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Cam Newton

It's a Miracle

I Survived the Crash

12/10/2014 5:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1210-cam-newton-and-truck-01Cam Newton says he's SHOCKED that he wasn't killed or seriously injured in that frightening rollover crash Tuesday -- and says he's been constantly thanking God that he survived. 

The Carolina Panthers QB just released a statement on Instagram ... saying when he looks at images of the wreck he immediately begins to think, "soMEone is supposed to be dead or severely injured worse than what I am right now!"

Cam says the accident has strengthened his faith in god ... and says, "Someone has there protective hands on my life shielding me from any danger that may come my way!"

He continued, "I know one thing, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF 'IF' you are holding a grudge against someone, 'IF' you don't tell the people that's close and dear to you that 'YOU LOVE THEM' every chance you get."

"SHAMEonYOU if YOU go another second in life with holding a grudge or HATING on someone, taking life for granted, or just not appreciating the breath you just breathed."

"Trust and believe there are plenty people with illnesses, people in the hospital, or even people that are 6ft under the earth that W1SH they had "another"opportunity to do so!"

He concluded with the hashtag ... "#THANKyouJESUSforALLOWINGmeTOseeANOTHERday"

Chris Rock

Roethlisberger's the 'Original Cosby'

12/10/2014 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Apparently, Chris Rock is not a Ben Roethlisberger fan -- calling the Pittsburgh Steelers QB the "Original Cosby" during a media event in Baltimore last night.

Rock was addressing the crowd before a screening of his new movie "Top 5" when he said, "I was getting ready to say something really bad about Roethlisberger ... he's the original Cosby."

Rock is clearly harkening back a few years -- when two different women accused Big Ben of rape in two different cities.

Roethlisberger was first accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Lake Tahoe back in 2008. He ultimately settled with his accuser and was never charged with a crime. 

The second alleged incident went down in Georgia in 2010 ... when Ben allegedly assaulted a woman in a nightclub bathroom. He was investigated by cops but never charged with a crime. 

Ben was never accused of drugging the women ... unlike Bill Cosby who has been accused of giving women pills before taking advantage of them. 

After Rock cracked the joke ... he realized the comment might spark some controversy -- saying, "That's horrible ... that's gonna go everywhere."

Props to our friends at the Baltimore Sun for getting the video.  

Washington Redskins

Fight Breaks Out at Practice

With the Media Watching

12/10/2014 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Two Washington Redskins threw haymakers at each other during practice Wednesday right in front of the media -- and you thought the Skins ran out of ways to embarrass themselves.

The fists started flying during drills between receiver Andre Roberts and corner Bashaud Breeland. A few wild swings were thrown before players and coaches came in and separated the guys -- but they never came together to shake or hug it out.

The team kicked out all cameras right after the brawl.

Sitting at 3-10 ... the Skins should bottle up some of that fight for Sundays.

Cam Newton

Released From Hospital

Won't Be Charged

12/10/2014 9:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1210-cam-newton-tmz-01It's been a great morning for Cam Newton -- not only was he released from the hospital following Tuesday's car crash, but he also learned he won't be charged with a crime.

According to the Carolina Panthers, Newton "has soreness but is in good spirits. He's excited to be discharged and begin recuperating with family."

The Charlotte PD tells TMZ Sports ... Cam did nothing wrong when it comes to the accident and he will not be charged.

Cam suffered two "transverse fractures" in his lower back, and his status for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay is still up in the air.

Oh yeah ... Cam was also named NFC Offensive Player of the Week today.

Congrats!

Tennessee Titans Accuser

We Had Consensual Sex First...

Then He Raped Me

12/10/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ Sports has obtained the police report filed by the woman who claims she was raped by Tennessee Titans Player Sammie Hill ... in which she admits they had consensual sex before he allegedly raped her.

The woman -- a dancer at a Houston strip club -- says she met Hill while working December 3rd and went back to a nearby hotel with him.

The woman claims she and Hill had consensual sex at the hotel - but then they fell asleep. 

A short time later, the woman claims she woke up when Hill "placed his hand around her throat while attempting to stick his penis in her vagina."

The woman claims she resisted, and told him to stop several times -- to which Hill allegedly replied "I'm just trying to get this last nut."

The woman claims Hill eventually apologized - and gave her $300 in cash.

Cops are investigating the incident -- so far no charges have been filed or arrests have been made.

We reached out to Hill and his reps for comment -- no word back.

Cam Newton's Truck

The Wreckage

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12/10/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ Sports has obtained new pics of Cam Newton's truck -- which show just how bad it was banged up in Tuesday's wreck. 

After the collision, which occurred right near Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, Cam's Dodge Ram 1500 truck was hauled to a nearby tow yard.

Sources tell us the truck sustained so much damage from the rollover crash, it's considered a total loss.  

It's fortunate Newton didn't have a passenger in the car -- because as you can see in the photo, the roof on the front passenger side caved in when it rolled over. Witnesses say the car rolled at least 2 times. 

The truck was not your average Dodge Ram -- we're told it was pimped out especially for Cam ... with a custom lift job and other cool features. 

Of course, Newton walked away with only minor fractures in his back -- but he's gotta be bummed to lose the ride.

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49ers Antoine Bethea

We LOVED Seeing Kaepernick

Confront Raiders LB

12/9/2014 1:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea tells TMZ Sports the team was PUMPED to see Colin Kaepernick get in Sio Moore's face at halftime last week ... saying, "It fired the guys up."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Kaepernick got into a heated spat with Moore in the tunnel at last week's game ... with Moore calling the QB a "bitch ass motherf**ker."

"Kap is a grown man and he won't let ANYBODY disrespect him like that," Bethea says.

"The guys in the locker room love seeing when your leader steps up like that. It makes us all rally behind him and get ready for these last few weeks and fight to get in (the playoffs)."

Bethea chalks the whole thing up to the local rivalry and says the 49ers are already moving on from the incident.

"Trust me, we are not worried about Sio and what the Raiders are doing. They got the victory and we look forward to getting our team ready for next week."

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Cam Newton

Fractured Back In Car Wreck

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12/9/2014 9:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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12:31 PM PT -- Cam suffered two "transverse fractures" in his lower back and will remain in the hospital overnight ... according to the Carolina Panthers.
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quarterback Cam Newton was hospitalized after his truck was flipped over in a car wreck Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Officials say two cars were involved in the wreck ... Cam's truck and a sedan ... which collided on a bridge right in front of Bank of America Stadium where the Panthers play. 

1209-cam-newton-accident-twitter-03Cam was seen on his back on the side of the bridge where the accident took place ... grimacing in pain. Several people were seen tending to the 25-year-old QB. 

We're told Cam kept trying to stand up after the accident ... but couldn't ... and eventually relented and waited for help to arrive. 

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Multiple emergency vehicles raced to the scene. Cam reportedly told paramedics he did NOT want to be transported to the hospital ... but eventually gave in. 

He was placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance which rushed him to a nearby hospital. 

As for the condition of the other driver, officials tell us the person was also transported to the hospital -- but did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. 

A witness at the scene tells TMZ Sports ... Newton was "t-boned" from the left side, swerved, and then flipped over. 

The witness says he observed Cam crawling out of the back window of the truck ... he walked over to the curb and laid down. 

The witness says, "Cam didn't blow any lights or stop signs" and believes Cam had the right of way through the intersection where he was struck. 

Story developing ...

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Colin Kaepernick [Video]

Heated Showdown with Raiders LB

'I'm Coming for You'

12/9/2014 9:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1209-kaepernick-encounter-launch49ers QB Colin Kaepernick got into a heated exchange with Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore during halftime this weekend ... with Sio calling Colin a "bitch ass motherf**ker."

TMZ Sports has the footage ... showing Moore talking smack to 49ers players as they ran into the tunnel at halftime during Sunday's matchup. 

Moore says something that grabs CK's attention and Kaepernick gets in his face -- saying, "I'm coming for you."

That's when you hear Moore fire back ... "Bitch ass mothef**ker."

As the two separate, 49ers defensive tackle Tony Jerod-Eddie steps in ... yelling, "I'll fire your ass up."

The Raiders came out and dominated the second half ...  and won the game 24-13. 

After the game, Moore posted a pic of himself and Kaepernick on Instagram with the caption, "There's a difference between boys and Men... Freakin chump."

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Tom Brady

Now With More

F-Bombs

12/9/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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If you’ve seen Tom Brady using the F-Word during football games ... get used to it. TB says it's just the best way to sum up his feelings during a game, so he's gonna keep hurling it.

Best of all, the Patriots QB says don’t blame him -- blame the networks for airing it!

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Tennessee Titans Lineman

Named In Sexual Assault Report

12/8/2014 9:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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3:51 PM PT -- The Titans just released a statement, saying, "We will let the police investigate the allegation and we will provide any assistance they need.  We have discussed the matter with Sammie and we will continue to gather the facts."
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Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Sammie Lee Hill has been named in a police report by a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by the NFL player last week ... TMZ Sports has learned. 
Here's what we know ... a woman went to police in Houston claiming Hill -- currently in the middle of a 3-year $11.4 million contract -- sexually assaulted her in a hotel room in Atlanta. 

Houston PD tells us they took a "courtesy report" for an allegation of sexual assault which was forwarded to Atlanta PD.  

Officials with APD confirm the woman named 28-year-old Hill as the suspect. 

We're told ... the woman claims to have marks and bruises on her neck which she claims she suffered during the alleged sexual assault.  

So far no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made. Cops are investigating. 

We reached out to Hill and his reps for comment -- so far no word back. We also reached out to the NFL but haven't heard back from them either. 

Story developing ...

KC Star Eric Berry

Diagnosed With

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

12/8/2014 1:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1208_eric_berry_gettyKansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, which his doctors have described as "very treatable and potentially curable" through chemotherapy. 

Dr. Christopher Flowers, a lymphoma specialist at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, said in a statement, "The goal of Mr. Berry's treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now."

Berry said through a statement, "My family and I are very grateful for the amount of support we have received over the last couple of weeks. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate all the words of encouragement, the blessings and well wishes."

He continued, "I will embrace this process and attack it the same way I do everything else in life. God has more than prepared me for it. For everyone sharing similar struggles, I’m praying for you and keep fighting!"

Billy Bob Thornton

Hey Browns Fans ...

STOP COMPLAINING!

12/8/2014 6:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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120814_billy_bob_thornton_launchThey're still in the playoff race (technically), so Cleveland Browns fans need to QUIT THEIR BITCHIN' about the QB situation ... so says Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob -- a huge Colts fan -- was leaving LAX yesterday after Indianapolis beat up on the Brownies ... when we asked if it was time to swap out Hoyer for Johnny Manziel. 

Thornton essentially told us to RELAX when it comes to Johnny Football -- "He'll get in there one of these days."

But the best part ... "If I was a Browns fan and I had the record they have right now, I'd just be happy. you know? They're doing OK."

Ouch.

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