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Eric Dickerson O.J. Can Make Bank After Prison ... Here's How

6/22/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson says O.J. Simpson won't have a problem making money if released from prison ... telling TMZ Sports he thinks Juice can make a killing as a free man.

E.D. -- who admits Simpson is his favorite football player -- says O.J. is still loved by so many fans that he could make a living off autographs and appearances alone.

"I think people love to see O.J. and have him sign stuff, for sure," Dickerson says.

Simpson has been locked up on armed robbery and kidnapping charges since 2008, but could be released as early as October 1 ... and Dickerson believes some fans will welcome him back with open arms.

As for any possibility of returning to football as a coach or broadcaster ...

"HELL NO."

Troy Aikman Ripped for Her Pleasure

6/21/2017 2:54 PM PDT
Breaking News

Here's 50-year-old Troy Aikman showing off his insanely shredded physique while lounging with his brand new smokin' hot fiancee in the Caribbean. 

The Dallas Cowboys legend is a notorious workout-aholic and clearly it's paying off (#abs #pecs). 

Troy's having a helluva year -- he just popped the question to Capa Mooty during a romantic vacation to Italy ... and now they're enjoying the engagement (and she's enjoying the view!). 

No word on when the ceremony will go down -- but the good news, they're both already in wedding shape!

NFL's Letroy Guion Busted For Drunk Driving ... Happy Birthday??

6/21/2017 2:27 PM PDT
Breaking News

Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Letroy Guion was busted for driving drunk Wednesday morning ... which just so happened to be his 29th birthday.

Guion -- a 9-year vet in the NFL -- was pulled over by cops in Waikiki, Hawaii at 4:22 AM when they suspected he had been drinking. Instead of blowing out candles, cops had Guion blow into a breathalyzer, which showed he was over the legal limit.

The birthday boy was then arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVII) ... and was released on $500 bond.

Guion has already been suspended 4 games of the 2017 season for performance enhancing drugs.

Jets LB Lorenzo Mauldin Arrested For Alleged Nightclub Attack

6/21/2017 1:18 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NY Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin has been arrested for misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking a dude in an NYC nightclub back in April ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Law enforcement sources confirm the 24-year-old turned himself into authorities Wednesday morning in Manhattan.

Mauldin -- a 3rd round pick in the '15 Draft -- is accused of punching a man in the face at the Highline Ballroom during an altercation on April 2 after the other man allegedly spilled champagne on him. 

If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail. Mauldin is due back in court in August. 

In addition to the criminal case, Mauldin has also been sued in civil court by the alleged victim -- who says he suffered several broken bones in his face from the beating.

We reached out to the victim's lawyer, Glenn Race, but he had no comment. 

NFL Player Matt Elam Off the Hook ... In Dom. Battery Case

6/21/2017 9:43 AM PDT
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Prosecutors have dropped the domestic violence case against ex-Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam stemming from heated altercation with his GF ... officials confirm. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Elam was arrested for domestic battery and grand theft in Florida on May 22 after getting into it with his girlfriend and stealing her cell phone.

According to court records, Palm Beach prosecutors have decided NOT to move forward with the case because the alleged victim stopped cooperating and officials felt there wasn't enough evidence to get a conviction without her. 

Elam dodged a huge bullet ... he was facing at least 5 years behind bars if convicted. 

Now, Elam is free to focus on his OTHER legal issue -- drug charges stemming from a February arrest in Miami. He's due in court for that case next week. 

Jerry Jones Popes It Up at The Vatican

6/21/2017 8:53 AM PDT
Breaking News

The guy with more money than God just met the guy with a direct line to him. 

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones just had a face to face with Pope Francis at the Vatican ... and even gifted his holiness with a customized "Papa Francesco" football jersey. 

The jersey was signed by Jones and other NFL greats including Curtis Martin and Jim Taylor

No word on what the two talked about. Guessing Jerry negotiated some blessings for his QB, his RB and his WR. 

Sidenote: Pope's gotta be a Saints fan, right? 

L.A. Rams Rookies Crash 'Friends' Set ... Diversity Ensues!

6/20/2017 3:52 PM PDT

You're looking at the most black people ever on the set of "Friends" ... courtesy of the L.A. Rams!

The Rams' rookie class hit up the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA on Monday for a spectacular VIP tour of the backlot ... which included Central Perk.

Serious question ... these guys are in their early 20s. Do you think any of them have ever seen a full episode of "Friends"?

Doesn't matter ... the guys had a blast anyway visiting other iconic Warner Bros. movie stuff --- including Harry Potter's broom, the Batmobile and more!

WR's Cooper Kupp and Shakeir Ryan even went behind bars in the jail cell from "Suicide Squad."

Other must-dos ... visit the Hollywood sign, survive an earthquake, go to the Walk of Fame and leave disappointed and get stuck on the 405.

Welcome to L.A.!

Ex-Patriots Lineman I'M GAY ... Used Football as a Beard

6/20/2017 10:46 AM PDT
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Ex-NFL lineman Ryan O'Callaghan -- who played for the Patriots and the Chiefs -- has come out as gay ... and says it was an NFL team staffer who helped save his life. 

O'Callaghan was selected by New England in the 5th round of the 2006 NFL Draft -- and protected Tom Brady in 2007, the year they won the AFC title and went to the Super Bowl. 

O'Callaghan tells OutSports.com he wrestled with his sexuality during his entire football career -- and used football "as kind of my cover for my life."

"Football was the most masculine thing I could do," O'Callaghan told Cyd Zeigler

O'Callaghan says when he knew his football career was ending in 2011, he planned on killing himself. He wrote a suicide note and had guns -- but didn't go through with it. 

Fortunately, Kansas City Chiefs trainer, David Price, noticed he wasn't being himself and advised him to talk to the team's counselor. 

Ryan says he took Price's advice and it saved his life. He later came out to family and friends -- and got the love and support he needed. 

Now, O'Callaghan says he loves life and is glad he decided to go public. 

He also says he never faced bigotry from teammates and believes NFL teams are ready for openly gay players in the locker room. 

Warren Sapp Donating Brain My Memory Is Taking a Hit from Football

6/20/2017 10:15 AM PDT
Breaking News

Warren Sapp says the head hits he sustained during his NFL career are affecting his memory -- saying it "ain't what it used to be" -- and he's donating his brain to science to help future players. 

The NFL Hall of Famer laid out his plan to The Players' Tribune ... admitting, "Yeah, it’s scary to think that my brain could be deteriorating."

Sapp says examples include forgetting a grocery list or how to get to a friend's house he's been to a thousand times. 

"So when it comes to concussions, CTE and how we can make our game safer for future generations, I wanted to put my two cents in -- to help leave the game better off than it was when I started playing."

Sapp says he was in denial about possibly having a football-induced brain injury -- but he's now come to terms with it and wants to be proactive in helping the younger generation. 

Besides pledging his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation, Sapp also says he wants tackle football outlawed for pre-high school kids.

"The game is getting better. Let's make it better for everyone involved."

Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin I Don't Listen to Le'Veon's Music ... 'Too Old For That'

6/19/2017 1:20 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin loves him some Le'Veon Bell -- but he ain't listening to the RB's rap music. 

Bell -- aka "Juice" -- has kinda blown up in the rap world over the past year ... getting some real traction from his Skip Bayless diss track and the secret song he recorded with Snoop Dogg.

But Tomlin tells TMZ Sports he hasn't listened to a single second -- not because he's anti-Juice ... "I'm too old for all that."

Tomlin says his teenage kids are probably Juice fans -- but he's an old school kind of a guy. 

"I'm 45-years-old man. I like Erick and Parrish Makin’ Dollas -- I’m an EPMD guy."

BTW, Tomlin was out with his pal, Jay Glazer -- and the two of 'em weighed in on Mayweather vs. McGregor ... with the Steelers coach basically putting the super fight on blast.

Gronk Racks Up $100k Tab ... At Casino Turn-Up

6/19/2017 8:50 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

How much does it cost to party with Rob Gronkowski for a night? More than most people make in a year ... 'cause Gronk and Co. racked up a HUGE $100k tab at a casino nightclub over the weekend.

TMZ Sports obtained the itemized receipt for Gronk and his 20-man party crew at Shrine at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut this weekend.

We spoke with a PR rep for the Shrine bar who says the receipt is legit. It's pretty awesome. 

In total, Gronk's gang tore through 160 BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE including:

- 18 bottles of Ace of Spades Rose: $18,000

- 15 bottles of Dom Perignon Rose: $27,000

There's more ... including 16 bottles of Grey Goose for $10,400, 45 orders of Maker's Mark, 24 shots of Jim Beam Fire, 3 bottles of Don Julio 1942. These guys weren't messin' around. 

It's unclear who footed the bill (most likely the casino) ... but it's not like Gronk can't afford it anyway -- dude's gonna make more than $4 mil next year.

It's good to be Gronk.

Rob Gronkowski I Lost My Shirt at the Casino ... Turns Up with Flo Rida

6/19/2017 7:10 AM PDT
Breaking News

Rob Gronkowski proved he's shaved from head to toe -- ripping off his shirt and partying with Flo Rida at Shrine at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut ... and we got the pics.

The New England Patriots TE showed with a party crew and went H.A.M. when Flo started performing -- doing his usual dancing, boozing, removing clothing thing.

Gronk and Flo have been friends for a while -- the rapper was a special guest on Gronk's legendary party cruise last off-season.

Per usual with Gronk, the guy goes on a party tear before the season begins ... and Tom Brady has previously said he doesn't care as long as the guy shows up ready to play when it counts.

No word on if anyone ever found Gronk's shirt.

Vikings' Latavius Murray Draft Me In Fantasy ... You Won't Regret It!

6/19/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

First things first ... Latavius Murray says he's NOT replacing Adrian Peterson in Minnesota. You can't replace a legend. 

That said, LM says if you get the chance to draft him in your fantasy league ... DO IT!!!! 

The Vikings running back tells TMZ Sports he's fired up to get on the field with his new squad -- and promises to be your secret weapon when it comes to punishing your FF opponents. 

"Draft me man ... 'cause I'm a guy that has a nose for the end zone and I'm gonna continue to do that and do all I can to put them points on the board!"

SOLD! 

Latavius also has some thoughts on his former squad, the Oakland Raiders, moving to Vegas -- and explains why he's not worried one bit. 

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