NFL linebacker Torrey Green says he is completely innocent in all 4 sexual assault cases -- but wants to apologize to the Atlanta Falcons for the "distraction" his legal issues have caused.
TMZ Sports broke the story ... the former Utah State standout is being investigated for allegedly raping several women in 2015. The Falcons cut him Thursday as soon as they learned about the allegations.
Green has hired a crisis manager -- Zack Teperman of ZTPR -- who says he's 100% confident Green will not only be exonerated, but continue his NFL career.
"Our client Torrey Green would like to apologize to Arthur Blank, Dan Quinn, Jeff Ulbrich and the entire Falcons organization for this distraction and the unfortunate accusations," Teperman says.
"At this time Torrey has complete faith that any further investigation will prove his complete innocence and he will be exonerated."
"It's a shame his name is being dragged out there in the media and that this young man’s bright future in the NFL is taking a major hit."
"Torrey will continue to cooperate with authorities if needed, and looks forward to his next NFL opportunity. We will have no further comment at this time."
Ex-NFL running back Montee Ball has just been sentenced to 2 consecutive 30 day jail sentences stemming from 2 different domestic violence incidents.
The 25-year-old -- who last played for the Denver Broncos -- cut a deal with prosecutors and pled guilty to 2 counts of disorderly conduct and 1 count of battery from incidents involving 2 different women.
One woman accused Ball of beating her up at a Madison, WI hotel back in Feb. The other woman claimed Ball got physical with her in March.
In addition to the jail time, Ball was also sentenced to 18 months probation.
The judge granted Ball work-release privileges -- which means he can go out and work during the day as long as he returns to his cell to spend the night.
4:15 PM PT -- A rep for the Cache County District Attorney's office confirmed Green is being investigated for ANOTHER sexual assault incident, making it 4 total.
10:55 AM PT -- Falcons owner Arthur Blank addressed the Green situation Thursday morning at training camp ... saying, "we don't want anybody connected to the organization who has those kind of accusations against them."
7:09 AM PT-- The Atlanta Falcons have cut Torrey Green. Our NFL sources tell us his release is directly related to the ongoing rape and sexual assault investigations.
An Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker is at the center of TWO separate rape investigations ... after two different women told cops he sexually assaulted them while he was a star player at Utah State.
TMZ Sports has learned ... the Cache County Attorney's Office in Utah is actively investigating Torrey Green -- a 6'2", 220 pounder who signed a free agent contract with the Falcons back in April.
INCIDENT #1 (January 14, 2015) -- The accuser claims Green took her back to his apartment, pushed her onto the bed, removed her pants and began to have sex with her against her will.
The accuser told cops she was VERY clear to Green she did not want to have sex ... telling him, "Please stop, I don't want to do this" ... but he "went for it" anyway.
After the incident, the woman claims Green said to her, "You aren't the kinda girl that would report rape? Because that would ruin my career."
The woman went to the Utah State sexual assault center that same night and nurses administered a rape kit.
Green told cops the woman is lying -- insisting he stopped his sexual advances when she "hesitated" ... and says he would never have sex with anyone against their will.
INCIDENT #2 (Nov. 21, 2015) -- A different woman claims she and Green had been drinking a lot at a party when he took her to a room, locked the door and begged her to have sex.
The woman says she remembers saying "No" and trying to leave the room, but the door was locked. Next thing she knows, Green is on top of her, her pants were off and she was in pain.
The woman got a rape kit and went to police, but cops say she stopped being cooperative. The case has been kicked over to the D.A. anyway.
There was a 3rd incident involving a 3rd woman ... who claims she was also sexually assaulted by Green in November ... when he groped her several times against her will. She also went to police.
We spoke with Jacob Gordon, a prosecutor in the Cache County District Attorney's office, who told us all the cases are being reviewed for possible charges -- so far, a decision has not been made.
We reached out to Green multiple times over several days -- but have not heard back.
Aaron Rodgers' brother says it's "unfortunate" the way "The Bachelorette" featured the rift between his family and the NFL star on the show ... saying the coverage hurt his family.
Luke Rodgers -- the oldest of the Rodgers brothers -- appeared on "TMZ Sports" (airs Wednesday night on FS1) ... and says the fact producers continued to inject Aaron into the show rubbed him the wrong way.
The good news ... Luke says the love between his bro, Jordan Rodgers, and JoJo Fletcher is 100% LEGIT -- telling us, "I've never seen my brother so happy."
Make sure to check out the entire interview tonight on "TMZ Sports" on FS1 at 9 PM PT.
President Obama is now officially the hero of Demaryius Thomas' family after cutting the wide receiver's grandmother a huge break on her life sentence.
Minnie Pearl Thomas is one of the 214 prisoners who got their prison sentences commuted by the Prez on Wednesday. Minnie got sentenced to life in prison in 2000 for running a cocaine distribution ring, but now she's set to be released Dec. 1 ... thanks to Obama.
Demaryius said this "Couldn't be a better day" ... as he gave the President a shout-out for giving families like his "second chances."
The Broncos star already saw his mother get her drug sentence commuted in 2015. She famously attended one of Demaryius' football games for the first time last season.
A big pre-season victory for Seattle Seahawks cornerbackBrandon Browner -- who will NOT be prosecuted for allegedly attacking his baby mama's father last month ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We broke the story ... cops were investigating Browner after the alleged victim claimed he was in a heated argument with the NFL player, who became violent. Browner allegedly left the scene in his white Bentley before cops arrived.
But according to new court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the investigation hit a major roadblock -- because officials could not locate or interview Browner ... and the witnesses suddenly became uncooperative.
The L.A. County District Attorney's office ultimately decided they didn't have the goods to get a conviction -- and declined to move forward with charges.
"You see him this year and come in at the line, switching the play call, seeing the coverage’s well, reading the linebackers, who is who and what coverage it is. He’s doing a great job this camp so far and it’s still early."
Johnny Manziel's dream of playing for the Dallas Cowboys just got a huge endorsement from NFL legend Dan Reeves, who tells TMZ Sports "I’d love to see him get that opportunity."
Reeves -- who made a record 9 Super Bowl appearances as a player and coach -- says the troubled QB deserves another shot in the league, as long as he's focused on football.
“No question, I think he would be good for anybody," Reeves tells TMZ Sports. "He’s still gotta learn to walk the walk and talk the talk ... but if he can play like he did in college, I don’t see how that would be a bad addition to the team.”
"He needs to get his life in order before he thinks about football and he’s had a lot of things going on that have taken his mind from the game ... but if he puts all that behind him and has someone to mentor him, I’d love to see him get that chance."
According to the report, filed by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office ... cops say Tre's mother had called because her son was "acting unusual and making irrational statements."
When Tre saw the cops, he threatened to call the White House and have them all fired -- and made bizarre statements about Al Qaeda ... so says the report.
Upon inspection, cops noticed a hole that had been punched in the wall of Tre's bedroom and a broken vase and lamp. Tre also had a cut on his hand, but was refusing medical attention.
The officer who filed the report made it clear Tre was in no position to make decisions on his own.
"I believe that Trence does not have the [redacted] ability to make decisions at this time and therefore he was transported to [redacted] where he was treated for the laceration and admitted for evaluation under the [redacted]."
Mason was a no-show at L.A. Rams training camp -- and head coach Jeff Fisher says the running back hasn't spoken with anyone in the organization since 2015.