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J.J. Watt's College Teammate

Exposes Hilarious MTV Cameo

'We Gave Him S**t For It'

7/15/2015 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Did you know ... J.J. Watt was on an MTV reality-ish show before he became an NFL superstar???? 

His former college teammates did ... including SF 49ers cornerback Marcus Cromartie who tells TMZ Sports the entire Wisconsin Badgers squad gave him crap for it back in 2009. 

First off, Cromartie has nothing but GREAT things to say about Watt -- but when we asked if he thought Watt could hack it in Hollywood, that's when Marcus brought up his MTV past. 

Turns out, Watt had a guest role on a docuseries called, "College Life" -- which followed real life college students at UW (it only lasted one season). 

J.J. -- sporting an incredible sideways beanie/cap at the time -- was the "crush" of one of the stars ... who raved about Watt being a really nice guy.

Check out the clip ...  the girls are clearly smitten with the football player -- but clown him over his mode of transportation at the time. 

Who's laughing now? 

NFL's Aaron Kromer

Son Will Be Charged in Beach Attack

7/14/2015 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0714-aaron-kromer-getty-01The 21-year-old son of Buffalo Bills line coach Aaron Kromer has been charged with battery for his alleged role in a beach attack of 3 underage boys ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Officials in Walton County, Florida tell us ... Zach Kromer was hit with charges this afternoon. Zach is accused of confronting the boys with his father in a heated altercation over beach chairs. 

FYI -- Zach is 6'2" and 170 lbs ... according to the police report. 

Aaron allegedly punched one of the boys in the face. Officials clearly believe Zach also got physical during the incident. 

A rep for the Walton County Sheriff's Office says the State Attorney is also considering charging Aaron with child abuse. 

Aaron has been put on paid leave by the Bills while the investigation continues. 

Donovan McNabb DUI


Cops Say More Than 2x Legal Limit

7/14/2015 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Donovan McNabb's DUI arrest just got extreme -- because cops say his blood alcohol level was more than TWICE the legal limit when he was arrested ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the former NFL superstar was popped in Arizona on June 28 after crashing into another car on the way home from a sports bar. 

McNabb INSISTED he had nothing to drink that night -- claiming he had just had some cough medicine to fight a cold

But the officials tell TMZ Sports .... the results from McNabb's blood test are in -- and he registered a .17 ... more than DOUBLE the legal limit, .08.

In fact, anything higher than a .15 in Arizona constitutes an "extreme DUI" -- which brings stiffer penalties if convicted ... especially since it's McNabb's 2nd DUI in Arizona in less than 2 years. 

NFL's Willie McGinest


In Viral Boxer Beatdown Video

7/10/2015 10:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Interesting cameo in that viral video of the bully who was forced to get into a boxing ring after picking on kids at school -- ex-NFL star Willie McGinest was there egging on the action. 

The video has roughly 3 MILLION views ... and the family has been praised for teaching the kid an impactful lesson in humility after learning he had picked on a fellow classmate.

But we noticed that while the kid was getting his face blown up by more experienced boxers at the Jack Rabbit Fitness gym in Long Beach, Willie was there ... taking part in the tough love.

You can hear Willie shouting at the kid, "C'mon tough guy!" over and over ... while recording the beatdown on his phone. 

FYI -- we're told the kid has trained at the gym before ... and the boxers he was fighting weren't pros, just more experienced. His family wanted to show him that being picked on by someone who's bigger and stronger sucks. 

By the way, lesson learned. 

We're told Willie insists he just happened to be in the gym that day ... and had no role in organizing the event. 

Jason Pierre-Paul

'Injury Coulda Happened to Anyone'

... Says NFL Star

7/10/2015 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0710_Jason-Pierre-Paul_antrell_roll_gettyOne of Jason Pierre-Paul's ex-teammates is begging the NFL star to IGNORE THE HATERS after his 4th of July fireworks injury ... insisting it "could have happened to anyone."

JPP hasn't exactly received a ton of support after mangling his hand in the explosion -- with people calling him a buffoon, irresponsible and reckless. 

But Chicago Bears defensive back Antrel Rolle -- a 3-time Pro Bowler who played with JPP on the Giants -- says he's still got Jason's back ... and he's just glad Jason wasn't killed. 

"I am just happy that my boy has his health. This was a freakish accident that could have happened to anyone," Rolle said.

"Every year I do fireworks for the kids in my family and some of the kids in the neighborhood. Have been doing it for 7 years strong already. So my point is this could have happened to anyone including myself."

Rolle continued, "Many people are going to doubt, hate, speculate and that's all cool and they are well within their rights. But one thing they can't do is define who you are as a person and put a limit on your will and determination!"

"So do you homeboy becuz the reals one will always be here no matter what. #BandofBrothers"

Mark Curry


I'm Glad You Got Burned!!

7/9/2015 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

As if the past 24 hours haven't been bad enough for Mark Cuban -- now he's getting mocked by former sitcom star Mark Curry, who says he LOVES that Cuban got burned in the DeAndre deal. 

"TOO BAD MARK CUBAN," Curry told us ... saying a handshake deal isn't worth squat and that DeAndre had every right to bail on the Mavs because nothing was ever signed in ink. 

FYI -- Curry is a huge Golden State Warriors fan ... and during the clip, rips both the Clippers and the Mavs ... calling 'em both LOSERS. 

It's kinda funny. 

Plus, Mark also goes off on Jason Pierre-Paul ... saying the NFL is "out of control" after 2 players blew up their hands in 4th of July fireworks accidents. Check out the clip. 

NFL's Thomas Jones

Jason Pierre-Paul Is A MORON

... For Blowing Up Hand

7/9/2015 6:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0709-thomas-jones-jason-gettyEx-NFL Running back Thomas Jones is BLASTING Giants stud Jason Pierre-Paul ... saying JPP is a total BUFFOON for mangling his hand in a fireworks accident on the 4th of July.

Jones -- who spent 12 seasons in the league -- was commenting on the recent report that JPP had a finger amputated due to the severity of the fireworks injury ... and wrote bluntly: 


"These guys running around looking like Raptors with 3 and 4 fingers and s**t tryna light firecrackers at home. What the hell is goin on!!!"

He wasn't done ... Jones continued with another brutally honest message: 

"Attention All NFL Players: LEAVE THE F*****G FIREWORKS ALONE!! YOU BUFOONS!!!!"

Dude's gotta point.

Donovan McNabb

Benches Himself from NBC Radio Gig

... 'Personal Issues'

7/8/2015 2:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0708-mcabb-nbc-sports-getty-01Donovan McNabb is stepping away from his NBC sports radio show -- at least temporarily -- to deal with "personal issues" in the wake of his DUI arrest ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

McNabb hosts a show called "Under Center" with Mark Malone ... a daily sports talk show on the NBC Sports Radio Network. 

But 2 weeks after Donovan's 2nd DUI arrest -- network officials tell us McNabb is taking a break. 

"Donovan McNabb is taking immediate leave to address some personal issues, and we support him in this decision," the network tells us. 

McNabb WAS on the show yesterday and addressed the arrest -- saying he was "handling the matter." Clearly, he's had a change of heart. 

As we previously reported, the former NFL star was arrested for DUI on June 28th in Arizona. It's the 2nd time he's been arrested for DUI in 18 months. 

Donovan McNabb

QB Masked Boozy Breath

with Cough Drops

7/8/2015 1:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Seems Donovan McNabb tried the ol' boozy breath cover up trick before his DUI -- 'cause cops say he had TWO cough drops in his mouth when they arrived to the crash scene. 

In the incident report, obtained by TMZ Sports, cops say McNabb had all of signs of a drunk person when they approached him after he smashed into another car in Arizona on June 28th -- plus one cop said, "I noticed a strong, fruity odor on his breath."

When the officer asked what the smell was, McNabb said he was fighting a cold and had taken Robitussin and was eating 2 cough drops. 

Cops asked McNabb to spit out the drops -- he did -- and suddenly, the arresting officer says he could definitely detect a "strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath."

According to the report, McNabb admitted he had been at a local sports bar before the incident -- and was just trying to get home. At one point, he asked if he could just walk back to his house, but insisted he was "good to drive."

Cops didn't believe him and arrested McNabb for DUI -- and things got worse. 

As McNabb was walking into the detention area at the police station, he tripped ... another sign he was drunk, cops say. 

McNabb didn't take a breathalyzer -- but submitted blood. The results were not included in the report. 

But the saddest part ... when the officer was asking D.M. if he understood the booking process, Donovan interrupted him and said, "I know what it means. I've been through this before."

Terrell Owens

Donovan McNabb Needs Help

7/7/2015 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0707-owens-mcnabb-tmz-01Terrell Owens says he's genuinely worried about his ex-teammate Donovan McNabb -- saying he's lucky the QB didn't kill anyone in his recent DUI arrest and wants him to get help, ASAP. 

TMZ Sports spoke with T.O. who says the June 28th arrest should serve as a "wake up call" for the former Philadelphia Eagles star.

"DUI is a very serious thing. The number of lives that have been lost from it are staggering. It's a blessing no one was hurt."

Owens continued, "We may not still be playing, but we still serve as role models. You have to be more responsible."

"Next time, call Uber."

NFL Cheerleaders

Bust Out the Bikinis

... For America

7/6/2015 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0706_nfl_cheerleaders_bikini_day_launchJuly 5th was National Bikini Day ... and to honor this wonderful holiday, the hottest cheerleaders around the NFL busted out their best 2-pieces and stormed the sand. 

God Bless America. 

Eddie George

Stop Nipple Discrimination

I Got Chrissy Teigen's Back (And Front)

7/2/2015 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NFL legend Eddie George is all about nipple equality ... telling TMZ Sports he completely supports Chrissy Teigen's war on boob censorship ... because, well, "She's on the right track."

Teigen's tatas have been all over the news ever since she posted topless pics on Instagram -- pics that Instagram took down due to its no female nipple policy. 

But George says he agrees with Teigen that women aren't getting treated fairly when it comes to what they can show off in public. 

"Hell, if she wants to show her nipples to the world, show the beauty behind it, I'm all for it. Save the nipple."


Emmitt Smith

Bails On Miss USA

In Wake of Trump Backlash

7/1/2015 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


NFL legend Emmitt Smith is now distancing himself from Donald Trump ... backing out as a judge in the upcoming Miss USA pageant after Trump trashed Mexicans. 

Smith was one of 5 celebrity judges that was scheduled to participate on the show. 

Several high profile people have dropped out from the production including co-host Cheryl Burke, Flo Rida (who was supposed to perform) and Roselyn Sanchez. 

Don't forget Univision and NBC have also cut ties with Trump ... after he referred to Mexican immigrants as mostly drug dealers and rapists.  

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