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Carolina Panthers Owner Under Investigation 'Allegations of Workplace Misconduct'

12/15/2017 3:06 PM PST
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From Hollywood to the NFL ... now a powerful NFL owner is being investigated for alleged misconduct in the workplace. 

The Carolina Panthers have confirmed they have "commenced an internal investigation" into 81-year-old Jerry Richardson. Details of the allegations have not been made public. 

"The Carolina Panthers and Mr. Richardson take these allegations very seriously and are fully committed to a full investigation and taking appropriate steps to address and remediate any misconduct," the team said in a statement.

"The entire organization is fully committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse work environment where all individuals, regardless of sex, race, color, religion, gender, or sexual identity or orientation, are treated fairly and equally. We have work to do to achieve this goal, but we are going to meet it."

As for the NFL ... our sources tell us the Panthers made the league aware this afternoon that they'd launched an investigation.

Story developing ... 

Antonio Brown Can Easily Break Jerry Rice's Record ... Says Chad Johnson

12/15/2017 2:29 PM PST
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Jerry Rice better watch his back ... 'cause there's one current NFL superstar who's on pace to take the crown from the 49ers legend ... this according to ex-Pro Bowler Chad Johnson.

TMZ Sports spoke with Ochocinco about Antonio Brown dominating today's game ... and asked straight-up whether it's possible AB84 can end up at the top of the all-time receiving yards list.

Johnson completely believes Brown can eventually pass Rice's record of 22,895 career yards ... and explains exactly what needs to happen in order to actually get those numbers.

FYI -- Brown is currently at 9,886 through almost 8 seasons in the league ... getting nervous yet, Jerry??

NYG's Brandon Marshall Cussed Out By Heckler In NY ... Smartly Walks Away

12/15/2017 10:42 AM PST
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Here's a video the NFL should show at the 2018 Rookie Symposium -- NY Giants WR Brandon Marshall being cussed at in NYC by a heckler ... and he handles it like a champ.

It all started when an NYPD officer approached Brandon's Rolls-Royce and started to write him a parking ticket. Like anyone, the WR wasn't happy about it.

A fan spotted the incident and started recording. He then asked Brandon for a selfie, but the NFL star wasn't in the mood (obviously) and declined.

The fan turned on Marshall and yelled at him, "That's why your team sucks, man. That's why your team sucks!" 

He added, "What's y'all record?! F*cking bum!"

But, Marshall smartly kept his cool and walked away ... only saying one thing to the heckler, "Go to work." He left the situation without incident.

This had all the makings of a situation that could have gone very south ... and it didn't.

Props to BM.

Joel McHale Boycott Thursday Night Football? ... No Way.

12/15/2017 7:27 AM PST
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This clip with Joel McHale sums up the NFL's problem with Thursday Night Football in a nutshell -- he  knows it's dangerous for the players ... but he loves the sport too much to stop watching.

McHale is a footballaholic -- but with huge names like Drew Brees and Richie Incognito calling for an end to the mid-week game due to a spike in injuries, we asked Joel if he would support one less day of the NFL.

The short answer ... no.

McHale was a tight end for the Washington Huskies back in college -- so, he knows what he's talking about when it comes to the risks of the sport.

But this is exactly the battle Brees, Incognito and others are facing -- fans can't get enough of the game ... despite the burden it puts on the players.

Cardi B Finally Meets Colin Kaepernick ... After Epic Twerk Sesh

12/15/2017 6:46 AM PST
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Cardi B twerked like her life depended on it at HOT 97's Hot for the Holidays concert on Thursday -- and got rewarded for her efforts with a Colin Kaepernick meet-and-greet after the show!

You might've heard ... Cardi's been backing Kaep ever since she blew up with "Bodak Yellow" -- saying she was gonna boycott the NFL if no team signed him back in September. 

Fast-forward a few months ... and the hip-hop star finally got to meet her favorite football player and his GF, Nessa -- a HOT 97 radio host -- backstage at the Prudential Center.

Nessa even congratulated Cardi for "being the sweetest and for poppin' that booty onstage!!!"

You're welcome:

Update: Cardi says she was “happy and shy” meeting Kaep ... and is nominating the QB for POTUS in 2020!! 

Terry Bradshaw Antonio Brown Has 1 Major Advantage Over Lynn Swann

12/14/2017 4:01 PM PST

Wanna see Terry Bradshaw scramble like he's dodging a linebacker in the pocket?? Just ask him who the better reciever is -- Antonio Brown or Lynn Swann??

That's exactly what happened when talking to TooFab in L.A. Wednesday night ... when one of the greatest Steelers of all time was pressed with what seems like an impossible question.

Terry obviously knows firsthand how great of a receiver Swann is -- after all, they won 4 Super Bowls together -- but he admits AB84 has his old HOF teammate beat in one MAJOR category.

Warren Sapp Big Hole In Vibrator Story

12/14/2017 9:33 AM PST
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Warren Sapp's got another problem in his sexual misconduct case ... because his version about why he handed out vibrators to women at the NFL Network ain't exactly adding up.

Sapp went on the radio and claimed he has a friend who makes novelty vibrators that look like lipstick -- and when he shared pictures of the devices with the makeup team, they asked him to bring some in ... and he obliged. 

Sapp went to social media Wednesday and posted a photo of the vibrator in question -- called the Womanizer 2Go ... made by a company called Womanizer. 

Problem is ... we're told Womanizer has no relationship with Sapp and never has. One source says the company is confused as to why Sapp would make those claims. 

NFL's Damontre Moore In Crazy Street Brawl ... Possible Gunshot Fired

12/14/2017 12:50 AM PST
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Just 4 days before Damontre Moore was cut by the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL defensive end was in a crazy street brawl in Texas ... and it sounds like someone fired a gun. 

TMZ Sports obtained footage from the Oct. 20 incident outside of Bottled Blonde beer garden -- where 25-year-old Moore was getting into it with a group of guys. 

One witness tells us the fight was over a woman -- but the details are unclear. 

What we do know ... Moore tries to fight two guys -- and ends up getting jumped pretty bad. One guy puts Moore in a headlock while 2 other guys swing on him. 

Eventually, Moore gets out -- and tries to jump through the sunroof of a Porsche to try and punch the fleeing attackers. As the car peels out, you can hear what sounds like a gunshot. 

Cops were called to the scene at 2:10 AM for possible shots fired -- but everyone left, so no arrests were made. 

Moore was a member of the Cowboys at the time of the incident -- but was cut 4 days later, reportedly for "football reasons" ... to make room for another player on the roster. 

We reached out to Moore and the Cowboys for comment -- so far, no word back from either. 

Eric Dickerson Zeke Bet Me He'll Rush for 200 Yards ... In Return Game

12/13/2017 4:23 PM PST
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Ezekiel Elliott truly believes he'll crack 200 yards in his first game back from suspension -- and he's so confident about it, he made a jersey bet with Eric Dickerson

Zeke and E.D. are close personal friends -- and the Hall of Famer told us he's been talking with the Dallas Cowboys running back while he's serving his 6-game suspension

The good news for Jerry Jones ... Dickerson says Elliott wanted to prove he's serious about dropping 200 on the Seahawks on Dec. 24 -- so he bet his game jersey against one of Dickerson's game jerseys. 

Dickerson says if Zeke wins the bet, he has a "special" jersey in his collection he's willing to give the young superstar. 

Game on ... 

Warren Sapp I Never Peed In Front of that Lady But ...

12/13/2017 1:24 PM PST
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Warren Sapp is firing back against allegations of sexual misconduct -- claiming he NEVER urinated in front of an NFL Network wardrobe lady ... but there WAS a conflict over the bathroom. 

Sapp appeared on "The Andy Slater Show" on 940 AM in Miami and told his version of what went down during a bathroom incident with Jami Cantor while he was working at the network.

Long story short ... Sapp says he DID open the bathroom door and saw Cantor working in there -- but instructed her to get out ... and didn't begin to pee until she was gone.

"I walked in [and] asked her to leave," Sapp said ... "She left. She yelled what she yelled through the door, talkin' about that's her office."

Sapp explained, "This sh*tter can't be your office."

Cantor tells a different story in her lawsuit against the NFL Network ... claiming Sapp barged in, whipped it out and began to pee while telling the woman, "Sorry mama, but your office shouldn't be our sh*tter."

"I walked in that bathroom but there's no way I peed in front of her. I put that on my 6 kids. My 3 little girls and my 3 big boys -- no way, no how." 

Sapp also addressed Cantor's allegations that he gave her sex toys as Christmas presents -- saying he DID give them to some makeup artists after they requested them ... but never gave one to Cantor. 

When asked if he had spoken to any of the other players named in the suit, Sapp says he talked with Marshall Faulk ... but claimed his CTE kept him from remembering much of the conversation.

Seahawks' Malik McDowell Arrest Video Cusses Out Cops Like a Maniac

12/13/2017 10:37 AM PST
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Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Malik McDowell repeatedly called a female cop a "bitch" and a male cop a "n**ga" during his arrest in ATL on Sunday ... and TMZ Sports has the video. 

We broke the story ... the 21-year-old rookie got into a verbal altercation outside of the SL Lounge early Sunday morning and cops were called to the scene. 

When they arrived, McDowell went ballistic on the officers -- cussing them out and yelling at them ... even accusing them of planting evidence on him. 

At one point he screams about how rich he is -- and that's why he feels justified calling the woman officer a "bitch."

The officer tells Malik to stop talking, to which he replies, "I can call you a bitch if I want to."

Malik tells the cops they'll never make as much money as he's made in the last 3 months and tells the woman, "You'll be a broke bitch for the rest of your life."

FYI, McDowell reportedly signed a 4-year contract worth $6.95 million after he selected in the 2nd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. 

Drew Brees Opens Dope Playground For Special Needs Kids

12/13/2017 6:41 AM PST
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How cool is this? 

Saints QB Drew Brees spent his Tuesday opening a VERY cool "fully inclusive playground" in New Orleans for kids "of all abilities" ... including those with special needs. 

Drew and his family attended the grand opening of the Walnut Street Playground at Audubon Park -- it's the very first fully inclusive playground in the city. 

The place has everything from swings to slides to ZIP LINES!! Plus, the play area was designed to be fully accessible for wheelchairs! 

Props to Drew and his foundation -- and everyone involved.

Terry Glenn Cops Release Crash Pics from Fatal Wreck

12/13/2017 12:30 AM PST
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Ex-NFL star Terry Glenn crashed his truck into a concrete divider on a Texas highway after apparently tailgating at the Dallas Cowboys game ... according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports

The Irving Police Dept. has now released crash photos and incident reports from the Nov. 20 crash that killed the former WR and left his fiancee severely injured. 

Cops say Glenn was driving his Ford F250 around 12:18 AM when he hit the entrance to the toll lane and flipped. Neither Glenn nor his fiancee were wearing seatbelts. 

When cops arrived, they found Glenn unconscious on the ground, barely breathing with a slight pulse. He had a massive wound on the back of his head. 

Glenn's fiancee suffered injuries to her face and a possible broken collarbone. 

Cops say Glenn was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead short time later. 

Glenn's fiancee told police she and Terry attended the Cowboys game in Arlington earlier in the evening. You can see tailgating supplies, including a cooler, chairs and BBQ charcoal, scattered around the crash scene. 

Glenn's fiancee admitted she had been drinking earlier in the day -- but "was not clear" if Glenn had consumed alcohol, too. 

Officials conducted toxicology tests on Glenn's body -- so far, no word on the results.

Cops say no alcohol was recovered at the crash scene, however investigators did find a "marijuana grinder and bottle."

Glenn's clothing was taken as evidence.

TMZ Sports also obtained several 911 calls made by witnesses detailing the scene in the moments after the crash. 

Glenn was 43.  

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