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Eddie George 'Hard Knocks' Player Messed Up Smarter Ways to Bang Chicks at Camp

8/15/2016 8:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Eddie George has some great advice for the Rams player who got caught with a girl in his dorm during training camp -- GET A HOTEL ROOM, BRO!!

The "Hard Knocks" cameras were rolling when Jeff Fisher cut wide receiver Deon Long recently -- after the dude was caught with a female in his room ... a direct violation of the team's no estrogen training camp policy. 

So, we had to ask Eddie -- who played for Coach Fisher for years -- if players ever came up with plans to get around the rules ... and that's when EG dropped some sneaky (yet, pretty obvious) knowledge.  

By the way, Long got picked up by the Eagles earlier this month ... so dude, PAY ATTENTION TO THE VIDEO!! 

Tre Mason Leads Police on ATV Chase ... More Troubling Behavior

8/14/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0810_tre-mason_gettyL.A. Rams running back Tre Mason led police on an ATV chase through Palm Beach, FL -- after officers say he was riding dangerously in a local park ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

It all went down on July 27th around 3 PM -- when cops say Mason was tearing up the grass and dirt on an ATV while not wearing a helmet or eye protection. 

Cops say he was doing wheelies and "spinning the tires so the dirt and grass would shoot out on to [the nearby road]."

One officer tried to approach Mason to talk -- but the RB drove right past him at a high rate of speed ... so cops gave chase. They eventually followed Mason back to his home, where he locked himself inside. 

Cops spoke with a family member who convinced Tre to come outside -- where he was cited for operating an ATV on public roads and fleeing cops. Cops later towed the vehicle from the scene because it was not registered to anyone. 

It's just the latest in a string of troubling police incidents involving Mason -- the 6th time cops have been called for an incident involving the 23-year-old in less than 5 months

Mason's family has told officials they're concerned about Tre's mental health. 

He's due in court later this month. 

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Tenn. Titans Linebacker Tribute to 9/11 Victims With Patriotic Cleats

8/14/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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When Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson takes the field on Sept. 11th ... he'll be playing with a special set of cleats created to honor those who passed on 9/11. 

The NFL regular season happens to begin on the 15 year anniversary of the terror attacks -- and many of the players are planning to pay tribute to the victims, first responders and other people affected by the tragedy. 

One of those players is Williamson -- who approached cleat customizer Billy Hobbs at True Blue Customs and asked for a special design ... and Hobbs came through strong.  

Hobbs airbrushed a pair of Nike Vapors to resemble the American flag, and added the words "Never Forget" and "9/11" to the back of each cleat. 

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Several NFL players have talked about playing on 9/11 -- including NY Jets center Nick Mangold -- who previously said, "It is truly an honor to open the season at home, at MetLife Stadium, on the 15th anniversary of 9/11."

"I know that will be an emotional time for everyone, as it was (on the 10th anniversary) in 2011."

Antonio Cromartie's Mother He's Evicting Me From House ... That He Bought Me!

8/12/2016 12:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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2:13 PM PT -- A rep for Antonio tells TMZ Sports ... "His mother has been paying the mortgage on the house since 2011. That's the deal they have in place."

"It wasn't until June that she refused to make any payments."

The rep says Antonio's children are his priority financially -- and he adamantly believes his mother and her husband have the funds to support themselves. 

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The mother of NFL star Antonio Cromartie claims her son is trying to evict her from the Florida home he bought for her back in 2007 ... and it's all over money.  

TMZ Sports spoke with Cromartie's little sister, LaQuinta Gardner ... who says their mother was served with an eviction notice on Thursday and the family is pissed. 

Gardner claims ... Cromartie bought the house and paid for everything for years -- but the gravy train stopped in February when he asked his mother to pay the $700 per month mortgage bill. 

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We're told the mother refused -- insisting Cro, who's made millions in his career, should pay since the house was supposed to be a gift. 

Both sides dug in ... culminating in the eviction papers, which say Cro's mother needs to be out by August 15th ... UNLESS she forks over a check for $2,310 in back payment. 

Gardner says she has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for her mother. 

We reached out to Cromartie for comment -- so far, no word back. 

By the way, Cromartie is currently unemployed -- and has 12 kids ... and that ain't cheap!

Eddie George Applauds Joey Bosa's Holdout Some Teams Will Screw You

8/12/2016 10:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Eddie George says he COMMENDS fellow Ohio State alum Joey Bosa for holding out from Chargers training camp ... saying the NFL is a business and he MUST look out for numero uno. 

Bosa -- the #3 overall pick in the draft -- has been getting serious heat for holding out (some of it from teammates) ... so much so that his mom took to Twitter to stick up for her kid. 

But George LIKES that Bosa is taking such a strong stand -- saying some NFL teams will "screw" players if they don't have a strong team in place to fight for them. 

As for criticism that Bosa's game will suffer as a result of missing practice, George calls BS -- saying he's a "natural freak" who's got plenty of time to get in football shape. 

Check out the clip.

Dallas Cowboys 'No Chance' We Sign Manziel ... He's Too Messed Up

8/12/2016 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0811-manziel-gettyThe Dallas Cowboys are making it clear ... they will NOT sign Johnny Manziel to backup Tony Romo this year, no matter how desperate they get. 

Johnny claims he's laser-focused on an NFL comeback -- and recently told TMZ Sports he wants to play for the Cowboys. 

But Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones -- Jerry's son -- called into the Tiki and Tierney Show on CBS Radio and said there's "no chance" they make a move for Johnny. 

"Obviously Johnny needs to get his hands around his life," Jones said.

"He needs to do the things that make him a good person off the field, I think, before he can ever have any chance of being successful in our league."

"He's a guy obviously from Texas that we've all followed and had an amazing career there at A&M. Unfortunately, he has some things that are holding him back not only as a football player, but as a person in life."

"I hope he is able to get his hands around his life, and at some point if he does, I'm sure he'll get another chance. But at the moment, it certainly won't be in Dallas."

Julian Edelman Pregnant Model Strikes Pose ... In Lingerie!

8/12/2016 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0812-ella-rose-gallery-launch-02The model who claims she's pregnant with Julian Edelman's baby just set up a sexy photo shoot ... and damn, 6 months preggo never looked so good!!! 

The woman is Ella Rose -- a Swedish model who recently filed paternity docs naming the New England Patriots wide receiver as the father of her child. The two have had a casual relationship for about 2 years. 

Now, with her bump officially showing, Ella decided to document the pregnancy with a lingerie photo shoot. 

As for Julian, he's currently dating supermodel Adriana Lima ... but we're told he's still on great terms with Ella and she wants him to be in the baby's life. 

Ex-Raider Barret Robbins Arrested for Battery ... At Boca Raton Bar

8/11/2016 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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More problems for ex-Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins -- the troubled 42-year-old was arrested outside of a bar in Boca Raton, Florida after allegedly getting violent with several people.

TMZ Sports has learned ... Robbins was taken into custody around 12:30 AM on Tuesday -- after witnesses say he attacked a person inside of a bar, struck another person outside the bar ... and then roughed up a mother and her daughter after that. 

One witness says after the incident, Robbins sat down at the scene and waited for cops to arrive. 

He was eventually arrested on 2 counts of felony battery. But instead of locking him up in jail, Barret was transported to a nearby mental health facility.

According to court documents, Barret is unable to pay for his own lawyer -- so he was appointed a public defender. 

Barret famously disappeared before the Raiders took on the Bucs in Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003 -- and it was later determined that he was bipolar and had gone into a manic episode. 

After his football career ended, Robbins was arrested several times for violent crimes -- including attacking a security guard and brawling with police in Miami Beach. 

Dallas Police Org. To NFL Upset Over Rejected Decals 'It Hurts You Don't Support Us'

8/11/2016 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0811_dallas_cowboys_dallas_fallen_soldiers_twitterA Dallas police organization says the NFL should reconsider rejecting the Cowboys' request to honor fallen cops with a helmet decal this season ... telling TMZ Sports "We are extremely upset by their decision."

We spoke to Sergeant Demetrick Pennie, president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, who tells us the league should use its platform to support their cause.

"The NFL had an opportunity to be leaders and advocates for change in law enforcement," Pennie says.

"These teams and players have a spotlight on them and could have helped bring awareness. If a uniform policy is keeping them from this, then why don’t they have every team wear the decals?" 

Pennie says he appreciates the Cowboys' attempt, saying "they understand the sacrifices these officers made and we're happy they wanted to honor these heroes.”

"These are our friends and our loved ones ... it hurts to not have the NFL fully support us."

Aqib Talib Shooting Case The Bloody Strip Club Photos

8/10/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0809_aqib_talib_Shooting_scene_police_photos_launchTMZ Sports has obtained photos from inside the Dallas strip club where Denver Broncos star Aqib Talib may or may not have been shot back in June ... and it's a bloody mess.

Talib was shot on June 5th -- and even though he told police it happened at a nearby park, at least one official police document (obtained by TMZ Sports) lists the "offense location" as V Live strip club.

The photos show trails of blood inside and outside of the club -- along with shattered glass, knocked over furniture and shell casings on the ground. 

Cops say at least two other men were shot inside the club that night -- and one of the victims claimed the shooter was a "black male in a white shirt [who] pulled out a handgun and began to fire into the crowd." 

The two men (not Talib) were photographed in the hospital by law enforcement that night to document their injuries.

There are reports Talib accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to pull out his gun -- but Talib has neither confirmed nor denied that.

So far, no arrests have been made.

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Ric Flair Breaks Huddle at ATL Falcons Practice ... WOOOOO!!!

8/9/2016 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"WOOOO" on three ... ONE. TWO. THREE ... "WOOOOOOO!"

WWE legend Ric Flair added a little Nature Boy love to the Atlanta Falcons practice Tuesday morning ... leading the team in a pump-up speech before breaking things down in the huddle. 

You gotta watch the clip ... Flair does the full "Rolex-wearing, diamond-ring wearing, kiss-stealing" ... thing. 

It's awesome. 

#Wooo! 

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Richard Sherman I'm The Wing King ... Opens Seattle Wingstop

8/8/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0804-richard-sherman-wingstop-getty-3Seahawks superstar Richard Sherman is following in Peyton Manning's footsteps ... by opening his very own fast food joint -- a Wingstop -- in Seattle ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The All-Pro CB was inspired to open the biz after one of his former teammates, Sidney Rice, had a lot of success -- aka made a lot of money -- owning several of the wing joints.

A rep for Wingstop tells us Sherman grew up a fan of their delicious chicken wings ... so partnering up was a no-brainer.

Sherman's a newbie to the restaurant biz ... so we're told he's been spending a lot of time making sure things at his first spot run smoothly. However, word is he's scoping out other locales in the hopes of opening more wing franchises. 

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Lawrence Taylor's Wife Domestic Violence Charge Dropped ... In Alleged L.T. Attack

8/7/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0805_lawrence-taylor_tmzLawrence Taylor's wife is off the hook in her domestic violence case with the NFL star -- after prosecutors announced they have DROPPED the battery charge against her.

We broke the story ... Lynette Taylor was arrested on June 2nd after allegedly throwing an object at Lawrence's head during a heated argument ... opening up a huge gash on the NFL star's dome. 

0610_lawrence_taylor_injuries_launchDuring the arrest, cops say Lynette ADMITTED to the violence -- saying, "Yeah, I beat [his] ass. I made him bleed."

LT told cops he did NOT want his wife prosecuted -- and now, it appears he's getting his wish.

But Lynette isn't out of the woods yet -- because she's still facing one charge for resisting arrest. That charge is still alive.

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