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Russell Wilson


... Signs $87 Mil Contract

7/31/2015 7:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0731-russell-wilson-getty-01No more hard times for Russell Wilson -- the QB just signed a massive 4-year $87.6 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks ... with roughly $60 mil guaranteed!!!

Wilson was one of the lowest paid starting QBs in the NFL last year -- despite the fact he won a Super Bowl and 2 NFC championships in the past 2 seasons. 

Wilson just tweeted about the deal -- "Blessed to be w/ this organization for 4 more years! Can't wait to get on field w/ the fellas! @Seahawks #ChampionshipMindset."

Now, Wilson can afford to pay other people to push Ciara's kid in a stroller

Devon & Leah Still

Secret Handshake is Awesome


7/30/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Devon Still is about to head out for Bengals training camp but not before giving a special farewell to his daughter Leah

Leah has been sick with cancer, but lately all tests are showing she’s cancer free. Congrats to the Still family.

Take a look at their amazing father/daughter secret handshake, provided by our friends at BlackSportsOnline -- It really gets no better than this.

Mike Epps

The NFL Is Better Off

Without 'Tom Shady and Bill Bellicheat'

7/29/2015 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Count Mike Epps among the people piling on to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick's terrible week ... 'cause the movie star tells TMZ Sports the NFL will be far LESS SHADY now that the Pats have been punished. 

Epps was out in NYC promoting his (and LeBron's) new show "Survivor's Remorse" when we asked the die hard Colts fan how he felt about the NFL upholding Tom Brady's suspension.

FYI -- the Colts got SMASHED in the AFC title game last year ... the contest that sparked Deflategate.

Check out the clip -- Epps is locked and loaded with his jabs ... coming up with a brand new nickname for Brady while hitting Belichick with an old standard.

Sour grapes? Maybe ... doesn't mean he isn't right though.

Tom Brady

Sues NFL

My Suspension Is B.S.

7/29/2015 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0729-tom-brady-nfl-GETTY-01Tom Brady has declared war ... formally suing the National Football League over his Deflategate punishment -- claiming the league had no right to suspend him for 4 games. 

Brady and the NFL Players Association filed the lawsuit in Minnesota ... and are seeking to vacate the suspension levied against the New England Patriots star by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The NFL had claimed Brady cheated -- and then tried to cover up any traces of his involvement by destroying his Samsung phone. Brady has denied any wrongdoing. 

Story developing ... 

Tom Brady


I Replaced That Crap with iPhone 6

7/29/2015 5:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Brady took a shot at Samsung while defending himself in the Deflategate scandal -- claiming he didn't randomly destroy his cell phone ... but junked it because it was broken .. in exchange for an iPhone! 

After the NFL issued a statement claiming Brady was more than suspicious when he 86'd his phone on the same day he was supposed to meet with investigators, TB finally fired back. 

"I also disagree with yesterdays narrative surrounding my cellphone. I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances."

"To try and reconcile the record and fully cooperate with the investigation after I was disciplined in May, we turned over detailed pages of cell phone records and all of the emails that Mr. Wells requested." 

"We even contacted the phone company to see if there was any possible way we could retrieve any/all of the actual text messages from my old phone. In short, we exhausted every possibility to give the NFL everything we could and offered to go thru the identity for every text and phone call during the relevant time."

"Regardless, the NFL knows that Mr. Wells already had ALL relevant communications with Patriots personnel that either Mr. Wells saw or that I was questioned about in my appeal hearing. There is no 'smoking gun' and this controversy is manufactured to distract from the fact they have zero evidence of wrongdoing."



Tom Brady Destroyed Cell Phone

... Suspension Upheld

7/28/2015 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0728-tom-brady-NFL-GETTY-01Tom Brady told the NFL he could not submit his cell phone as evidence in the Deflategate investigation because he destroyed it ... this according to the NFL.  

The league just issued a statement saying it would UPHOLD Brady's 4 game suspension -- without pay -- for cheating by instructing staffers to deflate the balls in the AFC Championship game. 

Brady allegedly texted clubhouse attendants about the plan to deflate the balls -- but when asked for his cell phone, Brady's attorney told the league it was "unavailable because it had been destroyed."

Brady's lawyer told the league, "Text messages exchanged on that cellphone could not be retrieved."

The NFL says, "At the hearing, Mr. Brady testified that it is his practice to destroy (or to give to his assistant to destroy) his cellphone and SIM cards when he gets a new cell phone."

The NFL says Brady gave his old cell phone to his assistant to be destroyed on March 6, 2015 -- the very same day he met with Ted Wells and his team to be questioned about the tampering allegations

The league says Brady gave them a letter from his cell phone carrier saying the text messages could no longer be recovered. 


NFL Coach Jen Welter

'Took Vicious Hits In Men's League & Got Up'

... Says Tim Brown

7/28/2015 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0728-subasset--tim-brown-jen-tmz-instagramJen Welter -- the NFL's 1st female coach -- is NO JOKE ... so says Tim Brown who tells us she's a BEAST on the field who took a vicious shot in a men's football game -- AND GOT UP!!! 

Before she signed on as a coach with the AZ Cardinals, Welter made history as the 1st female to play a non-kicking position in a men's pro league. 

The team she played for was the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League -- and NFL Hall of Famer Tim Brown is the team's general manager. 

Brown says he's not only a HUGE fan of Jen -- but says he can vouch first hand that she's one of the toughest people he's ever seen play. 

"She’s tough as nails," Brown said ... "She took one of the most vicious hits I’ve ever seen and jumped right up."

The hit in question was when she lined up at RB during a game in a goal line situation -- and got blasted. But check the video, she pops up like a friggin' champion! 

"It was amazing to see her at 5’2" jumping in the faces of these 6’5" ball players."

As far as a coaching career goes, Brown says, "She’ll be successful. She’s very passionate about the game and KNOWS what she’s talking about."

"She’d have to get more experience to be the first female head coach in the history of the league, but she’s a very educated lady and more opportunities will definitely be coming her way."

"But if she sticks with it ... why not?"

Terrell Owens

Furious Over Junior Seau

7/27/2015 8:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Terrell Owens is pissed that Junior Seau's family won't be able to speak live at the NFL legend's Hall of Fame induction ceremony ... saying the whole thing is "terrible."

Seau is set to be posthumously enshrined in Canton in August -- and while the family will be able to make a video message to be played during the ceremony, they're pissed ... claiming they should be able to give a live speech. 

And when we saw Owens over the weekend -- T.O. told TMZ Sports, he very strongly agrees with Seau's family.

"It's a time to recognize this guy and his accomplishments. If it wasn't for his family, there wouldn't be no Junior Seau. I think it's terrible if you ask me."

The Hall of Fame says they're just abiding by the H.O.F. policy. Maybe it's time to change the stupid policy. 

LeSean McCoy

'Shady' On the Strip ...

Hot Chicks Swarm!!

7/24/2015 8:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0724-lesean-mccoy-gallery-launch-splashLeSean McCoy will not be denied access to smoking hot chicks -- even though the Buffalo Bills are crapping on his "females only" party -- he found plenty of hot chicks on the Vegas Strip.

'Shady' looked like the main attraction while partying last week at Encore Beach. We just got these pics of him hanging out shirtless and posing with every bikini babe within arms reach.  

The Bills new RB got in hot water with team officials on Thursday for using the Bills logo on an Instagram invite to a party -- strictly for chicks. The party was scheduled for Sunday night, but it's unclear if it's still a go. 

We'll say this ... it was real snowy in Vegas.

NFL's Thomas Jones

I Got Suge Knight's Back ...

In New NWA Movie

7/24/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former NFL star Thomas Jones definitely has muscle ... but now he's going to be muscle ... playing one of Suge Knight's bodyguard's in the new NWA biopic "Straight Outta Compton."

Jones ... who's been doing a lot of acting now that his playing days are over ... was out in Hollywood when we asked him about his blossoming new career. 

TJ tells us he has a role in one of the biggest movies of the summer. We had to do some extra digging to find out who he plays -- a member of Suge Knight's pre-Death Row records entourage.

FYI -- Thomas has another movie "Runaway Island" premiering on TV this weekend ... we're guessing it'll have a lower body count. 

Check out the clip.

Tony Romo

Drinks On Me...

'Cause NFL Cancelled My Event

7/23/2015 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722-tony-romo-getty-02Tony Romo knows how to apologize ... FaceTime and free booze -- that's how the NFL star made good with 200 fans who got screwed out of an event he was supposed to host.

TMZ Sports found out Romo rented a fancy Las Vegas lounge to throw a party for people who bought tickets to what was supposed to be his fantasy football convention. As we reported ... the event was cancelled when the NFL said Tony hosting in a casino would be a violation of league rules.

So, the Cowboys QB called an audible -- inviting ticket holders to Fizz champagne lounge in Caesar's Palace. Besides a free drink, they got an autographed Romo poster -- AND Tony himself FaceTimed in for a quick chat. 

Even Giants fans would have to admit ... pretty cool of Tony. But they probably wouldn't.

Reggie Bush

My Rolls-Royce Is Killing Me

... At the Gas Pump

7/23/2015 8:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Reggie Bush has normal people problems -- the price of gas is absolutely crushing his new 49ers contract ... every time he has to refuel his feakin' Rolls-Royce. Yeah, don't feel too bad for him. 

Reggie was gassing up his sick Rolls in Brentwood ... and our photog gave him some dap on the new baby he and his wife just had -- but he was totally distracted by the pillaging going on at the pump. 

Check out the hit his wallet took. It'll make you feel better about your Prius ... for a while. 

Then you'll quickly go back to wishing you had a Rolls.


Eddie George

Performs Shakespeare

... On Streets Of L.A.

7/22/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is former NFL star Eddie George ... performing Shakespeare in the streets ... for a TMZ Sports camera guy.

George ... who's been doing Shakespeare for years now ... was out at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills when our camera guy asked if he could rattle off a few lines from one of his favorite Billy Shakes plays.

Check out the clip -- Eddie doesn't miss a beat diving into one of his favorite passages from "Othello" ... and we got to say ... dude is pretty good.

To thine own self be true, Eddie.

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