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NFL's Mike Pouncey To Donald Trump: 'If You Wanna Talk, Let's Talk'

6/17/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

L.A. Chargers star Mike Pouncey says he's ready and willing to take Donald Trump up on his offer -- telling TMZ Sports, "If he wants to talk, we'll talk."

Remember, earlier this month Trump said he wants to reach out to NFL players for input on people in the criminal justice system who deserve a presidential pardon. 

"I am going to ask all of those people to recommend to me -- because that's what they're protesting -- people that they think were unfairly treated by the justice system," Trump said.

So, when we saw Pouncey out at Catch the other day, we asked how he felt about Trump and his offer

"I don't think he has a bad relationship [with us] ... If he wants to talk, we'll talk."

To our knowledge, Pouncey is the first NFL player who's willing to take Trump up on his offer. 

Paul George Chad Ochocinco Ain't The FIFA King ... 'He Can't Beat Me!'

6/16/2018 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chad Ochocinco is more FIFA Prince than FIFA King ... 'cause Paul George OWNS the ex-NFL superstar in the video game -- so says the Thunder stud himself.

Chad -- who's dubbed himself the "FIFA King" many times over the years -- has been obsessed with the soccer game ... and is a legend in the gaming community for showing up to random people's houses to pick up the sticks.

But PG-13 says the ex-NFL star is all talk ... and he NEVER wins when the two play.

"There's one person that can't beat me ... Ochocinco," Paul told TMZ Sports at the Fortnite Pro-Am on Wednesday.

It's huge if true ... 'cause just the other day Chad said he was in the FIFA lab for EIGHT STRAIGHT HOURS.

So ... forget the Fortnite tourneys -- let's see THIS matchup ASAP!!

Ex-NFL QB Erik Kramer Wife Files for Divorce After Domestic Violence Arrest

6/15/2018 5:56 PM PDT
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Former Chicago Bears starting quarterback Erik Kramer's legal problems are piling up ... his wife just filed for divorce on the heels of his arrest for allegedly assaulting her.

TMZ Sports has learned Cortney Baird filed for divorce from Kramer Friday in Southern California, the same day news broke of Kramer's arrest for a domestic violence charge.

According to various reports ... Kramer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony corporal injury to a spouse at his home in Agoura Hills. Details about the incident are unclear, but he was released on $50k bond.

We've learned Baird also filed for a domestic violence temporary restraining order.

Kramer started 46 games for the Bears from 1994-1998, and also played for the Falcons, Lions and Chargers during his 10-year NFL career.

He was hospitalized in 2015 after a suicide attempt.

Kellen Winslow Jr. Threatened to Murder Rape Victims ... Officials Say

6/15/2018 1:38 PM PDT
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Kellen Winslow Jr. threatened to murder BOTH of the women he raped if they spoke to anyone about the incidents ... this according to prosecutors. 

The ex-NFL star just appeared in court -- in shackles -- where officials spelled out the case against him. 

Prosecutors say Winslow picked up 2 hitchhiking transients -- one in March and one in May -- drove them to an isolated location and raped them. 

In both cases, officials say Winslow threatened to kill them if they told anyone. 

As for the alleged attempted rapes of two elderly women -- 71 and 86 -- officials say in both cases he broke into their mobile home units with the intent of raping them ... but ultimately left before anything happened. 

Prosecutors say cops have had Winslow under surveillance for a while -- and saw him trying to sell his H2 Hummer in an attempt to destroy evidence. 

The judge ultimately deemed him a danger to the public and ordered him to be held without bail. 

Winslow pled NOT GUILTY to all of the charges against him. 

Inside the courtroom, Winslow was supported by family and friends ... including his father, Kellen Winslow Sr. -- the former NFL star.

As we previously reported, Winslow was arrested Thursday after officials say they found evidence to charge the ex-NFL star with 9 felonies ... including forcible rape, forcible sodomy, kidnapping and burglary. The 34-year-old has been in custody since then.

If convicted on all charges, the former Cleveland Browns tight end faces life in prison. 

Kellen Winslow Jr. Targeted and Raped Elderly Women ... Officials Say

6/15/2018 11:35 AM PDT
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Kellen Winslow Jr. allegedly raped at least 2 women in their 50s -- and tried to rape at least two more, including an 86-year-old woman ... this according to law enforcement. 

As we previously reported, Winslow was arrested Thursday for multiple felonies including forcible rape and forcible sodomy. 

Now, according to the criminal complaint ... the victims were older women. 

Kellen allegedly kidnapped and raped a 54-year-old woman in March. 

He allegedly kidnapped and sodomized a 59-year-old woman in May. 

And, earlier this month, he allegedly committed burglary with the intent to rape a 71-year-old woman and an 86-year-old woman. 

Winslow is due in court later today. He faces life in prison if convicted on all counts. 

NFL Star Tarik Cohen I'm In With The Jews ... Time To Hit The Deli!!

6/15/2018 9:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chicago Bears star Tarik Cohen says despite his last name -- he's NOT a Jew, but says he's gotten so much love from his Hebrew fans that he's ready to finally try out a Jewish deli! 

When Tarik blew up this past season ... the Jewish community went crazy trying to find out if the star running back with the traditionally Jewish last name was really a member of the tribe.

Turns out, Cohen is not a jew -- but he feels it's an honor to get so warmly embraced by his Semitic fans.

"I'm not Jewish necessarily, but I do feel accepted ... by the Jewish community."

And get this, Cohen says he's never even been to a Jewish deli before -- but REALLY wants to go, especially since our Jewish camera guy told him he'd probably get a discount. 

L'Chaim! 

Meek Mill Hits Eagles Super Bowl Party 'Best Night In Prison Was When You Won!'

6/15/2018 6:19 AM PDT
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The Philadelphia Eagles got their diamond-studded Super Bowl rings at a massive party Thursday night with a very special guest performer ... Meek Mill!

The rapper -- along with Rick Ross -- busted out song after song while the players rocked out in the crowd -- a special moment because his "Dreams and Nightmares" song was the team's anthem.

During the set at Noto nightclub, Meek grabbed the mic and told the players, "If I ever had to say I had my best night in prison it was the day the Eagles won the f*cking Super Bowl."

The players loved it -- with guys like Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, Corey Clement, LeGarrette Blount and Torrey Smith having the time of their lives. Lil Uzi Vert was also there! 

As for the rings, they're dope -- 10-karat white gold with 219 diamonds and 17 rare green sapphires.

The 127 diamonds on the bezel represent the combined jersey numbers of the three players who touched the football during the Philly Special play -- Corey Clement (30), Trey Burton (88) and Nick Foles (9).

Cool, right?

There's also an underdog mask inscribed on the inside of the ring. 

Congrats!!!

Donald Trump Zero NFL Players Reached Out ... After Pardon Offer

6/15/2018 8:00 AM PDT
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Donald Trump says he hasn't heard from a single NFL player after asking them to help advise him on who should get a presidential pardon.

The President appeared on FOX News on Friday where he was asked about the comments he made earlier this month when he invited NFL players to provide input on people in the criminal justice system who deserve a presidential pardon.

"No, I haven't heard [from them]," Trump said ... "They're all saying, 'Oh, it has nothing to do with the flag, it's the way we've been treated.' In the meantime, they're making $15 million a year."

"Maybe they've called the staff but I've not personally heard from one ... because I don't know if it's a real issue. I don't think it's a real issue."

Trump said he encourages NFL players to get involved in politics OUTSIDE of the sport -- run for office, etc. -- but, when they're in uniform, stick to sports.

Donald Trump Takes Credit for World Cup 2026 ... Thanks Bob Kraft

6/15/2018 5:49 AM PDT
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Donald Trump is patting himself on the back this morning -- giving himself much of the credit for landing the 2026 World Cup in North America ... and admitting he got advice from the man who owns the Patriots. 

It was announced this week that the United States, along with Mexico and Canada would be the joint host countries for the 2026 games.

Friday morning, Trump applauded ... himself. 

"Thank you for all of the compliments on getting the World Cup to come to the U.S.A., Mexico and Canada. I worked hard on this, along with a Great Team of talented people."

He added, "We never fail, and it will be a great World Cup! A special thanks to Bob Kraft for excellent advice."

Interesting, considering Trump and Kraft -- longtime friends -- had disagreed about the way POTUS handled the NFL kneeling issue.

Seems like they've patched things up ... at least for now.

Kellen Winslow Jr. Arrested for Kidnapping and Rape ... Faces Life In Prison

6/14/2018 3:29 PM PDT
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4:10 PM PT -- Officials say Winslow is being charged with 9 criminal charges including kidnapping with intent to commit rape, forcible rape, forcible sodomy, burglary, indecent exposure and more. 

Here are the charges in total: 

-- 2 counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape
-- 2 counts of forcible rape
-- 1 count of forcible sodomy
-- 1 count of forcible oral copulation
-- 2 counts of residential burglary
-- 1 count of indecent exposure.

If convicted on all charges, he faces LIFE in prison. 

Officials tell TMZ Sports ... Winslow was arrested by the Sheriff's Major Crimes Division at 1:05 PM on Thursday. 

He's being booked into custody at the Vista Detention Facility -- a county jail in San Diego. 

Officials say a search warrant has been executed for Kellen's home. 

Ex-NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested in San Diego -- again ... this according to the San Diego County District Attorney. 

Details surrounding the arrest are unclear but law enforcement sources tell us Winslow is facing multiple criminal charges. 

We don't know if this has anything to do with his arrest last week when he was accused of breaking into a home in a mobile home park in the San Diego area. For that incident, he was arrested for felony burglary. 

But moments ago, the San Diego D.A. told TMZ Sports ... "A warrant was issued this morning for Kellen Winslow II’s arrest and he was taken into custody by San Diego Sheriff’s Deputies Thursday afternoon."

"Arraignment is anticipated Friday, June 15 ... Charges will be announced at that time."

We've reached out to Kellen's camp for comment -- so far, no word back. 

34-year-old Winslow played in the NFL from 2004 to 2013 -- and made the Pro Bowl in 2007 as a tight end for the Cleveland Browns. 

Tom Brady Patriots Held Meetings Over National Anthem Issue

6/14/2018 12:13 PM PDT
Breaking News

Tom Brady told Oprah this week that Bill Belichick and the Patriots took the national anthem issue so seriously last season, they held multiple meetings to address it.

"We had meetings after practice, talking about how we wanted to deal with that particular situation at the time, whether it was taking a knee," the quarterback said.

New England players ultimately chose to kneel during the anthem prior to their Sept. 24 game against against the Texans ... though some -- including Brady himself -- opted to stand and link arms.

Tom says it was an issue that led to plenty of discussion in the New England locker room -- particularly after Donald Trump said at a fall rally that players should be fired for the protests. 

"I think there were a lot of really good, healthy conversations coming out of it in our locker room, you know?" Brady said.

He added: "I've been playing sports long enough. Everyone comes from something different. And I think showing respect for everybody in a locker room -- a team full of guys trying to go the same direction -- you better have that empathy for everybody."

"That's what sports are about."

Drew Brees 'Absolutely Thrashed' On Kelly Slater's Surf Wave

6/14/2018 8:44 AM PDT
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Drew Brees took more hits on Kelly Slater's surf wave machine than he does on an NFL Sunday ... saying learning to ride the waves from the surfing legend caused him to get "absolutely thrashed."

It all went down recently when the Saints quarterback took a private plane up from San Diego to Slater's wave park in Lemoore, CA ... and took on some of Kelly's epic man-made waves.

Brees couldn't ride the water for more than a few seconds ... with Slater estimating the QB fell on 8 or 10 waves "back to back to back."

But ... the story has a happy ending. Slater switched boards for Drew -- a "Cadillac to a Ferrari," as Brees called it -- and the New Orleans legend finally rode one!!

We're sure Sean Payton liked it ... and enjoyed it even more when his QB came back to practice in one piece.

Gisele Tom's Biggest Problem ... is Da Feet

6/14/2018 6:35 AM PDT
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What's Tom Brady's Achilles heel?? A naked Achilles heel ... 'cause the Patriots superstar's biggest problem is being barefoot! 

TB12's wife, Gisele Bundchen, revealed the random fact in Vogue's "73 Questions" ... when she answered several rapid fire questions about the New England Patriots quarterback.

One of the most interesting parts of the video ... when Gisele reveals how Tom quarterbacked a diabolical scheme back in the day to trick her into thinking her apartment flooded ... so he could propose! 

Tom even makes a brief appearance in the video before Gisele spills all his secrets about their relationship and how she prepares for Patriots games.

But, the most bizarre part is when Gisele -- who's on the July 2018 cover for Vogue -- is asked to share one thing we don't know about TB12, and that's when she says the dude can't stand being barefoot.

Might explain why Brady never played for Rex Ryan ...

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