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Titans' Avery Williamson God Told Me to Wear 9/11 Cleats

9/13/2016 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson says he was conflicted about wearing special cleats to pay tribute to 9/11 victims ... so he asked for advice from the man upstairs ... and God told him to lace up. 

As you've probably heard, Williamson said he was concerned about his cleats being a distraction -- and even possibly earning him a fine from the NFL -- and waffled about the footwear. 

Check out the clip ... Williamson explains how he prayed for an answer -- and got one. 

There's more ... Williamson also says he got love on Sunday from one of the people holding the American flag during the National Anthem -- and it's the kind of story that gives you the tingles. 


NFL's Carson Wentz Endorsed By Joe Biden ... 'Get On the Wentz Wagon!'

9/13/2016 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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President Obama says his #2 is ALL IN on the Eagles rookie QB -- with Joe Biden advising POTUS to get on the "Wentz Wagon" ASAP. 

Obama was stumping for Hillary Clinton out in Philly earlier Tuesday -- when he talked about how impressed his Vice President was with Carson Wentz when he attended the Eagles game over the weekend. 

"He told me, 'Barack, you gotta get on the Wentz Wagon!'" 

It's pretty funny ... but Obama says there's NO WAY he'll root for the Birds -- "I explained, 'Joe, I am a Bears fan and we play Philly next Monday night. So, I gotta stick with my team!"

FYI, Biden's a HUGE Eagles fan -- and even took pics with the team after Wentz led the team to victory on Sunday. 

Kevin Federline The Rams Are Crap

9/13/2016 11:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0913_la_rams_new_home_instagram-3You know it's bad when Federleezy's takin' shots.

49ers Field Crasher Dude, You're Arrested

9/13/2016 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The guy who invaded the field during the 49ers vs. Rams game last night -- and covered more ground than Case Keenum -- was arrested immediately following his 4th quarter romp. 

The invasion actually went viral, thanks to the brilliant live commentary of MNF announcer Kevin Harlan ... who proclaimed, "The guy is drunk, but there he goes!"

He later described the incident as, "The most exciting thing to happen tonight."

It was. 

But it came at a cost for the invader -- who happened to be an underage male ... according to the Santa Clara PD.

A police spokesperson confirms the kid was arrested for an unspecified misdemeanor.

More importantly ... maybe the Rams should give him a tryout. 

NFL Won't Fine Avery Williamson ... For 9/11 Cleats

9/13/2016 9:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0913-avery-williamson-TMZ-01The NFL has no plans to fine Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson for his custom 9/11 cleats he wore on Sunday ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We broke the story ... Williamson planned the tribute back in August and had custom cleats made with a patriotic theme and the words, "Never Forget" on the back. 

Williamson said he was contacted by a league rep over the cleats and advised not to wear them. Several police organizations and even his coach offered to pay for any potential fines.  

But when we asked the NFL if Williamson would be fined, since he ended up wearing them on Sunday -- we were told straight-up by a league spokesperson, "No, nothing anticipated."

As for the cleats, Williamson is auctioning them off with proceeds going to Operation Warrior Wishes


Kid Rock 'F*** Colin Kaepernick'

9/13/2016 9:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kid Rock ain't a fan of Colin Kaepernick's protest. 

The rocker was performing "Born Free" at Fenway Park in Boston over the weekend -- when he stopped mid-song to tell the crowd, "Man, f*** Colin Kaepernick!" 

(Skip to :50 seconds) 

The crowd loved it. 

Snoop Dogg Recreates Antonio Brown's TD Dance ... Crotch Thrusts, Baby!

9/13/2016 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Snoop Dogg LOOOVED Antonio Brown's twerkalicious touchdown dance Monday night -- in fact, Snoop busted out a version of his own right after the game! 

"You see that dance he did??? He just f***ed 'em," Snoop said.

"That was a cold dance move! I want to do it myself!" 

Antonio got flagged for his dance. Snoop got high after his. 

Tony Romo Building Insanely Expensive Mansion in Dallas

9/13/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0912_tony_romo_house_launchTony Romo's upgrading in Dallas in a BIG way ... he's building a massive new home in a prestigious gated community ... and TMZ Sports has pics of the pad.

The Dallas Cowboys QB's new home is under construction on a 3 ACRE plot of land he purchased a few years back. 

According to tax records, the land alone was valued at more than $4 MILLION when it was assessed in 2014. 

As for the home itself, it looks huge ... public documents show it will boast 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 wet bars, 2 fireplaces, a pool with a cabana and much, much more! 

Our sources say construction is about 3/4 of the way done. 

Romo has listed his other Texas home -- a 5,551 square foot mansion for $1.05 million ... so we're guessing he plans to move in pretty soon. 

Just think ... this is what you get to look forward to, Dak Prescott. 

Jets' Brandon Marshall Redemption Comes Thursday ... Bring On the Bills!

9/12/2016 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brandon Marshall has a message for heartbroken Jets fans -- CHANGE IS COMING!! 

Of course, Marshall and Gang Green were edged out by the Cincinnati Bengals at home Sunday in the season opener ... and you could tell the WR was still bummed out Monday morning. 

Physically, BM says he feels good ... and he's ready to go on Thursday night when the Jets take on the Bills. 

"We'll come back Thursday and we'll get it done."

Peyton Manning I'm Proud of Eli And Impressed By Dak Prescott

9/12/2016 8:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Peyton Manning was impressed by BOTH quarterbacks on the field at the Giants vs. Cowboys game Sunday ... telling TMZ Sports he's "proud" of his brother, Eli, and impressed with Dak Prescott

Both Mannings -- Peyton and Eli -- were out in NYC Monday morning ... where they both praised the Cowboys quarterback for his play ... even though Dallas lost 20-19. 

Despite the expert analysis -- and his guest appearance in the booth during "Thursday Night Football" -- Manning says he's not planning to get into broadcasting. 

... at least, not yet. 

NFL's DeAngelo Williams Damn Right I Stiffed Waitress ... 'Service Was Horrible' (UPDATE)

9/12/2016 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar7:52 AM PT -- More bad news for the server ... 

TMZ Sports spoke with Jimmy Marcos -- co-owner of Ledo Restaurant in Maryland -- who tells us DeAngelo's server will be TERMINATED over her handling of the tip situation. 

Long story short ... we're told the restaurant policy is "the customer is always right" and tipping is a reflection of the service -- not mandatory. 

"We were in the wrong," Marcos says.

He also has a message for Williams -- "I want to offer anything I can do. I'll be sure to apologize in person next time he visits and pick up his next meal."update-grey-gray-barPittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is blasting restaurant workers who called him out on social media for not tipping ... saying point-blank -- THEY SUCKED AT THEIR JOBS. 

It all started when the bartender at the restaurant went to Facebook and wrote:

"Just now at work I had Deangelo Williams come in and I waited on while tending bar. His check was $128.25. He left me $129 with no tip but .75 cents. So there you go Stealers fans, your running back is cheap as s**t!!! Smh."

Williams found out about the social media shaming and lashed back -- claiming the service was so terrible, a 75 cent tip was TOO GENEROUS. 

"I tried to leave exact change but couldn't," Williams said ... "I waited on my food for over 1.5 hours."

(For the record, the waitress claims he was only there for 45 mins). 

So, what was allegedly so bad?

For starters, "She never asked for refills," Williams says.

But what really pissed him off -- "I ordered chicken and shrimp in my pasta they put it on my salad."

When he pointed out the mistake, "They took it back and removed it from salad and put It in my pasta leaving a shrimp tail in the salad."

Williams says "terrible service" means terrible tip. 

"I use to wait tables and use to be a bag boy so I know what I'm doing here."


Jeremy Roenick Anthem Protest 'Disgusting' Bench Players Who Don't Stand

9/10/2016 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NHL legend Jeremy Roenick says Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem protest is "pretty disgusting" -- and he believes coaches should be allowed to bench players who follow Colin's lead. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Roenick specifically about NHL coach John Tortorella -- who's also coaching Team USA in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. 

Tortorella recently warned his players if they sit during the National Anthem, they will sit for the entire game. Some people are pissed ... Roenick is NOT one of them. 

Roenick says the issues that Kaep is trying to spotlight are important -- but he needs to find another way to make his point without disrespecting the flag and the country.

Tre Mason Arrest Warrant Issued ... Again

9/9/2016 3:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0909-tre-mason-gettyMore troubling news for Tre Mason -- another arrest warrant has been issued for the L.A. Rams running back after he failed to show up for a mandatory court appearance ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Mason was ticketed for driving with a suspended license on August 13th in Palm Beach, FL and was told he needed to appear before a judge on September 7th. 

According to court records, the 23-year-old was a no-show ... so the judge issued a warrant for his arrest. When he turns himself in, his bond will be set at $2,000. 

Mason's family has expressed serious concern for the NFL star's mental health over the past few months -- and have tried to get him help.

Mason's mother has previously told police her son hasn't been well since the end of the 2015 NFL season -- blaming multiple hits to the head sustained during his football career. 

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