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Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem Rips Celtics Over Ray Allen Snub

5/12/2017 10:26 AM PDT
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Miami Heat star Udonis Haslem says the 2008 Boston Celtics are a bunch of petty whiners who need to GET OVER their beef with Ray Allen ... and he's not mincing his words. 

Of course, Allen famously left the Celtics after the '11-'12 season and joined up with the Miami Heat -- and guys like Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo are still upset he left without saying goodbye.

Haslem went on the "Joe Rose Show" on WQAM and said those guys need to grow up. He also took a moment to remind the guys the Miami Heat owned them during the height of the rivalry. 

"You got your ass whooped with Ray and we got Ray and we whooped your ass again."

Ex-NFL WR Michael D. Jackson Killed In Motorcycle Accident

5/12/2017 7:56 AM PDT
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Ex-NFL wide receiver Michael Jackson -- who led the NFL in receiving TDs in '96 -- was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday morning in Louisiana ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Louisiana State Police confirm Jackson was in an accident in Tangipahoa, LA while riding his motorcycle in the early morning. He was 48.

Officials say Jackson was driving a '13 Kawasaki on US 51 around 1 AM at a "high rate of speed" when a 20-year-old woman backed out of a parking spot and into both lanes of the highway.

The motorcycle crashed into the driver's side door of the car -- and the impact was so violent, the bike smashed through the door and killed the driver of the car.

Officials are investigating the crash. 

Jackson played in the NFL from '91 to '99 for the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens. He exploded in '96 when he finished 6th in the league in receiving yards, behind guys like Isaac Bruce, Herman Moore and Jerry Rice.

He was also college teammates with Brett Favre at the University of Southern Mississippi.

After injuries cut his career short, Jackson turned to politics and became the mayor of Tangipahoa in 2009. He served until 2013.

R.I.P.

Tom Brady Mocks Madden Curse Breaks Mirror, Walks Under Ladder

5/12/2017 7:40 AM PDT
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Tom Brady is scaring the living hell out of Patriots fans -- not only is he on the new cover of Madden ... but he's essentially sticking his middle finger up at the curse!!!

Brady is on the cover of Madden 18: G.O.A.T. Edition -- immediately sparking concerns from believers in the Madden Curse ... a curse that's taken down stars like Gronk, Michael Vick and Peyton Hillis.

Brady is confident he'll escape the Madden wrath ... and to prove he won't be scared by any superstition, he broke a mirror and walked under a ladder.

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING?!!

One Brady fan named Jane commented to the QB, "STOP IT. NOW. JUST STOP IT. omg stop it now. STOP."

Brady wrote back, "You stop it, Jane!"

Chicago Bears' Kevin White Maserati Stolen In Crazy 'Bump and Run' Car Theft Scheme

5/12/2017 5:58 AM PDT
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Bears WR Kevin White was straight jacked for his Maserati in an elaborate crime scheme in Chicago being called a "Bump and Run" theft. 

Cops say White's girlfriend, Roksana, was driving his white Maserati around 6:30 PM on Thursday night when the car was struck by another vehicle. 

When Roksana got out of the car to exchange information with the other driver, someone (presumably an accomplice) rushed into the Maserati and bolted with the vehicle. 

Fortunately, Roksana was not hurt during the incident -- but still, that SUCKS! 

Officials tell TMZ Sports there have been 6 other "bump and run" style car thefts in the past week and there's strong reason to believe they're related. 

Bears Rookie Mitch Trubisky Arrives To First NFL Camp In Style ... In Grandma's '97 Camry

5/11/2017 3:59 PM PDT
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Here's the best example of keeping it real we've ever seen ... Bears rookie -- the 2nd pick in the Draft -- Mitch Trubisky pushing his grandma's '97 Toyota Camry to his first pro football camp.

Before we go any further, Trubisky is rich -- with the #2 pick projected to have a contract valued around the $30 million ... so he definitely doesn't HAVE to push granny's ride to practice.

So, why's he doing it? Mitch is keeping a promise to Bears GM Ryan Pace, who asked the new QB to drive his "beat-up" car to his first practice.

Kid's a man of his word ... are you paying attention, Toyota?

Willie McGinest Robert Kraft Will Pay Out Aaron Hernandez Contract

5/11/2017 3:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Now that Aaron Hernandez is no longer a convicted murderer, Robert Kraft WILL fork over a check for the $6 million he reportedly owes the ex-NFL star ... so says Willie McGinest

As we previously reported, Aaron's legal team has been in contact with NFL agents to determine if the New England Patriots will have to pay out the remainder of his deal due to the abatement of his murder conviction.

McGinest -- who played 12 seasons with the Patriots -- says he believes Kraft will ultimately oblige and pay what he owes ... for 2 reasons.

The first reason -- McGinest says Kraft "has a heart" and will want to make sure Aaron's daughter is taken care of.

The second reason -- McGinest says if the law requires him to pay, he's not the kind of guy who will try to duck his obligation. 

Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez, says the family is not rushing the issue -- they're focusing on grieving first. 

Cam Newton Caribbean Birthday Turn Up ... with Baby Mama

5/11/2017 9:55 AM PDT
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Cam Newton turns 28 today ... and he celebrated by hitting the water with the mother of his children on a crazy expensive Caribbean vacation. 

Cam and Kia Proctor -- who he has 2 kids with -- were spotted out on jet skis Wednesday ... having a blast. 

But the best part ... Cam made his own birthday music video showing off all the awesome stuff he's been doing on vacation ... and it's SICK AS HELL! 

Yachts, ATVs, dance parties ... looks like his birthday wish has already come true.   

Julio Jones Talks Falcons Draft At Hollywood Club ... Rocks Man Bag

5/11/2017 6:33 AM PDT
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Julio Jones hit the club scene in Hollywood Wednesday night -- but he wasn't a sloppy Lindsay Lohan-style mess -- he was sober, sippin' water and tellin' us why he LOVES the guys his ATL Falcons took in the NFL Draft.

The WR was leaving Warwick (rockin' a man bag, we'll get to that later) when he told us why he thinks the Falcons had an "amazing" draft.

FYI, Atlanta went defense with their first 2 picks -- DE Takk McKinley in the 1st round and LB Duke Riley in the 3rd.

Julio also praises the Dallas Cowboys -- and told us why he thinks they'll easily rack up at least 10 wins again.

But back to the man bag ... (which Julio INSISTS is not a fanny pack). JJ says there's a real solid reason he wears it out and even told us what he keeps in it.

Don't worry, Julio, if it's good enough for The Rock, it's good enough for us ...

Pacman Jones Car Crash Apology Rejected ... By JROTC Cadet

5/10/2017 4:11 PM PDT
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6:27PM PT -- Jones' agent Peter Schaffer tells TMZ Sports Ruege is a liar who is changing his story for publicity. 

When asked to elaborate Schaffer claims Ruege admitted fault at the scene of the accident and fessed up to texting while driving (Reuge denies he was on his phone).

Schaffer also says Ruege informed Jones there was no hard feelings but is now demonizing Jones in a shameless attempt to grab headlines.

The man on the other end of the Pacman Jones car crash is an 18-year-old high school student -- a JROTC cadet -- who says the NFL star tried to apologize after the crash ... but he won't accept it. 

Pacman exploded on Kylar Ruege after an early morning collision in Ohio on Tuesday -- after Kylar's '92 Mustang collided with Pac's Rolls-Royce Ghost.

FYI, Kylar is an infantryman in the National Guard and hopes to pursue a military career after he graduates. 

Kylar says Pacman called him every name in the book in the moments after the crash -- and was so angry, a witness stepped in to make sure things didn't turn physical. Kylar says he was scared for his own safety. 

Kylar says his mother filed a complaint with the Bengals -- and Pacman eventually tried to apologize for his behavior. Pacman invited Kylar to come to Bengals training camp as his guest, but he declined. 

And get this, we asked if Kylar had a message for Pacman -- "Lives are more important than cars."

Johnny Manziel & Fiancee Topless Beach Party ... With 2 Hot Chicks!

5/10/2017 12:45 PM PDT

Johnny Manziel's NFL comeback is taking a backseat ... to boobies. 

The QB and his smokin' hot fiancee, Bre Tiesi, are on a pre-wedding vacation in Tulum, Mexico with 2 of Bre's insanely attractive lady pals. 

For some incredible reason, the women all decided to lose their tops for a quick dip in the ocean while Johnny was hanging out and taking in the sights. 

Just a few weeks ago, Manziel told us he didn't need a bachelor party before the wedding ... and now, we kinda get why. 

Oh, one more thing ... one of the women in the group is Jordan Ozuna (she's the middle girl in the group shot) -- who's currently connected to Tyga and previously dated Justin Bieber

Congrats ... to everyone. 

Aaron Hernandez Lawyers Talking to NFL Agents About Contract Situation

5/9/2017 10:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Aaron Hernandez's attorney, Jose Baez, says his legal team is in talks with the NFL player's former agents to see how the abatement of his murder conviction will affect his contract with the Patriots. 

There are theories that with the murder conviction erased, the New England Patriots will be on the hook to pay out the remainder of his contract to Aaron's estate ... a number reportedly around $6 million. 

Baez says Aaron's family and legal team are still grieving over Aaron's death and while they're exploring their options, they're not rushing to action. 

As for prosecutors suggesting that Hernandez planned to kill himself in a plot to exploit the abatement doctrine to force the Patriots to pay out his family ... Baez says it's a long shot theory and "I don't give it any shred of credibility at this point."

Aaron Hernandez Murder Conviction Officially Dismissed

5/9/2017 8:34 AM PDT
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9:05 AM PT -- The Bristol County D.A.'s Office just said they plan to appeal the judge's decision.Aaron Hernandez's conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd has officially been dismissed by a judge.

The case went before the court in Massachusetts early Tuesday morning where Hernandez's team argued that the conviction cannot stand because he had not exhausted all of his appeals before his death. The doctrine is called abatement ab initio.

Prosecutors argued against it -- claiming Hernandez knew about the rule and used it as a loophole in a diabolical plot to get millions of dollars from the Patriots for his family.

The evidence, prosecutors claim, was spelled out in his suicide note to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins ... in which he told her, "You're rich!"

Prosecutors say Hernandez knew if his conviction was erased the Patriots would have to pay out the remainder of his NFL contract ... estimated to be worth around $6 million.

Prosecutors claimed he shouldn't be rewarded for cutting his own appeal short by committing suicide -- but ultimately the judge didn't see it their way ... and cleared the conviction.

Odin Lloyd's family was in the courtroom when the judge announced her decision. They were visibly upset and left the courtroom in a rush. 

NY Jets WR Arrested for Fighting Cop

5/8/2017 6:38 AM PDT
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NY Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson -- a rising star who had a solid 2017 season -- was arrested at a music festival in Florida this weekend after allegedly fighting a police officer, TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 23-year-old was at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami on Sunday --where stars like Migos, Gucci Mane, 21 Savage and Future performed -- when he got into it with security. 

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Anderson was fighting with security after being told to leave. 

He refused and that's when a Miami PD lieutenant got involved and told him to sit on the ground. 

That's when things went from bad to worse ... 

"[Anderson] tensed his body and pushed [the officer]. [Anderson] was redirected to the ground and continued to fight with police and security."

Anderson was arrested for felony resisting arrest with violence and misdemeanor obstruction of a police officer. 

In the police report, Anderson is listed at 6'3", 180 pounds. 

The Jets were hoping for big things from Anderson in 2017 -- he had 42 catches for almost 600 yards as an undrafted rookie in 2016. 

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