Odell Beckham Jr. wants to bring plaid pants back -- and Wednesday night, he rocked 'em out on the runway at a NFL fashion show packed with huge stars.
The NY Giants wide receiver rounded up guys like Browns superstar Joe Haden, Patrick Peterson from the Cardinals and Broncos stars Von Miller and Demaryius Thomas for the Elevee Lifestyle fashion show in Arizona.
The crowd loved it -- screaming and yelling as the guys did their little turns on the catwalk ... and we got the footage! Check it out.
Richard Sherman's Big Bro
Erin Andrews Rant
Was GREAT For Our Fam!
1/29/2015 7:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If you thought Richard Sherman's "Don't Ever Talk About Me" rant was priceless, think again -- 'cause the NFL star's brother tells us it made the family a TON of money!!
Richard's older brother Branton Sherman -- who's also the business manager for the Richard Sherman Family Foundation -- is out in PHX to root for the Seahawks ... when he we asked how he felt about the legendary moment with Erin Andrews last year.
"We made so much money off of that whole deal," Branton says ... "It was a good thing for us!"
Even Branton's mom was able to cash in ... he says the rant helped Richard and their mother lock up a commercial for Campbell's Soup ... and now they get more free soup than they ever could've imagined!
"We got Campbell's Soup up the ass man!"
One last thing ... even though Richard is widely regarded as the best defensive player in the league, Branton still says he could take 'em.
"I'm the big brother."
Bieber Coulda Used
... a Good Ass-Whoopin'
1/29/2015 6:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber woulda had a lot less problems in life ... if his mama woulda dished out a few good ass-whoopings over the years ... so says NFL legend Eric Dickerson.
As you may know, Dickerson is no stranger to Biebs -- they were neighbors in Calabasas and E.D. says he would often see the kid driving dangerously fast around town.
Bieber eventually moved -- and Wednesday night he made a new video explaining that he truly wants to change for the better.
So, does Eric think Bieber has a shot to become a better person?
"It's possible," Dickerson says.
But check out the video -- Dickerson explains why "a good ass whoopin' never hurt nobody" ... and why he believes tough love from a parent made him a BETTER PERSON in the long run.
I'm Not Giving Up on the NFL
'Hoping to Get Back In'
1/29/2015 6:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Richie Incognito has arrived to the Super Bowl -- but he's not there to mess around ... the former Miami Dolphins lineman tells TMZ Sports he's laser focused on getting back in the league.
Incognito was hangin' at the W Hotel in Scottsdale Wednesday night ... where a bunch of huge NFL stars and league bigwigs were hanging out at a celebrity fashion show.
Incognito -- who hasn't played a down in the league since he was suspended for bullying Jonathan Martin -- told us he's still training hard and hoping a NFL team will take a chance on him after missing the 2014 season.
It could be tough sledding for the 31-year-old ... who was admitted to psychiatric care in the wake of the bullying scandal.
But when we spoke with him Wednesday, he seemed to be in great spirits -- even joking around about his eating habits.
Question is ... when push comes to shove, do you think he'll be on a roster next season?
DROPPING MAJOR $$$$
On Diamond & Gold Mouthpieces
1/29/2015 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Talk about putting your money where your mouth is ... pro athletes are now spending THOUSANDS of dollars to pimp out their mouthpieces with diamonds and gold ... TMZ Sports has learned.
In fact, NBA star Nate Robinson is part of the "pimp your mouthpiece" movement -- and recently picked up a $5,300 customized mouthguard that's chock-full of real gold foil.
The man behind the piece is Dr. Michael Wright of "The WrightGuard" ... who tells us high-end custom protection is becoming a major trend with athletes in a variety of sports ... from hoops to football and boxing.
In fact, Wright says he was recently approached by a NFL star who's playing in the Super Bowl (Wright says he can't reveal the player's ID) ... who requested a mouthpiece with some massive diamonds flanking the front.
"The Super Bowl athlete brought his own diamonds," Wright says ... "I don't know how many carats, but they were huge."
Wright says his mouthpieces are just as functional as they are flossy -- and says he has a special 3-layer process to make sure the gold, silver and/or diamonds are sealed in a way that it won't harm the user.
Wright says he's gotten some crazy requests from some of his athletes -- some people want team logos others want their Twitter handles -- and says team reps sometimes oversee the process to make sure the mouthpiece complies with uniform standards.
With so much customization at the pro level (mouthguards, cleats, etc) ... keep an eye out for the platinum diamond-encrusted jockstrap in the future.
Crackin' Jokes with Gronk
... On Conan O'Brien
1/28/2015 4:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Newsflash -- Marshawn Lynch has a FUNNY side ... and here's the hilarious video that proves it.
The Seattle Seahawks running back teamed up with the enemy (Rob Gronkowski) for a hilarious video game battle on "Conan" ... which quickly turned into a comedy session
The segment is pretty hilarious ... with Lynch crackin' drug jokes ... Gronk making a boner pill joke ... and overall hilarity ensuing.
Unclear when the guys found time to shoot the bit -- which is set to air Thursday on TBS -- but it seems like the two NFL superstars really hit it off.
#RealityShowSpinoff? #Please #BeastMeetsGronk #LethalWeapon5? #ImJustHereSoIDontGetFined
The Best Football Player
I Ever Played Golf With Was ...
1/28/2015 2:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Renowned golfer and occasional saxophonist Kenny G knows how to swing the crooked stick, and in all his golf-playing days ... one NFL star stands out above the rest.
Our photog spotted Kenny in New York City Wednesday afternoon ... and he told us about his favorite course to play. He's got a pretty conventional choice.
But when we asked Kenny to name the best football player he's ever played a round with ... he didn't hesitate.
Hint: if you don't root for this guy's team, you almost certainly hate him. Actually, you might hate him even if you do.
Surprise Hang Out Session ...
With Military Kids
1/28/2015 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Not even a Chicago Bears fan could hate this video of Aaron Rodgers paying a surprise visit to four kids ... who lost a parent in the military. Grab the Kleenex.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback met with 3 sisters -- Alexis, Starr and Kylee -- and a young man named Dylan ... to spotlight the great work done by Camp Hometown Heroes in Wisconsin.
The girls didn't seem to be big football fans, but you have to see Dylan freak out when he realizes Aaron Rodgers has shown up.
Classy move, Rodgers.
Baltimore Ravens Player
... Arrest Warrant Issued
1/28/2015 9:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Baltimore Ravens safety Will Hill is wanted by NJ officials -- after allegedly stiffing his baby mama out of more than $16k in child support ... TMZ Sports has learned.
According to official documents obtained by TMZ Sports, the 24-year-old is on the hook for $16,588.18 in unpaid support to a woman in New Jersey.
Law enforcement sources tell us an arrest warrant has been issued. There won't be a "fugitive" style manhunt for the guy ... but if a cop pulls him over and runs his info, he'll be arrested on the spot.
In fact, that's exactly what happened to Hill in December 2013 ... when he was arrested in NJ on a warrant for outstanding child support payments.
Hill (who was playing for the NY Giants back then) eventually paid up ... and actually played in a game against the Detroit Lions just days later.
Hill is considered a pretty solid player on the Ravens -- and had a key pick 6 interception against the Saints in week 12.
We've reached out to Hill for comment -- so far, no word back.
Super Bowl Security
FBI, Secret Service, Cops ...
We're All Working Together
1/28/2015 8:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Several high-powered law enforcement agencies want everyone to know -- they're all working TOGETHER to protect the Super Bowl.
The NFL just issued a statement saying reps from the following agencies are on board:
-- Department of Homeland Security
-- Immigration and Customs Enforcement
-- United States Secret Service
-- Phoenix PD
-- Glendale PD
The entire gang is scheduled to brief the media on the security plans around 12 PM PT.
According to reports, officials will be bringing in Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines to help keep the area safe.
UFC's Nick Diaz
RIPS BILL BELICHICK
'You're Full Of S**t, Bro'
1/28/2015 7:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
He's been called the "King of Trash Talk" ... and now UFC superstar Nick Diaz is spitting his venom right at New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick ... saying the guy is completely "full of s**t."
In a new promo spot for UFC 183, Diaz goes in on Coach B ... mocking his Deflate-Gate news conference ... and claiming that Bill's "been selling bulls**t this whole time."
The 31-year-old ends with this parting shot at the Pats -- "They're selling you all wolf tickets people ... and you're eating 'em right up."
Poppin Bottles With Rick Ross
1/28/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
JaMarcus Russell might've finally given up on his NFL dreams, but his dreams of living like a boss look very alive 'cause TMZ Sports has a pic of the former #1 overall pick hanging with one of the biggest stars in rap ... Rick Ross.
The two hung out on January 16th after Ross performed the same day at the Nightown nightclub in Destin, Florida. We're told Russell -- a HUGE fan -- heard about the show and drove all the way in to chop it up with Rozay.
Judging from the pic, the two seemed to hit it off -- and had a great time while partying with several bottles of Ross' Luc Belaire Rare Rose.
Here's the thing ... Russell has struggled with substance abuse in the past (sizzurp) ... and also had a close call with foreclosure -- so it's interesting to see him balling out with booze and a fancy piece of jewelry on his wrist.
On a more hilarious note -- the reason why Russell is partly cropped out of the picture is because the woman who took the photo is Julia Beverly -- the founder of Ozone Magazine and Pimp C's biographer -- and she didn't know who he was.
JaVale McGee & D.J. Swearinger
NBA Star and NFL Star Unite
To CRUSH L.A. Strip Club
1/28/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
What do a 7'0" center for the Denver Nuggets and a 5'10" safety for the Houston Texans have in common?
A love of dat ass ...
Cause JaVale McGee (the center) and D.J. Swearinger (the safety) were both at a L.A. strip club this past Monday CRUSHING it ... showing more than $16K on some of the hard working ladies.
The two stars hit up Ace Of Diamonds in L.A. -- the hottest new shake spot in the city -- and from what we're told the two went BANANAS inside the joint, spending some serious green on the ta-ta talent.
For those keeping count, our booty club sources say JaVale -- who makes about $12 mil-a-year -- dropped around $10K while D.J. -- who "only" banks about $800K a year -- precipitated an impressive $6K.
It ain't trickin' if you got it ...