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NFL's Chris Johnson

Gun Charge Dropped

... From Jan. Arrest

3/12/2015 6:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Finally some good news for NFL star Chris Johnson -- officials in Florida have dropped the misdemeanor gun charge against him stemming from a January arrest. 

Johnson was arrested on January 9th after he allegedly rolled through a stop sign and cops found 2 guns in his car. According to reports, the guns weren't properly stowed, so he was arrested for "open carrying" of firearms. Johnson maintained his innocence and later pled not guilty to the charge. 

Now, court officials in Orange County, FL tell TMZ Sports ... the State Attorney has officially dropped the case against the running back. 

Johnson posted a comment on the situation via social media Wednesday night ... writing, "Gun charges was dropped yesterday due to no evidence of me doing anything wrong."

He continued, "Also me have concealed weapons license the arrest should have never happen #GOD100."

Johnson is still recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder he received in a drive-by shooting in Orlando this weekend, in which CJ's close friend was killed. So far, no arrests have been made in that case. 

Jim Brown

Praises Johnny Manziel

'Very Wise' to Stay In Rehab

3/11/2015 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Johnny Manziel is getting some major support from the greatest Brown of them all ... Jim Brown ... who tells TMZ Sports he's proud of the QB for extending his stay in a treatment program. 

The Cleveland Browns legend was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood last night when he told us, "I think [Manziel] made a great move to go into therapy ... I'm very happy for him."

FYI -- the Browns recently announced that Manziel has decided to stay in his treatment program beyond the usual 28-day minimum. 

"I think it's an advantage," Brown said of Manziel's decision ... "I think it's very wise and I'm glad to see him do that ... so quote me please." 

Keyshawn Johnson

Wife Files for Divorce

... 7 Months After Wedding

3/10/2015 12:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0310-keyshawn-johnson-divorce-01Keyshawn Johnson's wife has filed for divorce ... just 7 months after tying the knot with the ex-NFL star in a lavish beach wedding ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

According to court docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court on March 3rd ... Jennifer Conrad is asking the judge to nuke their marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. 

Conrad says the pair separated back in February. She also notes she signed a pre-nup before they got hitched. 

In the docs, Conrad asks for joint legal custody of their 2 minor children (ages 5 and 2) ... though she wants primary physical custody with Keyshawn getting visitation. 

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The two tied the knot in a 4-day oceanfront celebration in Newport Beach, CA back in August -- with Jennifer rocking a $6,500 pair of Louboutin shoes with Swarovski crystals. 

But don't count Keyshawn out yet ... sources close to the former NFL star say there's still a chance the two will reconcile and call off the divorce. 

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NFL's D.J. Swearinger

Out of the Dog House

... In Alleged Truck Theft

3/10/2015 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The case of "D.J. Swearinger Steals His Own Truck" is officially closed ... after the NFL star forked over a HUGE check to the people who pimped it out ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... cops launched an investigation into the Houston Texans safety after he allegedly ordered $20k worth of upgrades to his 2013 F250 from a customizer in Texas ... and then drove it off the lot without paying

The upgrades were pretty awesome -- matte black paint with a Batman logo, speakers, new wheels, custom grill, train horn, etc. 

Now, the Harris County Sheriff's Office tells us .... they've been in touch with the customizers who say the debt has since been paid off in full. 

Translation -- case closed. 

It's been a bad month for Swearinger -- his pit bull dog also bit his Texans teammate Jadeveon Clowney. Fortunately, Clowney only suffered minor injuries in the attack. 

Jadeveon Clowney

Bit By Teammate's Pit Bull

... Hospitalized

3/10/2015 8:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0310-jadeveon-clowney-dog-bite-Document-Launch-Templateupdate_graphic_red_bar10:27 AM PT -- Swearinger just issued a statement saying ... "For the record.....my dog and clowney were just playing and it wasnt a serious bite."

"They were only playing....cool out on all that. #thanks."update-grey-gray-barHouston Texans star Jadeveon Clowney was HOSPITALIZED after the former #1 draft pick was reportedly bit in the arm by his teammate's pit bull. 

According to police records obtained by SportsRadio 610, the dog -- owned by Texans safety D.J. Swearinger -- got Clowney in the right arm ... piercing the skin. 

Clowney was taken to a nearby emergency room where he was treated -- and officials determined the dog had all of his shots. 

The pit bull was ordered to be on home quarantine -- and we're told Swearinger agreed..

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Rob Ryan

My Son's a Model

... And He's Hot!!!

3/10/2015 7:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0310_rob_ryan_sexy_son_launchSoooo ... Rob Ryan's son is a male model.  And he has abs. 

For those unfamiliar, Rob is the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints ... and he's the twin brother of Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan

The Ryan brothers aren't exactly known for having shredded physiques ... but in the case of Joe Ryan, sometimes the apple does fall far from the tree.

0310_rob_ryan_sexy_son_launch_subJoe recently moved to L.A. for modeling ... and his dad came to town to visit.  

In fact, we ran into the two on their way into the Lakers game at the Staples Center ... but for some reason, we just didn't connect the dots. 

Chris Johnson

Shooters Gunned For Jeep

Not Necessarily CJ2K

3/9/2015 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0308-chris-johnson-GETTY-03Police in Orlando are operating under the assumption that shooters targeted the Jeep NFL star Chris Johnson was in Sunday morning ... which led to his injuries and the death of another man.

While cops believe the Jeep was the intended target, they are unsure if the shooters were specifically going after Chris or anyone else in the vehicle.

According to the report, Chris was "uncooperative and would only state that he saw 'a car roll by, and they shot.'"

Police say Chris was riding in the front passenger seat when an unknown driver pulled up at a stoplight and opened fire - shooting him in the shoulder. The driver was declared dead on the scene with a gunshot wound to the head. Reggie Johnson, the other passenger - was shot twice in his right leg.

Neighbors near the crime scene tell TMZ Sports they heard at least 4 shots Sunday morning from what sounded like a large handgun - before hearing police arrive a few minutes later.

NFL LB Anthony Barr

I Can Explain Kim K's Blonde Hair

... She Went Super Saiyan!

3/9/2015 1:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian's power has increased by 50 times and she now has the power to destroy most beings in the galaxy ... at least according to Minnesota Vikings LB/cartoon nerd Anthony Barr. We'll explain ...

Anthony -- who just finished up his rookie year -- was out in L.A. Sunday night when we asked the former UCLA stud what he thought of Kim K's new blonde look.

That's when Barr went full comic book nerd ... comparing KK to a Super Saiyan, a type of character from the show "Dragon Ball Z" that has achieved nearly unlimited power through training.

You be the judge.

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Chris Johnson

Cops on the Hunt

for Surveillance Video

3/9/2015 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0308-chris-johnson-INSTAGRAM-03Local businesses in Orlando say police are hoping surveillance video may hold the key to solving the shooting involving NFL star Chris Johnson ... and they're making the rounds in the hopes one of them caught the shooting on video.

TMZ Sports spoke to a local Goodwill near where the shooting took place. They say they spoke to police and told them their cameras show the intersection where shots were fired  ... but aren't sure if they recorded a good enough look of the shooting. 

The Goodwill says they were visited by law enforcement Monday morning and turned over their surveillance video to them.

A local IHOP tells TMZ Sports they were contacted by law enforcement as well. They say they have yet to turn over their tapes, but want to help in the investigation any way they can. 

Johnson was shot in the shoulder early Sunday morning while riding in a car that was stopped at an intersection. Another man in the car was also shot in the shoulder, but a third man, the driver, was killed.

Chris Johnson

NFL Star Shot in Drive-By

... One Person Dead

3/8/2015 9:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar1:25 PM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained footage taken moments after the shooting ... showing bullet holes in Johnson's ride.

12:02 PM PT -- A source very close with Johnson tell us ... "When the driver got shot, Chris was leaning back in his seat texting like he always does. If he wasn't leaning back that shot would have killed him."

"It wasn't his time."

update-grey-gray-barNFL running back Chris Johnson was shot in the shoulder during a drive-by in Orlando, FL early Sunday morning  ... and one of the people in his car was killed.

Orange County Sheriff officials say the shooting took place around 4:09 AM -- when a mystery shooter opened fire on a Jeep that Chris was in ... along with two other people.

The victims told police they were stopped at a red light when another car pulled up next to them and began shooting.

29-year-old Chris was hit in the shoulder ... and another person in the car was also hit and died from his wounds. We're told Chris was taken to a nearby hospital -- and cops say he's in stable condition.

Sources close to Johnson tell us the former NY Jets and Tennessee Titans player was returning from a concert and was heading to a recording studio when he was shot.

Johnson posted a picture of himself and a friend together before the show.

Chris had been in L.A. training at Jay Glazer's Unbreakable gym but went home for the weekend to hang with friends and family.

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Chris Evans

Captain America And Star-Lord Assemble

For Super Bowl Promise

3/8/2015 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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When Captain America makes a promise ... he always follows through -- especially when it involves a deal he made with Chris Pratt over the Super Bowl.

As you may recall ... Pratt, a Seahawks fan, lost a bet to Chris Evans over the big game last month and visited a children's hospital dressed as Star-Lord from "Guardians of the Galaxy." Afterward, Evans agreed to the do the same, as Cap.

The 33 year-old hunk visited Seattle Children's Hospital Saturday in his Captain America costume ... and it's clear by the looks on these kids faces that their day was made.

The only thing Captain America couldn't do ... was explain why Marshawn Lynch didn't get the ball on the last play.

NFL's Kareem Jackson

I Paid $15k

To Immortalize My Favorite Cleats

3/8/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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NFL player Kareem Jackson spares no expense for his feelings ... 'cause the Houston Texans star paid over $15k for a tiny blinged-out replica of his favorite pair of cleats ... and they're pretty freakin' awesome.

We spoke with the guys down at AJ's Jewelers in Miami who tell us Jackson made a special request to transform his Nike Vapor Cleats into a miniature charm he could rock around his neck.

That's when they sprung into action ... taking over three weeks to create a VVS diamond-encrusted, 3D version of the shoes ... and when all was said and done, the pieces were worth more than $15k.

FYI -- AJ's has also created some pretty sweet stuff for other NFL stars ... including iced-out mini-jerseys for guys like T.Y. Hilton and Michael Huff.

Being rich ... it actually, truly, doesn't suck.                                                                                                               

Ray Rice

Park Football Superstar

[Video]

3/7/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ray Rice found a way to keep himself in football shape after he was cut by the Ravens and suspended from the NFL back in September ... he hit up a park league game ... and crushed it. 

Rice hit up a touch league game in Baltimore roughly one month after TMZ Sports published the inside-the-elevator video ... and asked the guys if he could join in one of the games. 

Sources tell us ... the guys welcomed Rice onto the squad (coincidentally named the Ravens) and he played a little wide receiver and cornerback. 

One source tells us, "He caught the game winning interception (you can see in the video) and everyone went nuts!"

We're told everyone tried to up their game to impress Rice ... but ultimately, "he was on a whole different level."

One player tells us by the end of the game, he won over just about everyone -- and says, "We would love to have him back if he ever wants to play with us again."

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