2015 10:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0302-jesse-james-decker-instagramFinally, some good news for Eric Decker ... the NY Jets wide receiver just announced his famous country singer wife is pregnant with kid #2! 

Jessie James Decker posted the obligatory celeb "I'm Preggo" announcement pic on Instagram with a little help from her hubby and their 11-month-old daughter Vivianne ... writing: 

"Vivianne is so excited because she is going to be a big sister! We are over the moon about having another baby!!!" 

Eric just appeared in Jessie's new music video for her single "Clint Eastwood" ... where he featured in a scene where the two were ALL OVER EACH OTHER in a mobile home trailer. 

#MethodActing #RhythmMethodActing

NFL's Eric Decker

Terrible (Hot) Fake Guitarist

In Wife's Music Video

2/20/2015 6:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

NY Jets wide receiver Eric Decker may have found his second calling ... MUSIC VIDEO VIXEN ... 'cause the guy plays "sexy model" in his wife's new video ... complete with bad fake guitar playing. 

FYI -- Decker's married to country music superstar Jessie James ... who just released a video for her new song, "Clint Eastwood."

The video has all the traditional staples of a country song -- a trailer, daisy dukes ... and dudes playing guitars.  

One of those guys is Decker ... who chews on a stogie and pretends to play along in Jessie's backup band while she belts out the main tune. It's pretty funny to watch.  

Bottom line -- he's a terrible pretender ... but as one person in the newsroom put it, "OH MY GOD, HE'S SO HOT!" 

Mike Vick

When I Play Madden ...

I Use Tom Brady!

12/17/2014 6:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
121714_michael_vick_launch_v2Michael Vick still loves playing football video games, but NOT as himself -- instead he told us he prefers to "play with a passer" ... who goes by the name of Tom Brady!

Vick was in New York on Tuesday donating Nike sneakers to the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem. With Christmas right around the corner ... he revealed his favorite holiday memory is getting his first Nintendo.

And that's when the Madden issue ... or rather, the Brady issue comes up. Considering the NY Jets play Brady and the Pats this week -- his comment might piss of loyal Jets fans. But honestly ... Jets fans, players, and coaches have more to worry about.: 3 and 11, dude. 

As for his future with Gang Green -- Vick says he's not sure about next season. Hey, someone's gotta backup Brady.

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Eric Decker's Wife:

'HE'S DEPRESSED'

About Terrible Jets Season

12/1/2014 12:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
120114_decker_radio_launch_v2Eric Decker is seriously "depressed" over the disastrous season he's having with the NY Jets ... and it's starting to affect his home life ... this according to his famous country singer wife Jessie James

James appeared on the The Todd Show on 95.5 WPLJ in NYC (that airs tomorrow) ... and opened up about how the 2-9 season is taking an emotional toll on the high-priced wide receiver. 

"It's been a really hard season. He's been, I don't wanna say depressed, but he's been depressed."

James says Eric is particularly frustrated because he's "not able to really show his ability right now and he's got a lot of doubters and that hurts him."

She adds, "It's rough."

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Sanders ... who replaced Decker over in Denver ... is having the best season of his life and says playing with Peyton Manning is "wide receiver heaven."

Guess that makes Metlife Stadium wide receiver hell?? 

'Game of Thrones' Creator

Geno Smith Sucks

11/11/2014 7:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1111-george-geno-getty-01He lost 7 games in a row. He lost the starting job. And now Geno Smith has lost the support of a HUGE NY Jets fans ... "Game of Thrones" creator George R.R. Martin.

Martin is such a big Jets fan, he writes a blog about the team -- and in his most recent post, George took some shots at the sophomore QB ... basically saying he sucks and it's time to move on.

George was waxing poetic about the Jets' victory over the Steelers ... writing, "For the moment, I will enjoy the win and wonder what might have happened if Rex [Ryan] had only benched Geno Smith earlier. (I was distressed to see Geno back as second string and Matt Simms inactive. Simms showed more in his brief appearance last week than Geno has all season)."

He continued ... "Gang Green DOES have some good players, if only they could get a quarterback."

Martin also muses about the downside to winning games so late in the season.

"It is certainly more fun to watch the Jets win than to watch them lose, but if they start racking up victories now, all it will do is ruin their chances of getting a real franchise QB in the draft."

Haven't seen a prodigy fall this hard since Bran Stark.

Michael Vick

DROPS BLUE STEEL

... After Dropping Steelers

11/11/2014 6:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
11114_michael_vick_launchThe NY Jets felt SOOO GOOD after beating up on the Steelers on Sunday ... the team hit the catwalk 24 hours later, busting out their best Zoolander impersonations for a NY fashion show.

Mike Vick -- along with guys like Nick Mangold, Eric Decker, Calvin Pace, Quinton Coples and more -- strutted his stuff Monday night at the Taste of the Jets charity event at the World Trade Center.

The event raised money for Food Bank for New York City to fight hunger -- and the guys took their modeling jobs pretty seriously ... at least judging by the way they dominated the runway.

#Work

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Rapper Joell Ortiz

BRING JOHNNY MANZIEL TO THE JETS

11/8/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
110514_joell_ortiz_launch_v2 Rapper Joell Ortiz -- 1/4th of the supergroup Slaughterhouse -- says he has a plan to SAVE the NY Jets ... and it centers around Johnny Manziel

The Brooklyn rapper -- who signed with Eminem's Shady Records -- was out in NYC last night and had a message for Jets Nation ... DON'T GIVE UP HOPE!!

Take a listen to Joell's plan ... it could be his audition to be the next NY Jets G.M.

NY Jets Fan

KO'S BILLS FAN

In Brutal Stadium Fight

10/27/2014 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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A fight between a NY Jets fan and Buffalo Bills fan at MetLife Stadium this weekend ended in a savage knockout ... with the Bills fan slumping into his seat after being knocked unconscious.

TMZ Sports has the shocking footage -- which shows the two men tussling in the stands during the 2nd half of the Bills vs. Jets matchup ... right after the Bills started pulling away.

You can see the Jets fan take a swing -- and he connects right to the head of the Bills fan ... and the guy immediately is out cold.

According to witnesses, the Jets fan left the scene before security arrived.

One witness tells TMZ Sports, "The Bills fan had been shooting his mouth off before the fight and the Jets fans took exception."

You can see the Bills fan being tended to by other fans -- including another man in a Jets jersey.

We spoke to the NJ State Police who tell us ... the Jets fan was apprehended as he fled the scene and was arrested and charged with simple assault. 

We're told ... at the scene, it did not appear the Bills fan suffered "serious injury."

The State Police also tell us they have "very good footage" of the entire incident from their state-of-the-art surveillance system -- and warn others, "Anyone would be a fool to commit a crime inside MetLife Stadium."

Joe Namath

My First Broadway Show

... Was About 'The Jets'

10/18/2014 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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Joe Namath is so New York ... even the first Broadway show he ever saw was all about The Jets.

The NFL Hall of Famer was out in NYC this week and we had to ask ... with a nickname like "Broadway Joe" -- what was the first Broadway play he ever saw.

Namath gave the only answer you'd expect a NY Jets legend to give ... because when you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way ... right?

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