He's reportedly got 17 scholarship offers ... from Notre Dame to Florida State ... but it doesn't matter because Snoop's son was MADE to play football for USC ... so says Keyshawn Johnson.
KJ -- one of the greatest Trojans of all time -- was out in Malibu when he told us why SC would be the perfect fit for Cordell Broadus, one of the top HS wide receivers in the country.
Snoop's never been shy about his passion for SC ... but when it comes to where his kid plays ball, he's said it's all about finding the right program for Cordell.
As for Keyshawn, he acknowledges SC ain't exactly the stellar program it once was ... but says, "Hopefully, we'll get back there."
NFL Pulls Plug On Jersey Sales
[Update: It's Back]
3/11/2014 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The NFL has finally 86'd the sale of Darren Sharper's jerseys from the official league website ... nearly one month after the former Saints star was charged with raping two women in L.A.
Sharper's jersey had been available on NFLshop.com up until last week ... but now, all traces of the former Pro Bowl safety/Super Bowl champ have been scrubbed from the site.
The move comes 10 days after the NFL Network fired Sharper from his gig as an analyst.
Sharper is currently holed up in an L.A. jail cell ... while the New Orleans D.A. decides whether to charge the football star with rape in that city as well. A decision is expected to be made by the end of the week.
We reached out to the NFL for comment about the stop in jersey sales -- so far, no word back.
8:08 AM PT -- After our story went up, the jerseys reappeared on the site. Here's a screen shot of the site earlier in the day.
Don't Crap Until AFTER the Maid Leaves
3/10/2014 1:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's a tip Emily Post would approve of ... when nature calls, consider the help ... at least, that's the Brown Code that Bengals safety George Iloka lives by.
The 23-year-old defensive stud just faced that exact situation in his home ... tweeting:
"I gotta take a big ol s**t but my cleanin lady still here. And she super nice so I dont even wanna do her like that by tearin up the bathroom."
Way to do her a solid, man.
Throwin' Gang Signs
with Rapper Nipsey Hussle
3/10/2014 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is a Crip ... and he ain't afraid to show it -- flashing gang signs with rapper (and fellow Crip) Nipsey Hussle.
Jackson and Nipsey were hanging out after a show in Philadelphia this weekend ... when they posed for a photo -- and DeSean threw a hand signal for Rollin' 40s Crips.
FYI -- Nipsey is a member of the Rollin' 60s Crips.
It ain't the first time Jackson has thrown the sign in public -- in fact, this past football season, he threw up the sign during a game against the Washington Redskins.
1:44 PM PT -- Our bad ... initially, we reported DeSean was at the YG party in L.A. In fact, the YG party was the following night in L.A.
Nipsey was at the YG party. DeSean was not.
My GF Is a Frickin' Baller!
(And She's Super Hot)
3/10/2014 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Matthew Stafford's girlfriend is a MONSTER on the basketball court ... sinking 3-pointers like the female Reggie Miller (only she's way hotter than Reggie) ... and she's got the video to prove it.
The Detroit Lions QB hit the gym with Kelly Hall recently ... and fed her the rock over and over as she hit 4 threes in a row from various spots on the court
Aaaaand ... when she was done heating up the hardwood, Kelly put on her yellow bikini and hit up Mexico with the girlfriend of NFL draft prospect Blake Bortles (in the purple bottoms).
Maybe Brent Musburger was right ... it's good to be the quarterback.
Arizona Cardinals Star
Darren Sharper Is a JOKE!!!
3/10/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Darren Sharper" is apparently becoming a slang term for raping a woman ... at least according to Arizona Cardinals defensive stud Darnell Dockett.
The 3-time Pro Bowler went on Twitter the other day and spelled it out ... writing:
"My boy just said 'Man I saw a girl so bad today I wish I had that DS for her.' I said what's DS? He said that Darren sharper."
Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping 2 women in Los Angeles ... and he's facing similar allegations in 4 other states, including Arizona.
One guy gave Dockett the "too soon" treatment on Twitter. What do you think?
William Clay Ford
Owner of the Detroit Lions
Dead at 88
3/9/2014 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
William Clay Ford, owner of the Detroit Lions, has died from pneumonia. He was 88.
Ford was the last surviving grandson of Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford.
Lions team president Tom Lewand said in a statement, "It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of Mr. Ford and extend our deepest sympathies to Mrs. Ford and to the entire Ford family. No owner loved his team more than Mr. Ford loved the Lions."
Ford owned the Lions since November 1963, during which time the team won only one playoff game.
Jason Garrett and Tony Romo
Hate + Hate =
3/9/2014 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The only way Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and quarterback Tony Romo could become more hated by sports fans is if they ... oh, we don't know ... threw on a couple of Duke shirts and went to last night's Duke/North Carolina game.
Oh, would you look at that.
The only people who don't find this photo offensive are Yankees fans, Heat fans, Notre Dame fans and anyone who roots for King Joffrey Baratheon on "Game of Thrones," the Yellow King on "True Detective," and the zombies on "Walking Dead."
For what it's worth ... despite being cursed by the presence of Garrett and Romo, Duke beat UNC 93-81.
'Hollywood Exes' Star
Andy Dalton Is Fantasy Poison!!!
3/9/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Warning: DON'T DRAFT ANDY DALTON IN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEXT YEAR ... so says Hollywood Exes star Mayte Garcia.
Turns out the woman formally known as Prince's wife is obsessed with FF ... and she just gave TMZ Sports her top 5 guys to STAY AWAY FROM in 2014. So, without further ado ...
1) Philip Rivers: "I believe he has 7 kids. How do you remember a playbook when you have to remember all those kids' names?"
2) Reggie Bush: "If they play Kanye West songs in the stadium, it could force him to have a flashback of Kim Kardashian"
3) Dez Bryant: "Anyone who 'allegedly' slaps their mother shouldn't get to celebrate in the end zone."
4) Andy Dalton: "He has red hair. Has there ever been a fantasy stud with red hair?"
5) DeAneglo Williams: "He's going to have a bad season because he's a hunter. And I'm an animal lover."
Note: Mayte's advice may, in fact, be terrible. Take it at your own risk.
3/8/2014 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If you had "under one month" in your "When Will Michael Sam Cash in on His Newfound Fame" office pool, then congrats ... YOU'RE A WINNER!!!
Sam, who is about to be drafted into the NFL and thus become the first openly gay man to play in the league, has launched his own line of merchandise, which is now for sale on his website.
The site is selling t-shirts and buttons with slogans like "Stand With Sam" and "#SamStrong." The majority of the merchandise is in black, white, and gold (his college colors).
But Sam is no fool ... he's got a few items for sale thats use the rainbow flag, a prominent symbol in the gay rights community. As the old saying goes ... know your customer.
A portion of the proceeds will be going to at-risk youth in the St. Louis area.
'Project Runway' Star:
New TB Bucs Jerseys
'A LOT SEXIER!'
3/8/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finally making some progress ... at least when it comes to fashion ... because TWO top couture designers tell us the new Bucs uniforms are downright SEXY!
TMZ Sports spoke with "Project Runway" alum Michael Costello -- who also designed Beyonce's Grammy dress -- and he tells us he's all about the change in Tampa Bay.
"I LOVE the new uniform," Costello says ... "It's fresh, it's cool. It's a lot sexier. The old one looked like a t-shirt."
We also spoke with celeb stylist/designer June Ambrose ... who's worked with huge stars like Jay Z and Diddy ... who's also fired up for the Bucs' new uni to hit the field.
"The look reminds me of this wild black bird! It's a sexy suit ... looks like it's ready for the runway!"
Ambrose adds, "I love how it minimizes the tight end of the players tail. The suit is sleek and super powerful! All the ingredients for the iconic class."
It's good news for the Bucs -- 'cause as Deion Sanders once said: "If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good."
Super Bowl Champs & Nick Cannon
Alleged Con Artist Charged in Miami Heat Scam
3/7/2014 4:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Cannon suddenly has something in common with 2 Super Bowl champs -- they were all targeted for tens of thousands of dollars by an alleged scam artist who just got slapped with multiple felonies.
As TMZ Sports first reported ... ex-Patriots star Jarvis Green was nearly ripped off earlier this year ... by a man who claimed he could hook him up with Miami Heat season tickets AND partial ownership of the team.
According to the California Attorney General's office ... George French Jones made similar offers to Charles Woodson, Warren Moon, and oddly ... Cannon.
Jones was charged today with 11 felonies ... including grand theft, obtaining money by false pretenses, and identity theft.
What's interesting is how much cash he tried to lift from each victim: $50k from Woodson, and $25k from Green.
Clearly he didn't think Nick's pockets were as deep ... because he only asked for, and ultimately got, $15k from Mariah's husband.
But the biggest fish was Moon -- whose rep wired $200,000 to Jones, according to the docs.
Jones faces more than 30 years in prison if convicted. For now ... prosecutors want him held without bail, unless he can prove he's paying it with legit funds, instead of his victims' loot.
Stays in Jail
But Freedom Clock is Ticking
3/7/2014 3:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Darren Sharper will sit in a Los Angeles jail for another week, while the clock ticks as the New Orleans D.A. decides whether to charge the football star with rape.
Sharper appeared in court today ... trying to get out of the slammer he's been sitting in since last week ... when a New Orleans judge issued an arrest warrant in connection with rape allegations by 2 women.
Sharper wanted out of jail today, but the L.A. Superior Court judge concluded she can't let him because the New Orleans D.A. has 10 full business days to decide whether to charge Sharper. The judge felt she had an obligation to hold him until the 10-day period runs out next Thursday.
So Sharper will sit behind bars and New Orleans has to decide whether to s*** or get off the pot. If he isn't charged by next Thursday, it appears the judge will release Sharper, who has already posted $1 million bail for rape charges that have been filed against him in L.A. County.
The New Orleans case is curious. The alleged rapes supposedly occurred back in Sept., but the case went no where ... in part because one of the women insisted nothing happened. She has recently changed her story, but authorities there didn't seem interested in pursuing anything until all the publicity.