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Seahawks 86'd Kaepernick Workout Over Kneeling Stipulation

4/12/2018 11:29 AM PDT
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The Seattle Seahawks told Colin Kaepernick not to bother coming to a planned workout unless he promised he would NOT continue his kneeling protest ... sources with knowledge of the situation tell TMZ Sports.

We're told the Seahawks had invited Kaep to a workout roughly 2 weeks ago to potentially take a job as Russell Wilson's backup QB ... but the plans hit a snag on Thursday.

Our sources say the team reached out to Kaepernick with specific questions about his kneeling protest -- and essentially wanted him to stipulate that if signed, he would NOT kneel during the 2018 season. 

In other words, the team wanted a guarantee Colin would stand during the anthem.

We're told Kaepernick would not agree to that stipulation -- so the Seahawks called off the workout, despite the fact travel plans had already been arranged.

There are reports the workout has been "postponed" -- but we're being told it's off the table.

Karrueche Tran Thong Beach Day ... With Victor Cruz

4/12/2018 10:36 AM PDT
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Unemployment is VERY good for Victor Cruz ... 'cause check out these pics of the NFL star hanging out with his insanely hot, thong bikini-wearing girlfriend, Karruche Tran

Makes ya wanna salsa dance, right?!

The couple was letting it all hang out in Miami on Thursday ... adding a little extra sexy to one of the best model-watching spots on the planet. 

Victor and Karruche have been dating since at least December -- and even KT's ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, has said, "They look really good together."

Yeah ... he's right. 

Reuben Foster Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

4/12/2018 8:44 AM PDT
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49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence stemming from a February incident in which he allegedly beat up his GF so bad, he ruptured her eardrum. 

Officials say ... on February 11, Foster's 28-year-old live-in girlfriend flagged down a stranger’s car to call 911. She called police. The victim claimed Foster dragged her by her hair, physically threw her out of the house, and punched her in the head 8 to 10 times.

The woman was hospitalized for her injuries and later released.

According to the Santa Clara District Attorney ... 24-year-old Foster faces charges of domestic violence with an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury, forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime, and possession of an assault weapon – all felonies.

He is also charged with misdemeanor possession of large capacity weapon magazine -- since officials say they found a Sig Sauer 516 with a high-capacity magazine during the search of Foster's home.

FYI, it's illegal to posses a Sig Sauer 516 in the state of California. 

If convicted, Foster faces more than 11 years in prison.

Shaquem Griffin Getting Looks from My Seahawks ... Says Twin Bro Shaquill

4/12/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Shaquem Griffin -- the 1-handed LB who crushed the Combine -- might already have an NFL suitor ... 'cause Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin says his squad's eyeing his twin bro!

We caught up with the Griffin bros a few weeks before the NFL Draft ... and had to ask about the possibility of them playing together like they did at the University of Central Florida.

Shaquill told us Pete Carroll saw Shaquem tear it up in Indy ... and hopes team honchos are all-in on forming "The Legion of Griffins."

"Everybody in the Seattle organization loves him. So, we're gonna see how it goes ... do whatever it takes to get him," Shaquill told TMZ Sports.

If not the 'Hawks, Shaquill says Shaquem will "definitely" get a shot somewhere ... and Shaquem says he'll be ready to show out (again)

FYI, the bros are already getting the celeb treatment. When we spoke, they were hangin' with Hulk Hogan's sports agent Darren Prince ... and on their way to meet the wrestling legend! 

Method Man Salutes Bob Kraft for Meek Mill Prison Visit

4/12/2018 12:20 AM PDT

Robert Kraft is definitely scoring points with the rap community after visting Meek Mill in prison ... with Method Man telling us he SALUTES the Patriots owner for the move. 

Oh, and while Meth is explaining why he respects the move ... THERE'S A FISTFIGHT GOING DOWN RIGHT BEHIND HIM!! 

Meth was leaving DJ Whoo Kid's "The Whoolywood Shuffle" show at the SiriusXM building in NYC when a pissed off woman and a pissed off man started brawling right on the sidewalk. 

But aside from the fight ... Meth had an interesting take on the Kraft situation -- and blasted the critics who've chalked the whole thing up to a shameless publicity stunt. 

Aldon Smith Blood Alcohol Level Was Deadly High

4/11/2018 2:29 PM PDT
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Aldon Smith's blood alcohol level was so high on Friday, it's a miracle he's not dead ... because a .40 can KILL most people. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the embattled NFL star was arrested Friday when his court-ordered SCRAM alcohol monitoring device went off. 

Now, officials say the device measured his B.A.C. at a whopping .40 ... 5 TIMES the legal limit to drive. 

In Smith's case, the judge in his domestic violence case had ordered him to be completely sober while wearing the device ... but officials say he went WAY over the edge. 

In fact, according to an organization for responsible drinking, most people with a .40 or higher are probably in a coma.

"The nerve centers controlling your heartbeat and respiration are slowing down. It's a miracle if you're not dead," the report says. 

On Wednesday in court, it was revealed that prosecutors and defense attorneys are looking into sending Aldon to an inpatient substance abuse facility.

Smith is currently in jail and will likely remain there until his next hearing on Friday.

Meek Mill Prison Visit from Robert Kraft & 76ers Owner

4/10/2018 3:05 PM PDT

Huge day for Meek Mill ... the rapper got a special visit from TWO insanely rich and powerful guys -- Patriots owner Robert Kraft and 76ers owner Michael Rubin

The two titans arrived together at Chester State Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania to spend some time with Meek who's serving 2 to 4 years for a probation violation

Meek had been on probation stemming from a 2008 drug and weapons case -- but a Pennsylvania judge ruled his two arrests (an airport fight and a reckless driving incident) constituted a violation. 

We know Rubin is a huge supporter of Meek -- he's visited several times before. He's also close with Robert Kraft, so we're guessing he was the driving force in getting Kraft to visit Meek on Tuesday. 

Sources tell us Kraft has also met Meek through business dealings in the past. 

Rubin has previously organized for several of his players to visit Meek -- including Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons who stopped by last week

Michael Irvin on Eagles Skipping Trump Visit: 'Hate That We're at That Place'

4/10/2018 8:13 AM PDT

Michael Irvin says it's a damn shame some Eagles are boycotting Trump's White House ... and hopes the time-honored tradition can continue once POTUS is outta office.

"I hate that we're at that place," Irvin told TMZ Sports. "Hopefully we can get back to that, if not this President's term, maybe the next."

Remember, The Playmaker won 3 rings with the Cowboys ... so it wasn't a surprise when he told us he thinks the ceremony's a BIG deal. 

That said, Mike says he realizes times have changed with #45 in the Oval Office ... so when it comes to Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and the other Eagles skippin' out on the visit, he ain't gonna hold it against them.

"That's what politics is. Everybody gets to express their opinions, and those guys are expressing their opinions."

Rams' Ethan Westbrooks Gets Probation In Stolen Loaded Gun Case

4/9/2018 9:59 AM PDT

The Rams player who was arrested for driving around with a loaded handgun that was allegedly stolen has struck a plea deal with prosecutors ... and he'll be on thin ice for the next 3 years. 

Ethan Westbrooks -- a defensive tackle who played in all 16 games in 2017 -- was arrested back in September after he was pulled over in Kern County, CA for speeding and cops found the gun in the car. 

Officials had previously said the gun -- which had been reported stolen in 2009 -- was loaded with 13 rounds of ammo. He was initially booked with 5 felonies including carrying a loaded firearm and possessing a high-capacity magazine. 

But now, court records show Westbrooks made a deal in which he agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanor carrying a loaded firearm ... and in exchange, the rest of the charges were dropped. 

27-year-old Westbrooks has been sentenced to 1 day in jail -- and got credit for time served, so he ain't going back. 

He also got 3 years probation and some fines. 

GB Packers WR Arrested for Bomb Joke at LAX

4/9/2018 6:39 AM PDT

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested at LAX on Sunday morning after cops say he joked about smuggling a bomb into the airport ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Yeah, they DON'T PLAY about that at LAX!!!

Law enforcement sources tell us the 24-year-old -- a 5th round draft pick out of Cal in 2016 -- was at the Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter with a female companion to check into a flight when the attendant asked the usual security questions about their luggage. 

Instead of playing it straight -- we're told Davis turned to the other woman and said, "Did you remember to pack the explosives?" 

She apparently said, "No" and tried to get him to stop. He then said, "Just kidding" -- but it was too late.

We're told cops were called and Davis was immediately taken into custody for misdemeanor criminal threats. He was booked -- mug shot and all -- and then released. 

According to his booking sheet, Davis is listed at 6'2", 195 lbs. 

No word if he's still planning on going to Hawaii ... 

Chris Bosh Super Proud Of Dwyane Wade For Helping Parkland Kids

4/9/2018 12:10 AM PDT

Chris Bosh says his heart is full of pride because his friend Dwyane Wade did an awesome thing ... taking time out to brighten the lives of kids affected by the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High.

In case you missed it, Wade visited with the students back in March, taking pictures, laughing with them, and delivering a message of encouragement to the kids. 

We got Bosh at LAX and asked what we thought of his old Miami running mate getting involved and showing love, and Bosh gushed like a proud bestie, then delivered a message of his own.

"That's what it's about man. He's a great dude, Florida's a great place and blessings that all the people get better soon and stay strong man."

Von Miller Yacht Partying with Hotties in Miami ... Despite Shark Investigation

4/8/2018 12:30 PM PDT

Von Miller clearly isn't fazed by an investigation into whether he illegally caught a hammerhead shark in Miami, 'cause he continues to party it up there ... in open waters.

The star Broncos linebacker was spotted in the Sunshine State again this weekend enjoying himself on a yacht with a ton of girls and a few pals in tow -- including 49ers rookie Adrian Colbert. Von even hopped on a jet ski with a chick at one point for a quick spin.

As you can see from the photos, Von doesn't seem to be the slightest bit concerned over the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission looking into whether he broke any laws a couple weeks ago in capturing and then releasing a wild hammerhead shark.

PETA flipped their lid over video and photos of the incident, claiming the crew had illegally caught and killed the animal. They ran their complaint all the way up the flagpole in Florida ... which is now officially under investigation.

Von and co. dropped the big fish back into the water when they were done posing with it, and one guy claimed it was swimming away. It's unclear though if the shark had, in fact, died. It appeared bloodied and somewhat lifeless while aboard their boat. 

Luke Terry 1-Armed Baseball Player Hits Like a Beast!

4/8/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Luke Terry -- the 15-year-old catcher who only has one arm -- CAN HIT ... and TMZ Sports has the incredible video!!!

Video of Terry playing catcher went viral this week ... showing the athlete catching the ball with his mitt and then flipping it to himself to throw back to the pitcher.

The footage inspired millions of people, including Deion Sanders who reached out to Terry to send him new, high-quality baseball gear. 

We spoke with Terry who says his baseball dreams include playing at the college level and then GOING PRO, BABY!!! 

"I'd like to play in the MLB, too," Terry says ... noting he's always had a passion for the sport. 

But, the best part of this story is listening to Terry's approach on life -- and how he HATES the word "can't."

In fact, Terry says he feels like a superhero when he goes out on the field and competes -- because he knows other kids look up to him and he's all about being a positive role model. 


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