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D.L. Hughley Calls Out Ray Lewis, Jerry Rice Where's The Outrage Over Terence Crutcher?!

9/20/2016 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

D.L. Hughley is demanding action from some NFL legends -- calling out Jerry Rice, Ray Lewis and others who condemned Colin Kaepernick ... and asking why they're not as upset about the shooting of Terence Crutcher

Of course, Crutcher is the 40-year-old black man who was shot by a white police officer in Tulsa while his hands were raised and he appeared to be surrendering

"All the people from Jerry Rice to Jason Whitlock to Ray Lewis to Rodney Harrison who was so upset about Colin Kaepernick not standing up, I wish all of them were just as upset about Terence Crutcher getting shot down as they were about Colin Kaepernick not standing up," Hughley said. 

For reference, here are the previous statements the NFL legends made about Kaepernick: 

Jerry Rice -- "All lives matter. So much going on in this world today. Can we all just get along! Colin, I respect your stance but don't disrespect the Flag."

Ray Lewis -- "Listen I understand what you're trying to do, but understand, take the flag out of it. I have uncles, I've got brothers, going into the military, that said I will never see you again. To understand that I will always respect that part of what our patriotism should be. And that's the side that I think if Colin just really steps back, to effect change, to effect true change in what he's trying to say, if you don't have a real solution, if you ain't seen as a true activist, to go into hoods and do these things on a daily basis and not just jump up and just protest off this one thing because you're sick of it -- we've been sick of racism for 400-plus years."

Rodney Harrison -- "I think his heart is in the right place, I just think he was going about it in the wrong way. If he really wants to make change, sitting his butt down [during the anthem], that’s not going to change, that’s going to get people very upset and he has to understand that."

"And I tell you this, I’m a black man. And Colin Kaepernick -- he’s not black. He can not understand what I face and what other young black men and black people face, or people of color face, on a every single [day] basis. When you walk in a grocery store, and you might have $2,000 or $3,000 in your pocket and you go up in to a Foot Locker and they’re looking at you like you about to steal something. I don’t think he faces those types of things.”

Johnny Manziel Browns Ain't Bringin' Me Back ... But I Wish 'Em the Best

9/20/2016 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

With the Cleveland Browns in serious quarterback trouble, Johnny Manziel says one thing's for sure -- they're definitely not calling him. 

A sober Manziel was leaving Mr Chow in Bev Hills Monday night when he kept it 100 about his chances of going back to the Browns ... "I doubt that'll happen."

Still, Johnny says with a smile ... "I wish them the best."

JM doesn't seem too concerned -- telling TMZ Sports he's focused on going back to school anyway. 

By the way, Manziel's wearing an L.A. Rams hat -- they could use some QB help! 

Jaguars' Kelvin Beachum 'Doing Much Better' After Concussion ... Says Father

9/19/2016 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0919-kelvin-beachum-gettyGood news from Jaguars O-lineman Kelvin Beachum's father ... who tells TMZ Sports his son is expected to be released from the hospital soon after sustaining a concussion against the Chargers.

During the 3rd quarter, Beachum was kicked in the head by an opposing player and laid motionless on the ground for several minutes before getting carted off the field.

0919-kelvin-beachum-injury-on-field-ambulance-ESPN-01We spoke to Kelvin Beachum Sr., who talked to Kelvin this morning and says "he's doing much better."

"It was pretty scary seeing your son laying on the field for a long period of time," Kelvin Sr. says. "They're still running tests on him right now. They'll keep him for the rest of the day and then he'll be able to go home."

Get well soon!

Chris Pratt Don't Quit On Russell Wilson 'Keep Him On Your Fantasy Team'

9/19/2016 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


If you're ready to drop Russell Wilson after that terrible game against the Rams ... WAIT!

Chris Pratt strongly advises you to keep him on your fantasy team -- and moments ago in NYC, he explained why. 

Then again, Pratt's a HUUUGE Seahawks fan. So ... take his advice at your own risk.  

Wes Welker Reunites with Bob Kraft ... Over Martinis

9/19/2016 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0919-Wes-Welker-and-Bob-Kraft-capoNew England Pats owner Bob Kraft came face-to-face with one of his most famous ex-WRs this weekend, Wes Welker ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Turns out, the two both happened to be dining at Capo Restaurant in Boston (a pro athlete hot spot) on Saturday night -- before the Patriots took on the Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. 

We're told the owner of the place told Wes that Bob was dining in another section of the restaurant -- and Wes decided to go pay his old boss a visit. 

A restaurant spokesperson tells us both Wes and Kraft left their parties and sat down at their own table -- where they talked by themselves for roughly 30 minutes and drank martinis. 

Unclear what they talked about -- but Welker was telling staffers that he was in town to throw with Tom Brady ... which he did

The next day, Welker went to the game ... dressed in a Tom Brady mask ... and the fans LOVED it. 

LeBron James Heckled at Rams Game 'Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!'

9/19/2016 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He may have been supporting the home team, but LeBron James still got a bunch of crap from Rams fans at the Coliseum on Sunday ... getting peppered with "Kobe!" chants from the stands.

Besides James, there was a TON of huge stars at the Rams game -- the first NFL home game in Los Angeles in years -- including Magic Johnson, Ty Burrell, Flea, Anthony Kiedis, CeeLo, James Corden and more!

[h/t BSO


NFL's Chris Clemons Charged With Assault ... After Allegedly KO'ing Woman

9/18/2016 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0916-christian-clemons-GETTY-01NFL safety Chris Clemons has been charged with assault after he allegedly knocked out a woman outside a Scottsdale club in May ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Clemons -- who last played for the Arizona Cardinals -- was accused of punching a woman in the face after she got into an altercation with one of his female companions. 

Cops spoke to Clemons at the scene -- but didn't realize he was the guy they were looking for, so they let him go. The strange interaction was captured on a body camera.

According to court records, Clemons was charged with assault causing physical injury -- a misdemeanor that could land him in county jail for up to 6 months.

He's since pled not guilty to the charge and is due back in court next month.

Mike Golic My Bro's More Famous For 'Saved By The Bell' ... Than Pro Bowl Career

9/18/2016 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mike Golic says his brother's 3 NFL Pro Bowls, 2 All-Pro teams and CFB All-American honors pale in comparison to his biggest accomplishment ... starring in "Saved By The Bell: The College Years."

We got Mike out in NYC and had to ask him about his big bro Bob's big TV break ... when he played Zack and Slater's resident adviser on the short-lived (but classic) TV show.

Check out the clip -- Mike has all kinds of fun with Bob's place in history ... because despite Bob's DAMN FINE 13 year NFL career, his legacy will always and forever remain ... Bayside adjacent.

Could be worse ... right, Screech?

James Woods Kaepernick Is a Piece Of S*** 'I'll Never Watch NFL Again'

9/16/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

James Woods says Colin Kaepernick is a "dirtbag" -- and he's so pissed at the NFL for not punishing the QB over his national anthem protest he's boycotting the league ... FOR LIFE!!

Woods unloaded about the situation to our photog -- "I will never watch the NFL again, ever."

So, why the hostility?

Woods is downright offended by Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the anthem -- and railed against him on Twitter ... calling him a "dirtbag" and a "P.O.S."

Long story short ... Woods wants the 49ers or the NFL to force Kaep out of the league because it would send the message to other players that "tarnishing the flag" won't be tolerated.



Chad Johnson's Daughter Little Miss Messi DOMINATING Kids In Youth Soccer

9/15/2016 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Forget Bo Jackson ... who cares about Deion Sanders ... Tim Tebow? PLEASE ... There's a new 2 sport athlete on the horizon ... Chad Johnson's daughter, Cha'iel ... who just picked up soccer.


You've heard Cha'iel's name before ... she's an absolute PHENOM on the track, having won a gold medal in the 800 meters at the Junior Olympics this past August.

Well, now she's trying soccer ... and from the looks of the video her dad posted to Instagram just now ... the domination shall continue ... you gotta watch as she torches the whole team and scores.

BTW -- We talked to Chad ... and he told us it was HER FIRST SOCCER GAME EVER. Sometimes, it's just in the blood.

Hall Of Famer Andre Reed Showin' Love For Bruce Smith Un-BILL-ievable Custom Shoes!

9/15/2016 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914-andre-reed-nike-tmz-sportsThe Buffalo Bills are retiring Bruce Smith's jersey Thursday night -- but the most stylish tribute will come from his old teammate Andre Reed

Reed -- who played with Smith on the '90s Super Bowl team -- hit up Billy Hobbs of True Blue Customs (the guy who made Avery Williamson's 9/11 cleats) and asked him to pimp out a pair of Nike Air Force 1s. 

The result -- a nautical blue and red tribute ... complete with the Bills logo and an image of the legendary defensive end right on the shoes. 

It gets better ... we're told Andre and Bruce will autograph the kicks and auction them off -- with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo.  


Robert Griffin III Officially Files for Divorce

9/15/2016 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0915-rg3-Rebecca-Liddicoat-divorce-GETTY-01The divorce is officially underway ... 'cause Robert Griffin III has finally filed court docs looking to end his 3 year marriage to college sweetheart Rebecca Liddicoat

Just last month, RG3 announced he had broken things off with Liddicoat -- the mother of their 1-year-old daughter -- and had moved onto a new lady ... Florida State track star Grete Sadeiko. 

But now, we've confirmed the Cleveland Browns QB has filed the paperwork seeking to formally end his marriage. He filed on Sept. 7th in Texas. 

Sources connected to the former couple tell us RG3 and Liddicoat are not on good terms -- and the divorce ain't gonna be pretty. 

Robert doesn't seem phased -- he already got a tattoo of his new GF's name on his arm ... and has been posting love notes and couply pics of Grete on social media. 


NBA's Victor Oladipo I'm Not Planning to Protest Like Kaepernick

9/15/2016 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

OKC Thunder star Victor Oladipo says he will NOT follow Colin Kaepernick's lead and protest the National Anthem when the NBA season kicks off ... but he wouldn't be surprised if another NBA player did. 

Oladipo spoke to TMZ Sports to clarify comments he made during an interview with Complex Sports -- in which he was quoted as saying, "I truly believe" the protest will transfer to the NBA. 

But Victor says some people have twisted his words -- and wrongly implied that his interview was an endorsement of Colin. Now, he wants to make it clear ... it was NOT. 

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