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Chicago Bears Fan Attacks Jags Fan After Game ... Beatdown Ensues

10/17/2016 9:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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What happened when a smack talking Chicago Bears fan tried to fight a Jaguars fan after the game on Sunday?

Basically, the same thing that happened on the field. 

In some pretty insane footage shot while people were leaving the stadium, you can see a Bears fan in a Matt Forte jersey (weird since he's a Jet now) talking all sorts of crap to a Jags fan. 

When the Jags fan asks if he "gets down" -- the CHI fan socks him in the face. Brawl ensues. "Forte" gets kicked in the head. Crazy stuff. 

We called cops to find out if anyone got arrested and the short answer -- no. 

We're told police were contacted about a battery in progress that sounds like this particular fight -- but by the time they got to the area, they couldn't locate victims or witnesses. 

Cops say a battery victim did file a police report later that day -- but the report was so vague and "offered no details" ... so it's unclear if that guy was in this fight. 

The bigger question ... why are people fighting over teams with a combined 3 wins? 

Dennis Byrd Crash No Obvious Signs Other Driver Was Drunk ... Or Texting

10/17/2016 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1017-dennis-byrd-GETTY-02There were no obvious signs the 17-year-old driver who crashed into NY Jets legend Dennis Byrd was drunk or texting at the time of the fatal crash ... law enforcement tells TMZ Sports

50-year-old Byrd was killed when a Ford Explorer slammed into his Hummer H2 at 11:16 AM in Oklahoma on Saturday. 

Cops say the driver of the Ford was a 17-year-old boy -- who had a 12-year-old passenger. Both boys were hospitalized in stable condition. 

Investigators believe the 17-year-old veered across his lane and into oncoming traffic -- colliding with Byrd's car ... and killing him. 

So, why did the car veer in the first place? 

Cops tell TMZ Sports there was nothing at the scene to lead police to believe the 17-year-old was drunk. However, blood was drawn and is being tested to see if there was anything in his system. 

We asked if the driver could have been distracted by his phone at the time of the crash -- we were told, "The driver's phone was off when officers arrived."

Cops are still investigating. 


Tom Brady Trump's My Boy But I Don't Wanna Be a Distraction

10/17/2016 7:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Brady says he walked offstage when asked about Donald Trump's "locker room talk" because he didn't want to be a "distraction for the team" ... but says he still considers Trump a friend. 

Brady called in to the "Kirk & Callahan Show" on Monday -- when he was asked to expand on his relationship with Trump. 

"I met him probably 15, 16 years ago," Brady said ... "We’ve played golf together many, many times and I’ve always had a good time with him."

"He’s been a friend of mine. He’s supported our team. He’s supported the Patriots. He’s been on the Patriots sideline a lot. He’s always called me after games to encourage me over the course of 15 years. That’s kind of the way it is."

When asked why he shut down the "locker room talk" question last week -- Brady said, "It’s just the way it is right now."

"Obviously there’s a lot of headlines to make, and I’ve tried not to make a lot of headlines. I’ve been in an organization where we’re taught to say very little, we have respect for our opponents and we don’t do the trash-talking."

"The thing I’ve always thought is I don’t want to be a distraction for the team. That’s what my goal is. Not that there are things I’ve said and done that haven’t been, but you try not to be. It’s just hard enough to win and prepare without the distractions so when you start having the distractions it’s even harder to prepare."

So, is Brady even gonna vote? 

"Yeah, I’ll vote ... Maybe we’ll talk about it after Super Tuesday or whatever it is."

Minnesota Vikings' Anthony Barr Secret To Our Dominant Defense? We're Gettin' Help From PRINCE!!

10/17/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Vikings star Anthony Barr says Minnesota's M.V.P. may NOT be on the field ... it might be the big guy above ... ya know, Prince!!

TMZ Sports ran into Barr last week at LAX ... and had to ask him whether he thought the undefeated Vikings were getting outside help from the late pop icon and Minnesota native.

Barr -- who says the Vikings dominant defense could go down in history as the best of all-time -- gives a great answer.

The Vikings didn't play this weekend ... so A.B. also breaks down his plans for his mini vacay in L.A.

Check out the clip!

NY Jets Dennis Byrd Dies in Car Crash

10/16/2016 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1016-dennis-byrd-GETTY-01Former NY Jets star Dennis Byrd -- was paralyzed in a game, but learned to walk again -- has died in an Oklahoma car accident.

The collision happened Saturday in Byrd's home state, outside Tulsa. According to cops, a Ford Explorer traveling in the opposite direction swerved into Byrd's lane and crashed into his vehicle. He was declared dead on the scene from "massive injuries." Two people in the Explorer suffered serious injuries.

Byrd infamously suffered an on-field injury in 1992 that left him paralyzed. However, less than a year later he taught himself to walk again ... and became a huge inspiration to NFL players and fans.

The Jets retired his number 90 jersey in 2012. Team owner Woody Johnson said, "The inspiration he provided to all not only by his play on the field but from the way he overcame life's obstacles was remarkable by any measure."


NFL's Robert Golden Sues Wedding Planner You Sent My Guest To The Hospital!!

10/16/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1014-robert-golden-GETTY-01Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden is going after the company he hired to plan his wedding, 'cause he says they wrecked his big day ... and were even responsible for sending a guest to the hospital.

According to court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Golden says he hired Genesis Master of Events last year to help him and his fiancee plan his July 2nd nuptials in Fresno, CA.

Golden says it was 102 degrees on the day of their wedding -- and the company failed to tell them that the AC was broken inside their reception venue, The Fresno Ballroom.

In the docs, Golden says at least 60 of their guests left early 'cause of the heat. He also claims his wife had to change out of her wedding dress early ... and the ice sculpture and cake "were melted and unusable."

The NFLer says it was so hot several guests had to receive IVs the next day ... and one guest was admitted to the hospital for severe dehydration. 

To top it all off -- Golden says the company won't hand over their wedding pictures, videos or gifts that guests delivered to their office before and after the wedding.

Golden is suing Genesis Master of Events for an unspecified amount.

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

Porn Star Richelle Ryan I'll Fix Odell Beckham ... 'I Can Tame That Kid'

10/16/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Could a big-assed porn star save Odell Beckham's season? 

Richelle Ryan sure seems to think so ... and the NY Giants superfan is making a plea to the embattled wide receiver to give her a shot. 

Ryan -- star of 'White Booty,' "I Like Phat Bunz 2" and "Plump Rumps" -- says she's sick and tired of seeing her team lose and wants to take all matters into her own hands. 

"I can tame that kid a little bit, I think."

Good luck ... 

Travis Kelce Rocks $2,700 Chiefs Themed Suit For Dating Show Premiere

10/16/2016 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1013-Travis-Kelce-getty-esq-clothingWhat do you wear when you're star NFL player Travis Kelce and you're dating 50 of the hottest chicks in America? A custom suit with your FACE on it, of course!!

That's exactly what the Kansas City Chiefs star tight end donned during the premiere of his dating show ... "Catching Kelce" on E!

Kelce hit up Ge Wang at ESQ Clothing ... and ordered an English velvet tuxedo in the Chiefs' red and gold colors. And it wasn't cheap ... setting him back $2,750!!

The coolest part? The image of Kelce printed on silk on the lining of the jacket. 

"From a style perspective, he’s a fun-going guy," Wang tells us, "We weren’t interested in going with the business usual charcoal or navy.”

Wang's made "5 or 6" suits for Kelce ... so there's a good chance we'll see more of his work on future episodes.

But, how do ya top this? 

L.A. Rams' T.J. McDonald Pleads Not Guilty To DUI ... Must Attend AA Meetings

10/14/2016 3:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1014-tj-mcdonald-GETTY-01L.A. Rams player T.J. McDonald has pled not guilty to his DUI charge stemming from his arrest back in May ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the 25-year-old safety was busted for a non-alcohol related DUI in Los Angeles on May 10th after he crashed into a parked car. 

This week, McDonald's attorney appeared in court and pled not guilty on his behalf. 

The judge ordered McDonald to attend two AA meetings a week until his next hearing -- and said he can only attend one meeting per day. 

He's due back in court at the end of the month.

Greg Hardy Haters Gonna Hate ... I'm Still Getting MMA-Ready

10/14/2016 2:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1014-greg-hardy-twitter-01Greg Hardy's already getting his hands up-to-date for a career in mixed martial arts -- despite the backlash against the ex-Cowboys defensive lineman joining the sport.

Hardy posted a pic of himself working the mitts with a sparring partner. Word is he's training somewhere in the Dallas area. 

As we've reported ... there's been a big push from several people in the MMA world to have Hardy blackballed from the sport, due to his domestic violence conviction.

Looks like he's undeterred by the hate.

Ex-NFL Receiver Hank Baskett Jordan Reed Needs To Hang It Up Think About Your Future

10/14/2016 12:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former NFL receiver Hank Baskett says it's time Redskins TE Jordan Reed starts thinking about his future off the field ... saying "you gotta know when actually it's time to hang it up."

Reed's health became a hot topic this week after he suffered the 6th concussion of his short career during last weeks game against the Ravens. Baskett -- who played 5 years in the league -- thinks Reed should look at the bigger picture.

"If you keep pushing -- especially after 6 confirmed concussions -- I think you gotta think about that a little more," Baskett tells TMZ Sports.

"You gotta think about life. Life is bigger, there's so much after sports. If I was in that situation where I had 6 concussions, I would stop because my family and my health is more important."

Check out the clip.


Lyoto Machida's Coach MMA Can Save Greg Hardy's Life ... I'd Love To Train Him

10/14/2016 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former NFL star Greg Hardy is finally getting support from someone in the MMA community ... and it comes from one of the best trainers in the business ... Kenny Johnson.

Kenny's trained stars like B.J. Penn, Jose Aldo and Anderson Silva. So when TMZ Sports ran into him at Black House MMA Gym ... we asked if he'd be interested in bringing Hardy on board.

"I would not judge the past of a man if he's trying to better his present."

KJ went on to say, "With him wanting to make the transition over to MMA ... hey man, Black House, we're open. Call me ... we'll train."

This comes just days after Jay Glazer and Luke Rockhold bashed the troubled former Pro Bowler ... saying there's no room for Hardy in the sport.

Johnson clearly disagrees.

"A lot of people are being real harsh on the guy. They're choosing to focus on the past of a man, rather than the future."

Check out the clip.

National Football League Donating $300k For Hurricane Relief

10/14/2016 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1015-nfl-logo-gettyThe National Football League is opening their fat pocketbook ... and DONATING $300,000 to help people from the U.S. to Haiti who were affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Matthew devastated the Caribbean ... before slamming the Southeast U.S. As a result of the storm, over 1,000 people died in Haiti ... and 22 lives were lost in North Carolina.

The NFL says $200k will be split between the Salvation Army, UNICEF and the American Red Cross. The rest will go toward repairing youth football fields in the Southeast that were torn up by the storm.

And it's not just the league that's helping ... as we previously reported, Redskins star Pierre Garcon used team owner Daniel Snyder's jet to bring medical supplies to Haiti.

Good work!

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