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Les Moonves NFL Games WILL Be Shorter ... Here's How

2/24/2017 3:15 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

CBS Honcho Les Moonves is coming to the rescue of all NFL fans sick of the games taking longer than a presidential term to finish ... promising the games WILL be shorter and telling us how.

NFL ratings took a dip last season ... with some fans complaining the length of the games is a factor in why they're changing the station.

CBS has been a part of discussions with the league about how to speed things up, and when we got Les -- the president of the network -- out at Craig's in L.A., he told us how they're gonna do it.

Shorter games mean less time to blow 25 point leads, right Falcons fans?

DeAngelo Williams & Gary Barnidge ICE SWIMMING IN FINLAND ... So Damn Cold.

2/23/2017 11:11 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Two NFL stars put their manliness to the test in Finland -- ICE SWIMMING IN 34 DEGREE WATER ... and TMZ Sports has the video. 

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams and Browns tight end Gary Barnidge made the leap at Loyly Helsinki ... where the outside temperature was a cozy 20 DEGREES! 

The guys are in Finland as part of the American Football Without Barriers program which helps spread the game to other countries.

Also there ... Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl center Alex Mack -- who did TOPLESS SNOW ANGELS!!

Golden Tate Jameis Winston Was Misunderstood ... He's No Sexist

2/23/2017 9:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Detroit Lions star Golden Tate is DEFENDING Jameis Winston -- saying he understands the message the QB was trying to send to elementary school kids ... and it was NOT a sexist one.

"I personally understand what he was saying," Tate tells TMZ Sports.

"He's saying, 'Hey men, lead your families. Step up when you see something that's not going right. When you see someone abusing a woman or verbally abusing a woman or something like that, stand up.' That's all he's saying I think. I mean, I get it."

Tate says people should focus on Winston's bigger message -- that all kids can achieve their goals in life if they work hard enough.

"Keep it up, Jameis. Keep balling and keep changing this world. People are always gonna misunderstand you."

The Game Jay Cutler Can Save the 49ers ... Here's Why

2/23/2017 8:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Game is a HUGE San Francisco 49ers fan ... and he's calling for the team to SIGN JAY CUTLER ... telling TMZ Sports the Bears QB could turn the whole team around.

He's serious ... Game LOVES Jay Cutler.

"[Jay could] bring us back to playoff contention," Game explained ... "We need somebody stable and Jay Cutler has been stable his whole career."

Watch the clip ... you convinced?

Joe Mixon NFL Draft Training 1-Handed Grabs and Crazy Speed

2/23/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Joe Mixon wants everyone to know he's focused on the NFL ... Combine or not.  

The ex-Oklahoma running back is in Norman, OK, where he's been training full-time for the NFL Draft and TMZ Sports has video of his workouts. It's impressive. 

The footage speaks for itself ... he can run, catch, cut on a dime and looked strong putting up 275 on the bench press. 

Mixon was not invited to the NFL Combine due to the violent 2014 incident involving a female student -- but he still has his sights set on the league and will have a Pro Day on the Oklahoma campus on March 8. 

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Aaron Hernandez Prison Phone Calls to NFL Star Could Impact Murder Case

2/22/2017 9:20 AM PST
Exclusive Details

0222-hernandez-pouncey-getty-01Prosecutors believe Aaron Hernandez's 2015 prison phone conversations with NFL star Mike Pouncey could help prove Aaron murdered two people in 2012. 

TMZ Sports has obtained court docs in which prosecutors are asking the judge in the case to admit transcripts of the phone calls as evidence in Aaron's double murder trial. 

Essentially, prosecutors believe the calls show Hernandez uses the word "try" as a way to describe being disrespected ... and talks to Pouncey about how he responds when someone "tries" him. 

Officials say Hernandez felt the victims in the homicide case were "trying" him before he shot them to death later that night. 

The first phone call with Pouncey went down on April 3, 2015:

"During this call, the defendant talks about how he has changed and now he would not want to even go in a club if there were 'black people there' because if they (referring to he and the Pounceys) go in 'imagine if I go in the club with y’all n*ggas and n*ggas try you, you already know what time it is, feel me?'"

"This statement is relevant as an example of the defendant’s use of the word 'try,' referring to being disrespected. Bradley will testify (and likely be subject to vigorous cross-examination) that the defendant repeatedly told him that he felt that people -- and, ultimately the homicide victims in this case -- were 'trying' him."

The second Pouncey phone call took place on April 28, 2015: 

"During this call, [Hernandez] stated words to the effect of, 'I’m going to get another tattoo that looks like a stop sign that will say, ‘Beware, no hesitation.’ [Hernandez] said, 'You feel me? Like try me and there’s no hesitation.'"

"Again, as set forth above, this statement is relevant to the defendant’s use of the word 'try' and ongoing perception that others were 'trying him' -- and suggest how the defendant responds when tried."

Hernandez is accused of killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Furtado as retaliation for someone in their group accidentally bumping into him at a nightclub. 

Hernandez and Pouncey played college football together at the University of Florida and stayed friends for years. 

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Tom Brady 'Suspect Board' In Missing Jersey Case ... Gaga, Edelman, Gollum?

2/22/2017 8:54 AM PST
Breaking News

0222_suspect-board-launchTom Brady is going all Carrie Mathison in his search for his missing Super Bowl jersey -- issuing a "Suspect Board" with all the possible suspects ... including Lady Gaga, Julian Edelman and the kid from "Billy Madison."

It's pretty funny ... Tom even pokes fun at the $500,000 value he gave the Houston Police Dept. 

Also listed ... The "Crab People" from "South Park," Jaws (because of his violent history) ... and the creepy courtroom sketch of himself from the Deflategate hearings. 

Good luck ... 

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Ezekiel Elliott Police Incident Best Friend Arrested for Loaded Gun at Bar

2/22/2017 12:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0221-ezekiel-elliott-alvarez-GETTY-01We now know why Ezekiel Elliott was in the middle of a police incident at an Ohio bar over the weekend ... his "best friend" was getting arrested for a bringing a loaded gun to the place.

TMZ Sports posted video of Ezekiel speaking with cops in front of the Park Street Patio Bar on Friday night ... and while he was NOT detained, arrested or accused of any wrongdoing -- it's clear he was very interested in the investigation. 

Now, we know the person who was arrested that night is Alvarez Jackson ... who's been described as Zeke's "best friend" in a 2015 Sports Illustrated article. He's also a regular on EE's Instagram feed. 

According to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports, Jackson was being patted down by security on his way into the bar when they found a loaded Glock 9mm handgun inside of a purse-like bag around his neck. 

Security took the gun -- but Alvarez allegedly ran upstairs into the bar. Officials say he was tracked down and arrested. 

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Law enforcement sources tell us Alvarez tried to name-drop Ezekiel during the incident -- claiming he's the NFL star's "brother."

We previously spoke with Ezekiel's rep who says the Cowboys RB did provide information to police but was NEVER accused of any wrongdoing. 

Jackson has been charged with felony illegal gun possession in a liquor establishment and faces up to 5 years in prison. He's due in court later Wednesday.

Joey Porter Bar Arrest Security Footage Released ... Scary but NOT Violent

2/21/2017 2:43 PM PST
Breaking News

Joey Porter DEFINITELY got up close and angry with a bouncer before his Pittsburgh arrest -- but he did NOT rough the guy up ... and new security footage proves it. 

Officials have finally released the video evidence in the case against the Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach ... and while he certainly gets mad at the bouncer for not letting him in, we sure as hell don't see an assault. 

Porter was initially charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication ... but eventually pled guilty to JUST disorderly conduct. 

He paid a fine ... and that's it. 

Joey Porter Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct ... In Bar Incident

2/21/2017 10:37 AM PST
Breaking News

0221-joey-porter-GETTY-01Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter just pled guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from a January altercation with security at a Pittsburgh bar. 

Porter was initially charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication over the January 8 incident ... in which cops say Porter got physical with a bouncer after he was denied entry into the bar. 

TMZ Sports obtained video of Porter jawing at cops during the arrest.

Prosecutors had previously announced they would reduce charges based on video evidence -- but clearly believed Porter wasn't exactly a perfect angel that night. 

As for his sentence, Porter must now pay a $454 fine. That's it. 

Michael Floyd 'Model Inmate' During Jail Stay

2/21/2017 9:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Floyd's first week as a prisoner is going GREAT -- with officials saying the NFL star's been a model inmate since he was locked up at Lower Buckeye Jail in Arizona jail 5 days ago. 

As we previously reported, Floyd was sentenced to 120 days in jail (he'll reportedly only serve 24) after striking a plea deal from his December extreme DUI arrest.

The New England Patriots WR turned himself in on February 16 and so far ... no issues!

As a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesperson put it, "Michael Floyd has not been in any altercation or had any disciplinary issues so far."

Hooray!

Tuesday is Day 6 ... only 18 more to go!  

Tom Brady QB's Camp Made the Call On $500k Jersey Value ... Cops Say

2/21/2017 8:33 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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Tom Brady -- or someone in his camp -- came up with the $500,000 value for the QB's missing Super Bowl jersey ... this according to the Houston PD. 

TMZ Sports spoke with an HPD rep who tells us the $500k value listed on the police report was NOT determined by some fancy police property assessor ... it's the complainant who offers up the number.

In this case, the complainant on the report is Tom Brady ... and a Houston PD spokesperson tells us it was either Tom "or one of his people" who gave the $500k figure.

We're told if/when someone is arrested, the PD will kick the case over to the DA’s office which will work on determining its real worth.

Cops also note that if Brady filed an insurance claim, the insurance company would also tap their own people to assess the value.

For the record, the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1 spoke with Rick Harrison from "Pawn Stars" who said the value is closer to $200k.

Inflategate, anyone?

Darrelle Revis' Ex-Teammate 'That's Definitely Not Revis' Voice'

2/20/2017 4:32 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

At least TWO of Darrelle Revis' teammates are adamant the voice bragging about knocking out two people in Pittsburgh is NOT the NFL star.

TMZ Sports spoke with Brandon Browner -- who won a Super Bowl with Revis with the Patriots in 2014. 

Browner says he watched the video from the aftermath of the Revis incident and says, "I know for a fact that voice that I heard is not Darrelle Revis."

He also points out that Revis' current NY Jets teammate Brandon Marshall feels the same way. 

For his part, Revis has denied K.O.'ing the two men and his lawyers say they look forward to proving his innocence in court.

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