He's already been axed by the Cowboys, Eagles & Bengals .. but now Terrell Owens is gonna have a chance to be FIRED BY DONALD TRUMP ... 'cause he's gonna be on "Celebrity Apprentice," TMZ Sports has learned.
Sources tell us ... T.O. is all set to appear on the 14th Season of Trump's mega-hit show on NBC.
And it's not just for the paycheck, now that Owens is on board, he's got a HUGE opportunity to blow up his post-NFL career ... just like Joan Rivers, Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall who all enjoyed a serious resurgence of fame after appearing on the show, which is #1 on Sunday nights.
But Owens may not be the only jock on the show ... we're told tennis superstar Martina Navratilova is in talks with producers and really wants to do it ... but isn't a lock yet.
Stay tuned ...
HEY, I'M ROMANTIC!
Sends Anniversary Roses to GF
3/14/2014 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There are two ways to look at this photo ...
1) Props to Bill Belichick for sending roses to his GF's office on their 7th anniversary
2) They've been dating for 7 YEARS (and he's super rich) and all she got was some frickin' ROSES??!?!?!
For her part, Bill's lady Linda Holliday seemed to be happy with the gift, posting the pic on Instagram with the caption, "Seven years together & he remembers even at his busiest time of the year! #luckyme #redroses #Anniversary Luv my Guy!!!"
For the record, Tom Brady and Gisele just celebrated their 7-year dating anniversary back in December ... think she woulda been cool with a bunch of roses?
Sorry Denver ...
I'm OFF the Broncos Bandwagon
3/14/2014 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bad news for Broncos fans ... "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul has given up on your team -- just months after he hopped on the bandwagon in the first place.
Aaron -- nicest guy ever btw -- was leaving Gallagher's Steakhouse in NYC last night when we started asking him about all the moves Denver's been making in the past few days.
That's when Aaron -- who proudly rooted for Peyton & the Broncos when he sat behind the bench at the Super Bowl -- made it clear his days of supporting the blue and orange are OVER!
In fairness to Aaron, he was only really a Broncos fan for 1 day to begin with ... but after that Super Bowl performance, we're guessing he's not the only bandwagoner to jump ship.
Judge Denies Release
Shoots Down Bid for House Arrest
3/13/2014 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Darren Sharper WILL NOT be released from jail today ... and a judge shot down his request for house arrest ... all because L.A. prosecutors got an assist from the Grand Canyon State.
Sharper appeared in L.A. County Superior Court this morning ... and asked the judge to be released from his cell since prosecutors in New Orleans have still not made up their minds about charging Sharper with sexual assault.
FYI -- last week, the judge had said that if N.O. didn't charge, Sharper would be released on bail.
But that was before Arizona stepped in with its own charges ... and today in court, the judge said that since Darren was formally charged in AZ, she could NOT release him because the sexual assault charges in Arizona are "non-bondable."
Sharper's attorneys told the judge that they have an agreement with AZ prosecutors that Sharper will be allowed to turn himself in ... instead of being forcibly extradited ... but the judge didn't budge and ordered Darren to stay behind bars until the next hearing.
Sharper's team asked for Sharper to be released on house arrest -- but the judge rejected that as well.
The next hearing is set for March 24.
Darren Sproles' Wife
STOP ATTACKING ME
I Didn't Curse the Saints!
3/13/2014 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Darren Sproles' wife tells TMZ Sports ... she's under attack online over the way she publicly trashed the New Orleans Saints -- but she wants the fans to know her beef is ONLY with management.
After Michel Sproles learned that N.O. was planning to trade her running back husband, she went to Instagram and said the situation was "f**ked up." She also said that God would "get u back."
We spoke with Michel ... who tells us she's been hammered by angry Saints fans who have been blasting her online -- calling her a "golddigger," a "bitch" and worse ... and she wants it to stop.
"I started out just jokingly expressing myself," Michel says ... "It's gotten misconstrued. I wasn't attacking the Saints FANS." Michel says her beef is only with the front office.
Still, Michel says she doesn't regret posting the message ... but notes, "I maybe should have delivered it differently."
"When you're sad, you express yourself as you normally wouldn't."
As for Darren, Michel says he predicted that her post would "blow up" before she put it online ... she disagreed.
"He was right, I was wrong," Michel says. Though she says he hasn't commented about the situation since the post went up.
Michel says she's now trying to move forward and focus on Darren's new team -- the Philadelphia Eagles.
As for the haters, Michel says ... "These people don't have to follow me, they can voluntarily exit my Instagram."
WIFE BLASTS SAINTS
You're Screwing My Husband!!
3/13/2014 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hell hath no fury like the wife of a Saints player scorned ... just ask Darren Sproles, whose wife BLASTED the team after reading reports that N.O. is planning to trade him.
Darren's wife, Michel, UNLOADED on the Saints on Instagram yesterday ... saying by trading the running back, they're robbing him of the opportunity to play for a team of his choosing ... a right she believes he's earned.
"I am so disappointed in the Saints organization & the way they are treating my husband," Michel wrote.
"I understand this is a brutal business but when u have a good guy who works hard & does a lot for the community u would think they would show a little more respect."
"To verbalize to him that they will release him so at least he can choose the team he wants to spend his last few years left in the NFL on & then take it back without a word & try to trade him is f**ked up."
She then says God will take revenge on the team for her -- explaining, "The way my God is set up he gets the last say & can get u back better than the Compton Curse out I wanna give these muthaf**kas!"
She concluded with a couple of hashtags ... #YesICurseAndPraiseGod #OnlyGodCanJudgeMe #IPutHisChargerPicsUpBecauseTheSaintsAintSh*tForWhatTheyDoin
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE ... A short time later, Michel posted a follow-up on Instagram saying her initial post was an "experiment" to expose her husband's "real fans."
Ha. Yeah, right ...
[H/T to our friends at BlackSportsOnline, who broke this story]
Divorce Didn't Ruin Me ...
I'm Dating a Rich African Dictator's Son
3/13/2014 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Porsha Williams isn't wanting for cash after her ex-husband screwed her over in their divorce -- sources tell TMZ, she's now knocking boots with the exorbitantly wealthy son of an African dictator ... notorious for human rights violations.
According to sources, Porsha has been seeing 42-year-old Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, son of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea ... since 1979.
Mbasogo (the father) is known as one of Africa's most brutal and corrupt rulers -- not only for having his predecessor executed and political opponents tortured, but for pillaging his own country's oil wealth ... while its people live in abject poverty.
And his son is reaping the benefits -- living like a king in Malibu and all around the world.
We're told Mangue (the son) has been showering Porsha with expensive gifts for the last month -- Louboutin shoes, Chanel ... even a Rolls Royce -- and Porsha has been posting photos of the gifts on Instagram.
Sources say the romance is pretty new ... but it's escalating fast -- we're told Mangue is currently looking to buy Porsha a multimillion-dollar house in ATL.
We reached out to Porsha's conscience for comment -- so far, no word back.
L.A. Prosecutors Will Attack
With Out-Of-State Accusers
3/13/2014 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Darren Sharper's multiple accusers may unite in California ... because prosecutors want to expose what they believe is Sharper's M.O. from alleged victims in 5 states
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports ... the L.A. County D.A. wants to show the jury all these women -- most of whom never met -- have stories that line up with the rape and drug allegations.
You can expect Sharper's attorney to fight like hell to convince the judge it would be grossly unfair to poison the jury with unverified allegations.
Besides the 2 accusers in L.A., Sharper is also facing allegations he drugged and raped at least 7 women in 4 other states.
And the accusers could get to know each other pretty well, because we've also learned the D.A. in New Orleans plans to use the same tactic if they file rape charges. We're told no decision has been made yet, but we're told prosecutors are leaning in the direction of charging the NFL star.
Officials in NV and FL are also noodling over rape allegations against Sharper in their states.
You're Bernard Hopkins?!
... I'm Not Impressed.
3/12/2014 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Mission: Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins wanted to take a stab at being a TMZ paparazzi on the streets of NYC today.
The Target: MTV star Kristin Cavallari ... who also happens to be married to Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler.
The Result: Bernard started off strong ... but things fizzled pretty quickly when it became clear Kristin had no idea who he was.
The Best Part: Bernard's post-shoot analysis ... where he talks about his paparazzi strengths and weaknesses ... and reminds us that Kristin's smokin' hot.
Ya gotta watch the clip -- B-Hop could have a stellar career behind the camera if the whole boxing thing doesn't work out.
Charged with Sexual Assault
... in Arizona
3/12/2014 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Darren Sharper has just been charged with 2 counts of sexual assault in Arizona stemming from allegations he raped two women in Tempe back in November ... TMZ Sports has learned.
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office tells us ... Tempe detectives submitted the case to a grand jury, which decided there was enough evidence to charge Sharper with a crime.
As we previously reported, cops say ... two women claim Sharper drugged their drinks and sexually assaulted them at their apartment on November 20th.
Cops say they recovered the cup Sharper used to serve one of the women ... and it tested positive for traces of Ambien ... the drug Sharper allegedly used to knock out his victims.
AZ officials tell us Sharper has been charged with 2 counts of sexual assault and 3 counts of administering dangerous drugs.
Sharper has denied any wrongdoing in any of the 5 states where he's been accused of rape.
Sharper is still sitting in an L.A. jail cell while prosecutors in New Orleans decide whether to charge the former NFL star for allegedly raping a woman in Louisiana.
Sharper's attorney in Arizona, Skip Donau, tells TMZ Sports ... "We vigorously deny the allegations and expect at the end of the process to be exonerated."
He continues, "We are disappointed at this stage in the proceedings at the media coverage generated by the prosecution in various states, which we believe may deprive Darren of a fair opportunity to defend himself."
Jimmy Graham & Pierre Garcon
Ballin' it Up with U.S. Soldiers
... In Afghanistan
3/12/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jimmy Graham only knows one speed -- game speed -- and during a USO trip to Afghanistan last week, he broke out his basketball skills during a 1-on-1 game with a U.S. solider.
The New Orleans Saints star -- along with Redskins WR Pierre Garcon and Dolphins punter Brandon Fields -- went to the Middle East to visit soldiers in the field.
"It was an uplifting experience," Garcon tells TMZ Sports ... "It's amazing seeing the work they are doing to protect us."
Garcon says everyone he met was a huge sports fan -- "They were telling us stories about how they wake up at 3am to watch football. And then depending on how their team does, they're in a good mood or bad for the rest of the day."
The gang not only traveled, ate and hung out with the soldiers -- they also tossed around a football in their downtime.
"This experience for me has truly been life-changing," Graham said in a statement following the trip ... "I grew up in a Military home and this just makes me more of a patriot. I have more of an appreciation for the little things we have back home each and every day."
TRADED TO 49ers
'Really Excited' to Reunite with Harbaugh [Update]
3/11/2014 7:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jonathan Martin's nightmare in Miami is finally over ... the alleged bullying victim has been just been traded to the 49ers, his agent has confirmed to TMZ Sports ... and J-Mart couldn't be happier.
We spoke with Martin's agent Kenny Zuckerman ... who tells us, "Jonathan's really excited. He's up at Stanford now. That's where he went to school. The 49ers are in his backyard."
Martin will be reunited with his old college coach Jim Harbaugh -- who's the head coach of the 49ers.
As for Martin's alleged tormentor Richie Incognito, still no word on his future in the NFL.
7:43 PM PT -- TMZ Sports also spoke with 49ers offensive lineman Adam Snyder who tells us he thinks the team is a great fit for Martin.
"It's a great new opportunity for him. He's coming in to a great group of guys, specifically the offensive line."
When asked if Martin will be treated with kid gloves due to the situation in Miami, Snyder shot that down -- saying, "We're gonna treat him like any other free agent that comes into our locker room."
As for his opinion on the trade -- Snyder says, "If he can help us win a Super Bowl, I'm all for it."
8:00 PM PT -- Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey issued a statement saying, “We feel that this move is in the best interests of all parties involved. We wish Jonathan well.”
8:02 PM PT -- Martin tweeted about the trade ... saying, "Opportunities are few in the NFL... Can't wait to get to work #9erEmpire."
Huge Props from Philly Politician
... He's No T.O.
3/11/2014 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Don't count out Michael Vick just yet -- the guy could still be a STARTER in the NFL, so says the former Governor of Pennsylvania ... who says he wishes Vick well after his stint in Philly.
FYI -- Vick is a free agent and there's rumors that he's accepted the fact he might have to resign himself to being a backup if he wants to keep playing in the league.
But ex-Gov. Ed Rendell is taking issue with that ... telling us the guy could still be the #1 for a handful of teams including the Jets, Raiders and Vikings.
His sports knowledge is actually pretty damn impressive for a politician (especially when he starts talking about the 76ers).
Terrell Owens should take note -- not every ex-Eagle gets run out of town.