NFL star Josh Gordon just got an offer he should probably refuse (or should he?) from a huge rapper who says he can assist the troubled WR with his weed problem ...
by helping him beat the NFL drug test.
We got Cypress Hill frontman B-Real outside of the Staples Center recently and asked the outspoken reefer advocate what Gordon could do to kick his habit for the green stuff.
It's a real problem for Josh ... he was suspended all of last year for repeated violations of the NFL's drug policy ... and it's been reported that he failed a test back in March, making his reinstatement iffy.
Check out the clip -- B-Real says he wants to help Josh ... by showing him top secret pothead master tactics to mask the wacky tobacky in his system.
B-Real also says Josh could try just not smoking during the season ... there's a thought.
Just days after Will Smith was shot and killed in an apparent road rage incident ... another NFL star says he was a passenger in a similar situation where things got thiiiis close to getting violent.
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall just tweeted about the situation ... saying, "My uber driver a G, Somebody cut him off and almost hit him. And he pulled up to the side of him and got out the car and told him to get out."
What's especially scary is the fact Marshall says his driver got OUT of the car to confront the other guy ... it's almost exactly what appears to have happened in New Orleans.
This time, it appears the situation was diffused before things got violent ... thankfully.
Louisiana rap legend Master P says Tyrann Mathieu is totally wrong about their home city ... saying rap music is not causing the violence in New Orleans ... the people are.
P was out in L.A. when we asked about comments Mathieu made in the wake of the Will Smith shooting in which he blamed a culture of violence -- including rap music -- for contributing to the city's murder rate.
Check out the clip ... P -- a man who helped pioneer the N.O. rap sound -- says you can't blame art for violence, then makes an offer to help Tyrann make some of the positive hip-hop he thinks can help N.O.
Johnny Manziel has gotten an ultimatum from his agent -- go to rehab ... or find a new agent.
After TMZ Sports broke the story that Manziel was the passenger in an alleged hit-and-run incident over the weekend, Manziel's agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter he's laid down the gauntlet with the QB.
"I have terminated the standard representation with Johnny Manziel in the hopes of helping him get the treatment I believe he needs," Rosenhaus said.
"I have informed him that if he takes the immediate steps I have outlined for him that I will rescind the termination and continue to represent him. Otherwise the termination will become permanent."
"There is a five-day window for me to rescind the termination. I’m hoping he takes the necessary steps to get his life back on track."
Manziel was dropped by his previous agent Erik Burkhardt for similar reasons. Manziel did get treatment last year for an unspecified issue -- but later insisted he did NOT have a drinking problem.
Will Smith did NOT threaten to get his gun and shoot Cardell Hayes before Hayes unloaded on Will and his wife ... this according to Smith's family lawyer.
Attorney Peter Thomson just addressed the media ... and painted Hayes as a bizarre coldblooded killer who not only initiated the conflict ... but cowardly shot Will in the back 6 to 8 times as he walking away.
Here's the version of the story Thomson told, according to Will's wife, passenger and other witnesses.
Will's car was leaving a restaurant when a Hummer stopped suddenly in front of them -- forcing Will to slam on his brakes.
Believing there was no contact made and no damage, Will drove off -- only for the Hummer to give chase and "ram" the back of Will's SUV so hard, he shattered the back windshield.
Will got out and the two men exchanged words ... insisting Hayes was "enraged ... yelling and cursing."
Will's wife and another female passenger got out of the car and tried to diffuse the situation -- and "after some time" they began to walk Will back to the SUV.
Some of the biggest stars in the NFL are gay ... they're just not ready to come out publicly yet ... so says Super Bowl champ-turned-LGBT activist Brendon Ayanbadejo.
Let's face it ... none of the NFL players who have come out have really been top tier guys -- so we asked Brendon if we'll ever see an openly gay man achieve that household name recognition ... a la Peyton, Brady, Watt, etc.
That's when Brendon -- who's a big deal in the LGBT community -- told us those superstar guys already exist ... but they just don't feel ready to share their sexual orientation with the world.
The good news ... Brendon says we're moving in the right direction so it could happen sooner than later.
Ex-NFL running back Montee Ball was arrested near a Wisconsin bar this weekend -- after cops say the 25-year-old violated the terms of his bail ... by boozin'.
FYI -- Ball was out on bail stemming from a previous domestic violence case in which he's accused of attacking a former girlfriend in 2014. One of the terms of his bail was to stay out of bars, taverns and liquor stores ... and completely REFRAIN from drinking alcohol.
So, when cops were called to the 841 Brewhouse bar on Saturday night -- and found Ball nearby reeking of booze -- they immediately arrested him.
Ball denied he had been drinking and refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. Cops did take a blood sample to be tested. So far, no word on the results.
Ball was eventually released from jail -- and actually made it to court today for a hearing in the 2014 domestic violence case. Ball plead not guilty to felony strangulation, battery and 2 counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
A makeshift memorial to ex-Saints player Will Smith has sprung up at the New Orleans street corner where he was shot and killed this weekend ... and it continues to grow.
We spoke with John Harkins -- owner of Harkins the Florist Inc (a flower shop near the memorial) -- who tells us fans and non-fans have been streaming into the shop all day Monday buying arrangements to contribute to the memorial.
But it's not just flowers ... people are also leaving Saints memorabilia, gold and black balloons and signs condemning the senseless violence.
Smith was killed Saturday night during an altercation following a car accident. Cops have arrested the shooter, who insists he only fired in self-defense.